Robert D Burrowes
YEMEN: THE POLITICS OF OIL, UNIFICATION AND DEVELOPMENT The subjects of this course are the politics of development, democratization and unification in Yemen from the 1960s to the present. The focus will be very much on the Republic of Yemen (ROY), but Yemen will be used to shed light on the politics of late-developing nation-states in general. A major goal of the course is to familiarize students with readily accessible sources (largely news sources) that permit students and others to quickly and easily reconstruct the recent past – indeed, to virtually monitor, track or profile the present.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading
Mid-term based on the readings, lectures and discussions. Term paper on some aspect of contemporary Yemeni politics
Papers should be roughly ten pages in length for undergraduates and twenty pages for graduates