Institut Supérieur des Sciences Politiques et Administratives

Master en Études du Moyen-Orient

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Mission

L'Institut supérieur des sciences politiques et administratives vise à former de futurs fonctionnaires de l'administration publique et de la société civile, conscients de l'esprit de la communauté et de l'éthique. L'Institut comprend trois domaines d'enseignement multidisciplinaires, ceux des sciences politiques, des relations internationales et de l'administration publique. Ils visent à:
- Fournir aux étudiants une formation spécialisée en sciences politiques, leur donnant ainsi accès...
à une vie professionnelle.
- Développer l'esprit d'analyse et de synthèse des étudiants, ce qui leur permet de comprendre les enjeux nationaux et internationaux.
- Préparer les étudiants à suivre un programme spécialisé d'enseignement supérieur.

Objectifs Éducatifs du Programme

1. Les diplômés formuleront des réponses originales et critiques aux arguments / thèses avancés par l'instructeur pendant les conférences, les présentations de leurs collègues et les lectures assignées.
2. Les diplômés structureront ces réponses dans leur propre document de recherche original avec une argumentation appropriée.
3. Les diplômés évaluent différents arguments et évaluent de manière indépendante leurs mérites et leurs lacunes.
4. Les diplômés amélioreront leurs compétences orales et écrites et mèneront une recherche autonome à partir d'une pléthore de sources.

Aboutissements du Programme

a. Les étudiants comprendront les principaux facteurs qui influencent de la politique étrangère des puissances régionales et des grandes puissances à l’égard du Moyen-Orient.
b. Les étudiants comprendront les racines historiques des questions controversées et des enjeux en cours, y compris le conflit arabo-israélien et la concurrence du pouvoir.
c. Les étudiants évalueront l'économie politique des états arabes et l'impact des politiques de rente sur leur structure sociopolitique.
d. Les étudiants comprendront les nouvelles dynamiques en jeu dans les révolutions post-arabes au Moyen-Orient, y compris le rôle des ONG, de la société civile et des médias, la montée des acteurs transnationaux non étatiques comme Daech et les Kurdes et le retour de « l'état profond ».
36 crédits
Common Core
DIS560Diplomatic Management of Energy Security in the Middle East
3 credits
This course focuses on oil and gas policies in the region and the role these sources of energy and others played in shaping and influencing the regional agenda, the configuration of power in the region and the international politics of the Middle East. It also addresses the different impact on the oil producing states, mainly the emergence of rentier economies.
DIS535Foreign Policy Analysis
3 credits
This seminar focuses on the comparative study of foreign policy. It addresses the foreign policies of great powers, medium-sized powers and regional powers. It starts with a theoretical and empirical analysis of the decision making system in these countries, as well as the patterns of foreign policies. The comparative analysis is also focused on the elements shaping decision making and conduct of foreign policy (the different components of the external and internal factors shaping decision making). Particular emphasis will be put on their foreign policies in the Middle East.
RIN548Multilateral Diplomacy in International and Regional Organizations
3 credits
International organizations, mainly the UN and regional organizations like the League of Arab States and the European Union among others, play an increasingly important role in the world and in different regions. This course offers students insights into and practical knowledge about the conduct of multilateral diplomacy in different fields with particular focus on the Middle East.
MES600Regional Dynamics and Current Issues in the Middle East
3 credits
This course provides an analysis of the major changes and emerging trends, focusing particularly on the post Arab Spring period in terms of the threats facing the state, the emerging role of non-state actors of all kinds in shaping the regional agenda, the role of non-Arab regional powers such as Turkey and Iran, and the interplay between domestic and external factors in the ongoing crises.
Specialization
MES610Comparative Study of Political Systems in the Middle East
3 credits
This course addresses the typology of political systems in the region: the structure of power and the issue of legitimacy; its sources and its future, the evolution of the relations of the regime and the state and the issue of regime stability and its performance.
MES615Contemporary History of the Middle East
3 credits
This course addresses the politics of state building in the Middle East and its repercussions on the current issues in the region. It also addresses the wars and crises that shaped the emergence and the development of the Middle East order and the role of external as well as regional actors in these developments.
POL580ADissertation
6 credits
MES625Economic and Development Issues in the Middle East
3 credits
This course offers an insight into the key economic and developmental challenges facing the states in the region and their political and other repercussions on Middle Eastern societies. It offers a perspective on the different obstacles facing the many proposals for economic integration in the region.
POL505Methodology of Writing and Research in Political Science
3 credits
MES620Political Thought and Ideologies in the Middle East
3 credits
The course traces the formation, development and influence of the main ideologies from nationalism to Islamism that shaped and influenced the history of the Middle East as well as the role of these ideologies in current regional politics.
MES605The Middle East and Europe: Issues and Challenges in Trans-Mediterranean Relations
3 credits
After reviewing the key structures and forms of multilateral cooperation between the two shores of the Mediterranean, students will be drawing the lessons of such forums and structures of cooperation. The course focuses on the emerging joint challenges, like fighting terrorism, dealing with immigration, the need for cultural dialogue for better understanding and the need for new forms of economic cooperation.
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