September 17, 2021

FREE Online Course | Constitutional Struggles in the Muslim World: Enrolments Open!

University of Copenhagen

About University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen is the oldest University in Denmark – founded in 1479, and with over 38,000 students and more than 9,000 employees. The purpose of the University is to conduct research and provide education to the highest academic level. Based in Denmark’s capital city it is one of the top research institutions in Europe.

About this Course

Learn what motivates the restive Muslim youth from Tunis to Tehran, what political positions Islamists from Mali to Chechnya are fighting for, where the seeming obsession with Islamic law comes from, where the secularists have vanished to, and whether it makes sense to speak of an Islamic state.

Since 2009 there has been a renewed wave of popular unrest sweeping throughout much of the Muslim world. Secular, but generally repressive and inefficient autocracies have come under pressure or been swept aside entirely. At the same, the various Islamic Republics have not fared much better, but been convulsed by internal unrest, economic and social decline. Throughout the Muslim lands, existing constitutional arrangements are being challenged, often very violently. This course is a survey of the constitutional ideas and institutions that have developed since the mid 19th century throughout predominantly Muslim countries, but its focus will lie on the actors that have dominated this discourse and shaped its outcomes. We will look at the large body of classical writings on the Islamic state only in so far as it is necessary to understand the contemporary debate, but concentrate on the legal and political developments of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Syllabus

  1. Overview: Presenting the Course
  2. Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey
  3. Egypt and Maghreb
  4. Saudi Arabia & The Gulf
  5. Iran & The Shiites
  6. The Levant (Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq)
  7. Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh
  8. Malaysia & Indonesia
  9. Sub-Saharan Africa
  10. Conclusion and Outlook

Perks

  • Flexible deadlines- Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
  • Shareable Certificate- Earn a Certificate upon completion
  • 100% online- Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
  • Approx. 40 hours to complete

To enrol for course on Constitutional Struggles in the Muslim World, click here.

Note: The online course is FREE and you can enrol anytime. However, to get a certified, there will be a nominal fee.


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