Программа дисциплины «Социально-политическая культура стран Азии»



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Национальный исследовательский университет «Высшая школа экономики»


Программа дисциплины «Социально-политическая культура стран Азии»

для направления/ специальности 43.03.03 «Востоковедение, африканистика»

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Правительство Российской Федерации
Федеральное государственное автономное образовательное учреждение высшего профессионального образования
"Национальный исследовательский университет
"Высшая школа экономики"

Факультет философии, отделение востоковедения



Программа дисциплины

Socio-Political Cultures of Asia (the Arab World)”

Социально-политическая культура стран Азии
для направления/ специальности 41.03.03 «Востоковедение, африканистика»

Академический бакалавр


Бакалавриат 4 курс, 1 модуль

66 часов

Автор программы:

Галкина Е.С., доцент, elsegal78@gmail.com


Одобрена на заседании кафедры

цивилизационного развития Востока «___»____________2014 г

Зав. кафедрой Маслов А.А.
Рекомендована секцией УМС

Школы востоковедения факультета Мировой экономики и мировой политики «___»____________ 2014 г

Председатель Маслов А.А.
Утверждена УС факультета философии «___»_____________2014 г.

Ученый секретарь Макарова И.В. ________________________


Москва, 2014


Настоящая программа не может быть использована другими подразделениями университета и другими вузами без разрешения кафедры-разработчика программы.

Seminars



1. The concept of political culture.

2 hours

Types of political culture, social and political value, archaic and modern. Tradition, religion, rituals, political myths. Basic values ​​and factors of political culture.

Problems of research methodology.
2. Socio-Political Cultures of “East” and “West” – What is Common, What is Different?

4 hours

The duality of the socio-political culture of the Arab East. Patriarchal communities, tribal structure, clientele, ethno-religious and ethno-social communication.

Socio-political culture in the Qur'an, the hadiths and writings of the medieval philosophers. Cultural components of Arab Social Life. Four freedoms of traditional Arab culture (movement, law, the local, personality). Islamic law as a reflection of the political culture.
4. Political Culture and the Puzzle of Persistent Authoritarianism in the Arab World

2 hours

Key Elements of Islamic Governance. Political Culture of Leadership in the Arab World. Repression and Political Cultures.


5. Democracy and Arab Political Culture.

4 hours

Islam, Democracy, and Constitutional Liberalism. Is “Arab street” a political phenomenon or a political metaphor? “Islamic Democracy” or Democracy in Islam. Can there be an Islamic democracy? Islamic activism and democratization of the Arab World. The impact of religious orientations on attitudes toward democracy.


6. Arab Socio-Political Attitudes

2 hours

Values Arabs teach their children. The mood and outlook of Arabs today. How Arabs define themselves? How Arabs view the world? The Importance of Political Issues in the Arab world.


7. Socio-Political Cultures of Modern Arab Countries: Its Formation, Structure and Interactions (Gulf Monarchies, Egypt, Syria, Tunisia)

6 hours
8. Socio-Political Culture of the Arab Countries and the Problems of Modernization

2 hours

Arab national identity as the phenomenon of modern socio-political culture. The roots of radicalism in the Islamic political culture.



The course policy and Requirements

  • Students are required to fulfil all the components of assessment in order to get a final grade for the course. 

  • Reading, analyzing and synthesizing of the required readings is a pre-requisite for participating at every class.

  • Attendance of the classes is essential.

  • Contribution to the discussions at class is extremely significant for successful completion of the course and for achieving the main learning goals.

A student’s absence at class or abstaining from answer equals to “0” points for participation.

Students’ absence at less than a half of classes equals to “0” points for participation.



  1. Teaching methodology

Besides traditional teaching methods, the course involves a number of interactive methods, and requires active participation of students during class discussions. The teaching is aimed at developing academic, cognitive, transferrable skills and is completely oriented at active learning. The employed methods of teaching suppose to develop independent thinking, critical assessment, own thought formulation, practice special techniques of analysis. The professor applies a set of traditional and new teaching tools in order to deliver the course in an engaging and effective way.

The professor compiles a collection of suggested readings and provides it to the students in the electronic or printed form.




  1. Special Equipment and Software Support

  • A computer with an up-to date operating system

  • A multimedia projector

  • Secure Internet connection



Main Literature for the Course:


  1. Ахмедов В. Особенности политической культуры Египта // Россия и мусульманский мир. – 2007. – N 8 (182). – С. 125–137.

  2. Косач Г.Г. Терроризм и политическая культура в Саудовской Аравии // Ислам и общественное развитие в начале XXI века. – М., 2005. – С. 171–196

  3. Ланда Р.Г. Социология современного Востока. М.: Восточный университет, 2006

  4. Политические системы и политические культуры Востока / под ред. профессора А.Д. Воскресенского. — 2-е изд. перераб. и доп.— М: ACT: Восток—Запад, 2007.




  1. Bukay, D. Arab-Islamic Political Culture. Shaarei-Tikva: Center for Policy Research, 2003 / http://www.acpr.org.il/publications/books/bukay-arab-pol-culture.pdf

  2. Pratt, N. Identity, Culture and Democratization: The Case

of Egypt // New Political Science, Volume 27, Number 1, March 2005. P.73-90 http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/people/pratt/publications/cnps103066.pdf

  1. Zogby, J.J. Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us, and Why it Matters. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 (available in Google Books)

Additional Literature for the Course:

  1. Абу-Лабан Б., Абу-Лабан Ш. Ислам, общество и государство. Вопросы методологии исследования // Арабский Восток: ислам и реформы. М., 2000

  2. Ахмедов В. Некоторые особенности формирования и эволюции политических систем арабских стран Ближнего Востока // http://www.iimes.ru/rus/stat/2009/16-04-09b.htm

  3. Ван ден Берг Л.В.С. Основные начала мусульманского права согласно учению имамов Абу Ханифы и Шафии/ Пред. Л.Р. Сюкияйнена. М.: Наталис, 2005.

  4. Видясова М.Ф. Джихад без войны. Тунисский опыт модернизации и политическое насление Хабиба Бургибы (1903-2000). Т.2. Книга 2. М.: ИСАА МГУ, ИВ РАН, 2012. Очерки 6, 7.

  5. Видясова М.Ф., Умеров М.Ш. Египет в последней трети ХХ века: опыт либерализации экономики и политической системы. М., 2002. С.77-121

  6. Зеленев Е.И. Смута, анархия, революция: арабская политическая культура на пути в будущее// Азия и Африка сегодня. 2012. No 1.

  7. Политический ислам в странах Северной Африки. История и современное состояние. М.: Изд-во Моск. Ун-та, 2008.

  8. Социальный облик Востока / Отв. ред. Р.Г. Ланда. М.: Вост. лит., 1999.

  9. Ульянищева Е.В. Шахсия Масрия – «личность египтянина» в культурном пространстве арабского мира // Древний Египет. Сборник трудов Ассоциации по изучению Древнего Египта “МААТ”. М.: Бета-Фрейм, 2005




  1. Patai, R. The Arab Mind, rev. end. New York: Hatherleigh Press, 2002

  2. Kedourie, E. Democracy and Arab Political Culture. London: Frank Cass, 1994

  3. Salzman, Ph. “The Middle East’s Tribal DNA,” Middle East Quarterly 15, 1 (Winter 2008) / http://www.meforum.org/1813/the‐middle‐easts‐tribal‐dna

  4. Rosen, L. “Expecting the Unexpected: Cultural Components of Arab Governance,” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 603 (January 2006) http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/25097763?uid=3738936&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&sid=21104211694911

  5. Lewis, B. “Freedom and Justice in the Modern Middle East,” Foreign Affairs (May/June 2005 http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/60796/bernard-lewis/freedom-and-justice-in-the-modern-middle-east

  6. Fish, M.S. “Islam and Authoritarianism,” World Politics 55 (October 2002) http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/uploadedFiles/exed/sites/ldf/Academic/Fish%20-%20Islam%20and%20Authoritarianism.pdf

  7. Donno, D and Russett, R. “Islam, Authoritarianism, and Female Empowerment: What Are the Linkages?” World Politics 56 (July 2004

  8. Sharabi, H. Neopatriarchy: A Theory of Distorted Social Change (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992

  9. Wedeen, L. Ambiguities of Domination: Politics, Rhetoric, and Symbols in Contemporary Syria (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999

  10. Ajami, F. The Arab Predicament: Arab Political Thought and Practice Since 1967, updated edition (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993);

  11. Ajami, F. The Dream Palace of the Arabs: A Generations’ Odyssey (New York: Random House/Vintage Books, 1999

  12. Anderson, L. “Democracy in the Arab World: A Critique of the Political Culture Approach,” in Brynen, Korany, and Noble, Political Liberalization and Democratization in the Arab World, Volume I: Theoretical Perspectives

  13. Lynch, M. Voices of the New Arab Public: Iraq, al‐Jazeera, and Middle East Politics Today (New York: Columbia University Press, 2006


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