Islam and Democracy in the Modern Middle East (20484). 2 units. This seminar will study the development of regimes of government in Muslim countries since the nineteenth century. Focus will be on early constitutional movements, the rise of political Islam, the management of religion in various twentieth century states, the Iranian revolution, and the growth of Salafi ideas, culminating in the ISIS “caliphate.” This course will meet according to the Yale College calendar. Paper required. Permission of the instructor required. Also PLSC 776a. A.F. March.