"Politics and Society in Israel: An Urban Perspective" is an interdisciplinary course exploring modern Israel's complexities through urban studies and political science. Covering topics such as state establishment, political systems, social divisions, the Israel-Palestine conflict, and Jewish immigration waves, the course examines how politics and society have shaped and been shaped by the urban landscape in Israel. Through lectures, discussions, readings, and simulations, students develop critical thinking skills to assess urban development's social, political, and economic dimensions. Students also conduct research and present their findings, honing research and presentation skills. The course fosters cross-cultural awareness and interdisciplinary perspectives, enabling students to appreciate Israel's intricate connections between politics, society, and urban development.

Semester: WiSe 2023/24