Week Thirteen: Middle East
Rania Maktabi. 1999. The Lebanese census of 1932 revisited. Who are the Lebanese?
- How did the decree of 30 August 1924 modify 1932 census counts in order to define Lebanese citizenship?
- Describe "numbers game" regarding emigrants, foreigners and naturalization used by the Christian elite to preserve control of the country.
- Why has there been no census in Lebanon since 1932--what would be the probable result of such a new census?
Homa Hoodfar & Samad Assadpour. 2000. The politics of population policy in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
- How did the Islamist government in Iran look at family planning when they first took power, and why did they feel this way?
- Describe how high fertility and population growth threatened the key policies that the government used to get the loyalty of the population.
- Review the role played by government officials, religious leaders and the media in the evolution of fertility control policy in Iran.
Philip Martin, Elizabeth Midgley & Michael Teitelbaum. 2001. Migration and development: focus on Turkey.
- What was Turkey's special motive for encouraging outmigration of labor, and how well have their aims been realized by past migration streams?
- How did Turkish government policies affect the extent to which emigration had the intended effect on the Turkish economy?
- Explain what it means to say Turkey is an immigration, transit and emigration country. Where are most immigrants into Turkey coming from?