COLLECTIVE ACTION AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

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Section: 
1
Number: 
140W
CCN: 
32747
Times: 
W 2-5pm
Location: 
REMOTE
Course Description: 

Why have people across the world chosen to fight for issues such as environmental protection, economic equality, and human rights by taking to the streets?  Why would individuals in authoritarian regimes risk taking part in political protest?  What tactical repertoires are most successful for collective action; will the revolution be Tweeted instead of televised?  How can we evaluate a social movement’s success or failure overall?  These are some of the main questions we will address as we investigate how relatively powerless groups of people around the world have attempted to change the political, economic, and cultural status quo.  As we engage each other in lively and respectful discussions, the issues raised will challenge us to think, analyze, and write with creativity and rigor.

 

Instructor: Wendy Sinek
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