AIS4042 - Social Movements in an Age of Globalisation

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Department of Asian and International Studies
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Course Duration
One Semester
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Course Aims

Social Movements in an Age of Globalisation equips students with advanced knowledge of various approaches to social movements in local and global contexts. The course surveys a range of theories seeking to make sense of the dynamics of social movement mobilization in both the developed and developing world, focusing on dissidents pressing demands on sovereign states and international organizations. After covering the general literature on social movement theory as well as the relationship between globalization and dissent, the course focuses on a series of transnational trends/movements broadly related to the global fight for (and against) democracy. The course encourages active learning. Students will conduct role-play activities designed to simulate the dynamics of contentious politics; they will also conduct and subsequently present group research on real-world social movements, which will entail among other things the formulation of innovative proposals envisioned to maximize the effectiveness of mobilization efforts and strategies for action.

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Continuous Assessment: 100%
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