POL5713 - Political Contention in Contemporary China

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Department of Public Policy
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Course Duration
One Semester
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Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to provide students with (a) an overview of major theories on social movements and contentious politics and (b) a critical evaluation of different forms of political contention in contemporary China. Using a variety of cases from contemporary China, including rural contention, workers, environmental protest, and, students are guided to evaluate how participants in these confrontation are mobilized and involved and how the movement is sustained and reciprocated by the state authority. Through this learning experience, students should be able to apply these theories to episodes of contentious politics in other context.    

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Continuous Assessment: 100%
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