Nov 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue

IS 431W - Riots, Protests, Social Movements


Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

Social movements and protest have become a part of the political landscape. This class explores the dynamics of political contention, from collective looting to revolution, involving tactics that go from reform-mongering to foot dragging to collective violence, and targeting power-holders whose authority may or may not be formally institutionalized. We will review the development of the scholarship in contentious politics, including its theoretical foundations, approaches, and applications. Comparisons will be made between different approaches to the same event and between different types of political contention. Writing Intensive Course.