The Global Politics of Protest and Change
Dates: 8 - 26 July, 2013
Lecturers include: Professor Mary Kaldor, Professor David Held, Professor Martin Albrow, Lord Meghnad Desai, Professor Ruti Teitel, civil society activists and practitioners.
Convenors: Dr Iavor Rangelov, Ms Sabine Selchow
This course is unique in its bottom-up approach to the study of politics and social change, emphasizing the role of human agency and activism in the process of globalization. The course examines the dynamics of 'anti-globalization' and 'globalization from below' in protest and change related to global governance, capitalism, justice, democracy and violence. Lectures focus on specific issues ranging from political consumerism, new media and forms of protest, to the anti-capitalist movement, climate change, human rights and the 'war on terror'. The role of key global actors will be explored, including social movements and NGOs, nationalist and religious movements, the global media, Davos and Porto Alegre, and institutions such as the United Nations, the International Criminal Court and the World Bank.
The course offers a unique opportunity for students to engage with some of the leading scholars in the study of globalization. Our lecturers include Professor Mary Kaldor and Professor David Held, co-directors of LSE Global Governance; Professor Martin Albrow, author of The Global Age; Lord Meghnad Desai, a pioneer of the study of economic globalization; Professor Ruti Teitel, author of Transitional Justice; as well as key civil society activists and practitioners from different contexts.
This is an intermediate level course and requires some basic knowledge in areas of politics, development or international relations. It is particularly useful for students with a first degree, advanced undergraduates or those with practical experience in NGOs, multinational corporations, or international organizations.
M. Kaldor, Global Civil Society: An Answer to War, Polity Press (2003).
Lectures: 36 hours Classes: 12 hours
Assessment: One written examination
Contenido del curso: 12 horas de clase semanales por las mañanas y conferencias y seminarios por las tardes en función del curso elegido.
Precio total: 3.980 €