Apr 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin
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POL 309 - Protest and Contention

Credits: 3

This course will prepare students to think systematically about contentious politics - processes in which people make conflicting collective claims on each other or on third parties - as they participate in them, observe them, and/or learn about how they are happening elsewhere. We will review theories of political contention and ask why people protest, how they choose their tactics, and why they succeed or fail in achieving their goals. We will spend most of our time examining how such forms of contention as social movements, revolutions, nationalist mobilization, and ethnic conflict have worked in different times and places, as well as thinking through parallels and differences among them.



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