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SOCIAL AND POLITICAL MOVEMENTS IN A GLOBALIZING WORLD

SOCIAL AND POLITICAL MOVEMENTS IN A GLOBALIZING WORLD

GRADO EN ESTUDIOS GLOBALES/GLOBAL STUDIES

Curso 2021/2022

1. Subject Information

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Code
109019
Plan
290
ECTS
6.00
Type
Compulsory
Year
2
Duration
Second semester
Area
SOCIOLOGÍA
Departament
Sociología y Comunicación
Virtual platform

Campus Virtual de la Universidad de Salamanca

Professor Information

Profesor/Profesora
Kerman Calvo Borobia
Group/s
Único
Departament
Sociología y Comunicación
Area
Sociología
Centre
Fac. Ciencias Sociales
Office
410, Edificio FES
Office hours
(Provisional): Viernes de 12 a 14h
Web address
http://diarium.usal.es/kerman/presentacion/
E-mail
kerman@usal.es
Telephone
923294560 ext 3520

2. Association of the subject matter within the study plan

Curricular area to which the subject matter pertains.

Basic

Professional profile.

International organizations, political analysis, political counseling

3. Prerequisites

A revision of previous learning on theories of globalization.

4. Learning objectives

  1. To acquaint students with the plurality of manifestations that contentious politics take globally.
  2. To familiarize students with the successes and failures of social movements worldwide.
  3. To enable students to assess the possible consequences of ongoing dynamics of contentious politics worldwide.

5. Contents

Theory.

  1. Contentious Politics in the Global Society
  2. Transnational Advocacy coalitions.
  3. International Non-Governmental Organizations and International Organizations.
  4. Global Protest
  5. Global Social Movements.
  6. Violence and the Repression of dissent.

6. Competences acquired

Basic / General.

These are taken from the official document on ‘competencias’, at https://www.usal.es/grado-en-estudios-globales-global-studies/objetivos

CB2. Que los estudiantes sepan aplicar sus conocimientos a su trabajo o vocación de una forma profesional y posean las competencias que suelen demostrarse por medio de la elaboración y defensa de argumentos y resolución de problemas dentro de su área de estudio.

CB3. Que los estudiantes tengan la capacidad de reunir e interpretar datos relevantes normalmente dentro de su área de estudio de para emitir juicios que incluyan una reflexión sobre temas relevantes de índole social, científica o ética.

CB5. Que los estudiantes hayan desarrollado aquellas habilidades de aprendizaje necesarias para emprender estudios posteriores con un alto grado de autonomía.

CG1 - Aplicar los conocimientos adquiridos para resolver problemas concretos en entornos nuevos o poco conocidos dentro de contextos más amplios (o multidisciplinares).

CG2 - Conocer y aplicar los distintos métodos de investigación en el ámbito de las ciencias sociales para analizar problemas en relación con su especialidad.

CG3 - Desarrollar habilidades de organización, planificación de tareas y coordinación de proyectos que faciliten el trabajo en Equipo.

Specific.

CE4 - Conocer los retos actuales para la justicia en un mundo globalizado así como el análisis de la situación de los derechos humanos en el mundo.

CE10 - Identificar y describir situaciones de pobreza y desigualdad. Identificar factores causales así como analizar la evolución y logro de distintos casos.

CE15 - Conocer las características de la acción colectiva y entender el funcionamiento de los movimientos sociales y sus principales características.

7. Teaching methods

This course will combine different learning strategies:

  1. Lectures, on key topics and important theoretical ideas.  These will build on a list of ‘compulsory’ readings that will be marked in advance for each of the different topics.
  2. Participative discussions of texts and media material.
  3. In class presentations.
  4. Essay and exercise writing.

8. Anticipated distribution of the use of the different teaching methods

9. Resources

Reference books.

  • Bennett, W. L., Della Porta, D., Diani, M., Johnson, E., Kolb, F., McAdam, D., ... & Sikkink, K. (2004). Transnational protest and global activism. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • Fominaya, C. F. (2014). Social movements and globalization: How protests, occupations and uprisings are changing the world. Macmillan International Higher Education.
  • Smith, J., & Wiest, D. (2012). Social movements in the world-system: The politics of crisis and transformation. Russell Sage Foundation.
  • Tarrow, S. (2005). The new transnational activism. Cambridge university press.
  • Tufekci, Z. (2017). Twitter and tear gas: The power and fragility of networked protest. Yale University Press.
  • Kaldor, M. (2013). Global civil society: An answer to war. John Wiley & Sons.
  • Smith, J. (2008). Social movements for global democracy. JHU Press.
  • Guilhot, N. (2005). The democracy makers: Human rights and international order. Columbia University Press.
  • Chabot, S., Ayres, J. M., & Caniglia, B. S. (2002). Globalization and resistance: Transnational dimensions of social movements. Rowman & Littlefield.

10. Assessment

General considerations.

Students must demonstrate a sufficient level of the required general, basic and specific skills to pass the course.

Assessment criteria.

Evaluation will be based on the following criteria:

1/ Capacity to demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts, theories and events as explained throughout the course.

2/ Capacity to write in an adequately professional manner, showing command of the particularities of academic English.

3/ Capacity to communicate arguments, points of views and data.  

4/ Regular class attendance and good in class disposition towards academic excellence.

Assessment tools.

1. “Primera calificación

  • ‘In class evaluation exercises’ (3 x 15%). These are NOT exams in the traditional sense; instead, they are a set of exercises (summary of arguments, analysis of press releases, etc), based on readings, that students execute in class, with access to materials; some of them might include group discussions.
  • 1 group/Individual presentation (group composition depending on class size) on an academic topic (25%).
  • ‘Essay tasks’ (2 x 15%). Set of tasks that students prepare in their own time.

2. “Segunda calificación

Written examination (in the English language), covering the entire list of topics discussed during the term.

Assessment recommendations.

Constant work during the different activities in which the continuous evaluations is divided. Active participation in theoretical master classes and seminars.

Guidelines in the case of failing the subject.

Intense individual work with course materials.

11. Weekly teaching organization