THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2007/2008
Social & Political Movements: Theory and Practice (U00544)
This course will engage with some of the large theoretical debates in the study of social movements, reading both empirical treatments of particular movements and theoretical treatments of key issues. It will be particularly concerned with the social and political context of protest, focusing on basic questions, such as: under what circumstances do social movements emerge? How do dissidents choose political tactics and strategies? How do movements affect social and political change?
? Costs : None
Home subject area
? Normal year taken : 3rd year
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 10 weeks
First Class Information
All of the following classes
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
- Knowledge of the main theoretical approaches to the study of social movements and their links to wider social and political change;
- awareness of the interplay between social movements, political institutions, wider social change and democratisation;
- competence in analysing social movements and their impact from a sociological perspective;
- skills in team-based investigation, planning and reporting on current issues.
A combination of coursework and/or exams with details to be specified by Course Organiser at first class
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Ms Sue Renton
Dr Hugo Gorringe
School Website : http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/