COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Global Social Movements POLS   410 8 3 3 6

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction English
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Asst.Prof.Dr. Marella BODUR ÜN
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Goals
This course focuses on global social movements - one of the main actors affecting national and global political, economic, cultural and social processes and transformations in a global world.
Content
This course focuses on 1) the nature of the social movements within the framework of different intellectual traditions and social movements theories, 2) effects of global social movements on the economic, political, cultural and social transformations 3) anti-globalization movements. We will look at the different theoretical frameworks used to explain the origin and goal of social movements. We will also look at several case-studies and examples of different global social movements.

Learning Outcomes
1) Identify and analyze different global social movement theories.
2) Identify and analyze different global social movements and their affects on global processes.
3) Explore the nature of global social movements within the framework of different intellectual traditions and social movements theories.
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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Has the conceptual and theoretical competence to explain the phenomena in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations.
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Identifies the international and national issues by methodologies used in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations; chooses the appropriate analysis techniques across the issues and applies the appropriate empirical studies.
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Becomes skilful at following and interpreting different social areas in international and national levels and also applies the problem-solving oriented practices.
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Collects, reviews and analyzes the data obtained which necessary for modelling applications in the Social Science.
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Individually and/or in a team, takes responsibility, leadership, and works effectively.
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In recognition of the need for lifelong learning, follows the latest developments in the field and improves himself/herself.
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Uses Turkish, and at least one more foreign language, in accordance with the requirements of academic and work life.
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Understands and interprets the feelings, thoughts and behaviors of related persons correctly; and expresses himself/herself in written and oral forms accurately.
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Improves his/herself constantly by defining educational requirements considering interests and talents in scientific, cultural, art and social fields besides career development.
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Questions traditional approaches, practices and methods; and develops and applies new study methods if necessary.
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Recognizes and implements social, scientific and professional ethical values.
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Develops skills of defining and analyzing the international, regional and national oriented issues, producing appropriate conflict-resolution techniques and negotiation skills.
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Develops critical thinking skills.
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Course Content
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1 Introduction Manuel Castells, Networks of Outrage and Hope Polity, 2012. J. Smith. Social Movements for Global Democracy. Johns Hopkins UP, 2008 Lecture
2 Social Movements David Meyer, Protest and Political Process in Kate Nash and Alan Scott (eds), The Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology, Blackwell Publishing, 2004. Lecture
Discussion
3 Social Movement Theories I D. McCarthy and M.N. Zald. 1977. Resource Mobilization and Social Movements: A Partial Theory, American Journal of Sociology 82, 6 (1977): 1212-1241. Sidney Tarrow, Introduction and Chapter 1 in Power in Movement. Cambridge UP, 1994, pp.1-27. Discussion
4 Social Movement Theories II Alberto Melucci, A Strange Kind of Newness in E. Larana, H. Johnston and J. Gusfield (eds.) New Social Movements: from Ideology to Identity. Temple UP, 1994 Discussion
5 Social Movements and Old and New Media Zeynep Tüfekçi, Social Movements and Governments in the Digital Age: Evaluating a Complex Landscape, Journal of International Affairs, Fall/Winter 2014, vol.68, no.1, pp.1-17. Discussion
6 Global Social Movements I Margaret Keck and Kathryn Sikkink (1998). Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics. Cornell UP, chps. 1, 2. Discussion
7 Global Social Movements II - Opposing Neoliberal Globalization Smith, Globalizing Resistance. The Battle of Seattle and the Future of Social Movements, Mobilization, 6 (1), 2001, pp. 1-20. Discussion
8 Mid-Term Exam . Tarrow (2005), The New Transnational Activism, Transnational Impact on Domestic Activism and Transnational Activism and Internationalization, pp. 161-182 and 183-200. Discussion
9 Social Movements as Globalizers Jackie Smith, Promoting Multilateralism. Social Movements and the UN System in Social Movements for Global Democracy, Johns Hopkins Press, 2008, pp. 89-107. Discussion
10 Student Presentations Research
11 Student Presentations Research
12 Student Presentations Research
13 Student Presentations Research
14 Student Presentations Research
15 Student Presentations Research
16-17 Term Exams Exam

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