This course provides a critical introduction to the history, nature and impact of global protest. It analyses how social movements, NGOs and other civil society organisations have interacted and influenced each other and how they have globalised. It interrogates the notion of development as economic growth, assesses the critiques against NGOs as alternatives to state-led development models and considers the concept and use of humanitarian intervention in diverse geographical contexts.
For more information, please see the course handbook: The Politics of Protest, Development and Social Change online handbook (pdf; 131kb)
"This course changed the way I look at the world." - Anya, The Politics of Protest, Development and Social Change, 2020
What will I learn?
On successful completion of the course, the student should possess:
- A critical understanding of the key theoretical debates on social movements and NGOs, including an understanding of the various roles these forces play in processes of development and social change.
- An understanding of the nature and history of social protest since the 1960s.
- An understanding of the relationships between NGOs and a range of other development actors, including the state, and knowledge of how these relationships have evolved.
- A capacity to identify, understand and critique a range of theoretical approaches for understanding contemporary social movements, and apply these approaches to practical case studies.
For further information on credits, entry requirements and fees, please visit our Online Learning webpage.
If you have any questions, please fill out our enquiries form.
Venue: Online Learning
Start of programme: 28 June - 9 July 2021
Mode of Attendance: Full-time
- A university student or a graduate at the time of attending the summer school, and 18+ years of age. Professional experience can be acknowledged as equivalent to a university qualification.
- 2 weeks
Tuition Fees 2021
Dr Feyzi Ismail Convenor