ILRIC 2390

ILRIC 2390

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The Arab uprisings of 2010/2011 brought renewed attention to the power of ordinary citizens to collectively overthrow their governments. This course introduces theories of collective action, resistance, protest, and revolutions. It addresses the following questions: How do aggrieved citizens make claims against their governments, especially in non-democratic contexts? When and why do people act collectively to make those claims? How do governments respond to various forms of protest? What constitutes a revolution? Why do some succeed and others fail? We pay particular attention to different forms of workers' mobilization and to the role of labor and other social classes in revolutions. Fulfills the ILR Advanced Writing Requirement.  Enrollment is restricted to sophomores or others with permission who have not satisfied their ILR Advanced Writing Requirement.

When Offered Spring.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17523ILRIC 2390  LEC 001

  • The Arab uprisings of 2010/2011 brought renewed attention to the power of ordinary citizens to collectively overthrow their governments. This course introduces theories of collective action, resistance, protest, and revolutions. It addresses the following questions: How do aggrieved citizens make claims against their governments, especially in non-democratic contexts? When and why do people act collectively to make those claims? How do governments respond to various forms of protest? What constitutes a revolution? Why do some succeed and others fail? We pay particular attention to different forms of workers’ mobilization and to the role of labor and other social classes in revolutions. Cases will be drawn from around the world, including the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. Fulfills the ILR Advanced Writing Requirement. Enrollment is restricted to sophomores or others with permission who have not satisfied their ILR Advanced Writing Requirement.