800610 SE Revolutionary Processes: An Exploration of Tahrir Square and Beyond

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800610
SE Revolutionary Processes: An Exploration of Tahrir Square and Beyond
SE 2
5
every 2 weeks
annually
English

§5(2)2./3. Interdisziplinäre Kompetenzen bzw. individuelle Schwerpunktsetzung
 (BA Political Science).

The students will be able to critically analyze and reflect upon the revolutionary processes in the Middle East by applying theories of social change.

The revolutionary processes in the Middle East have had major impacts on the political landscape of the entire region. In this course, we will focus on Egypt’s Tahrir movement, one of the many centers of these processes, which since 2011 has decentralized and taken many—often creative—forms. By drawing on a pluralistic epistemology of political key concepts such as revolution, conflict and peace, as well as theories of social movement and civil disobedience, particular attention will be given to actors at the margins of the Tahrir movement. These voices are often unheard whilst articulating counter-positions to the political regime. This focus will serve as a starting point to also discuss the larger systemic interrelations with protest movements in other countries. Students will have the possibility to participate in an extra-curricular excursion to Egypt in the framework of this course. This will be an opportunity to further expand upon the contents of this class through meeting with colleagues and activists of the Egyptian revolutionary process.

Students will have the possibility to participate in an extra-curricular excursion to Egypt in the framework of this course.

Readings, oral presentations, seminar discussions, group work, excursion to Cairo (optional)

Active participation in class discussions, presentations, final paper

Will be announced in the first session.

Die in den jeweiligen Curricula festgelegten Anmeldevoraussetzungen sind zu erfüllen.

 

 

 

not applicable

Ranking of registration:
International exchange students as well as students who are particularly advanced in their studies will be welcomed with preference in case of a waiting list.  

14.03.2017
Group 0
Date Time Location
Tue 2017-03-14
16.00 - 19.45 SR 3 (Sowi) SR 3 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2017-03-28
16.00 - 19.45 SR 3 (Sowi) SR 3 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2017-04-25
17.00 - 20.45 SR 3 (Sowi) SR 3 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2017-05-09
16.00 - 19.45 SR 3 (Sowi) SR 3 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2017-05-16
16.00 - 19.45 SR 3 (Sowi) SR 3 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2017-06-06
16.00 - 19.45 SR 3 (Sowi) SR 3 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2017-06-20
16.00 - 19.45 SR 3 (Sowi) SR 3 (Sowi) Barrier-free