402203 VU Political Science - Specialisation 2

summer semester 2021 | Last update: 02.02.2021 Place course on memo list
402203
VU Political Science - Specialisation 2
VU 2
5
weekly
each semester
English

Students advance their knowledge in political science by specialising in different areas of the field.

The last couple of years we have seen a surge in protest actions. In this course, we discuss the options available for citizens who politically disagree. We study the toolbox of rebels and protestors who engage in a claim-making act. As protest does not happen in a vacuum, we also discuss the relation with the state, and study the toolbox of the state to respond to claim-making acts. The course literature focuses on contentious politics, social movement organisations and (counter-)insurgency strategies. This course is a ‘dialogue between ideas and evidence’ (Ragin 1997) as we will continuously compare theory with empirical cases. Students will give a presentation and write an essay. This course is taught in English. 
 

 

Presentation and paper 

Among others:

Tilly, C. and S. Tarrow (2015). Contentious Politics. Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Benford, R. D., & Snow, D. A. (2000). Framing processes and social movements: An overview and assessment. Annual review of sociology, 26(1), 611-639.

McAdam, D., Tarrow, S., & Tilly, C. (2009). Comparative perspectives on contentious politics. Comparative politics: Rationality, culture, and structure, 260-290.

positive completion of compulsory modules 1 to 3.

 

see dates
Group 0
Date Time Location
Tue 2021-03-09
16.00 - 17.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-03-16
16.00 - 17.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-03-23
16.00 - 17.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-04-13
16.00 - 17.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-04-20
16.00 - 17.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-04-27
16.00 - 17.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-05-04
16.00 - 17.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-05-11
16.00 - 17.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-05-18
16.00 - 17.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-05-25
16.00 - 17.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-06-01
16.00 - 17.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-06-08
16.00 - 17.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-06-15
16.00 - 17.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Tue 2021-06-22
16.00 - 17.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online