Collective Action and Social Movements


Seminar course will introduce students to two dominant paradigms in the study of contentious mobilization: economic theories of collective action and sociological theories of social movements. Study of dissident collective action in autocracies, democracies, and hybrid regimes (e.g. electoral autocracies). Explore contemporary movements including civil rights, ethnic and nationalist, religious, feminist, anti-abortion, peasant, and workers movements in Latin America, Western and Eastern Europe, North Africa, and the U.S. Draw on historical, quantitative and game-theoretic work. One course / 3 units.

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