Professor Michael Hardt
This course is aimed at understanding contemporary social movements by using both activist knowledges and scholarly analysis. Social movements are collective forms of political action that work outside of the established, institutional structures. In recent decades dramatic social movements in different parts of the world have garnered great attention and expressed widespread political desires and frustrations, but they have also raised questions about their effectiveness and organization. The course is organized to tack back and forth between learning about the nature of specific social movements and the scholarly debates regarding social movements in general.
To access the complete syllabus, please click on the PDF version of the Global Protest: Social Movements in Age of Globalization syllabus.