Social Movements in Europe and North America
A comparative examination of the development and impact of social movements and counter-movements in Canada, the U.S., and various European countries, with some examples also drawn from other parts of the world. Among the movements to be examined are those focusing on women’s rights, aboriginal rights, environmentalism, global social justice and sexual orientation rights. Questions to be addressed include: why do particular movements emerge when they do, what organizational form do they take, and what relationships do they develop with mainstream political processes?
Format and Requirements
One two-hour lecture per week. Course requirements TBA.