This course is designed to comprehend contemporary dynamics of global social movements, especially in the context of neoliberal globalisation and the global pandemic.

The course comprises four main components. First, to explain the transformation of global politics for the rise of current movements and other forms of politics of resistance. Second, to introduce various approaches and theories of social movements. Third, to explore different strategies, dynamics and results. Forth, to employ specific framework for case study analysis and research plan.

By introducing various perspectives to social movements, the area of analysis in this course is designed to addressed four issues: structural conditions for the rise and development of global movements, the ways issues and actors are defined, the making of collective action, the conditions influencing forms, strategies, and success/failure of the movements.