Jezik | Language: HRV ENG
Protest Politics in Old and New Democracies
Code: 142913
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: izv. prof. dr. sc. Danijela Dolenec
Lecturers: Danijela Dolenec - Seminar
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English level:

1,1,1

All teaching activities in the course will be held on English. This level includes courses with multiple groups (i.e., all teaching will be held strictly in Croatian for Croatian groups, and strictly in English for English groups).
Load:

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Seminar 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Description:
Contemporary political events, from Occupy Wall Street to fierce clashes at the Maidan, suggest that it is becoming increasingly difficult to understand the development of political regimes without analysing the circumstances, modes and outcomes of non-institutional civic action. The goal of this course is to introduce students to the analysis of a wide spectrum of contentious politics. The concept "contentious politics" stands for a diverse array of collective political action, which apart from social movements includes episodic contention such as demonstrations and strikes as well as more far-reaching events such as civil wars and revolutions - but always with a focus on how they interact with political institutions and the political process more broadly (Tarrow 2013). Protest actions are analysed within a comparative politics framework, with the objective of deepening our understanding of their effects on political parties, electoral strategies, public policies as well as political participation and democratisation more broadly.
Students learn to apply classical and contemporary approaches to contentious politics as an integral part of the political process which plays an important role in democratisation. Given that the current crisis of representative democracy exposes permanent challenges to consolidated democracies, both of the old variety in Western Europe and the US, and the new democracies that emerged after the Third Wave, students learn theoretical approaches that do not focus exclusively on elite interactions, and they are encouraged to evaluate the role of contentious politics in the development of democracy.
Literature:
  1. Tarrow, Sidney; Strangers at the Gates. Movements and States in Contentious Politics; Cambridge University Press (2012)
2. semester
Izborni GS-2 - Mandatory studij - University undergraduate programme of Journalism
Izborni GS-2 - Mandatory studij - University undergraduate programme of Political Science

6. semester
Izborni NOV 3-2 - Mandatory studij - University undergraduate programme of Journalism
Izborni NOV 3-2 - Part-time studij - University undergraduate programme of Journalism
Izborni pol 3-2 - Mandatory studij - University undergraduate programme of Political Science
Izborni pol 3-2 - Part-time studij - University undergraduate programme of Political Science

8. semester
Izborni pol 4-2 - Mandatory studij - University undergraduate programme of Political Science
Izborni pol 4-2 - Part-time studij - University undergraduate programme of Political Science
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