Collective action in the political sphere ranges from nonviolent demonstrations to violent conflict. We will study a range of cases of political protest, from historical to contemporary, using theories and evidence from political science and other disciplines, to identify individual motivations, political contexts, and patterns across time and space. We will analyze a handful of cases in depth, using previously collected data that ranges from interviews to social media accounts and applying techniques suitable to non-quantitative data.
Note: This course counts towards either the undergraduate American Politics subfield or the Comparative Politics subfield.
Course Attributes: AS SSC; EN S