Civil Society and Social Movements

Schulte-Tenckhoff Isabelle

MINT085 | Autumn | 6ECTS

The focus of this seminar course lies on the role of NGOs in social mobilisation at the local, national and international/transnational levels, using as a starting point the indigenous movement. On this basis, students will each select an organisations or form of mobilisation based on their research interests or previous experience, with the purpose of contributing to the main themes to be addressed, namely the historical, social and cultural dimensions of transnational mobilisation, and the power plays it involves at all levels, from the internal politics of specific movements to their engagement with states and international organisations. Given the disciplinary anchoring of this class in anthropology, methodological issues - including ethics - relevant to the study of social mobilisation and activism will be especially addressed.