Zur Merkliste hinzufügen
Zurück

 

74002-01 - Übung: The Roots of Social Change? Grassroots Movements in Political Transitions 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2024
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Lasse Kos (lasse.kos@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Beat Ospelt (beat.ospelt@unibas.ch)
Inhalt Climate crisis, wars and migration, social upheaval and political polarization are presenting our societies with major challenges. The longing for a different society, sustainability, peace and justice is leading people to get active and work on realizing an alternatively organized society. Such groups fight for, develop and test alternatives, while confronting established societal structures with the outlines of another world. Grassroots movements are diverse and multifaceted, but they are united by a claim to change the world "from below". In this seminar, we get to the bottom of these movements. We develop a critical understanding of grassroots movements and how their actions can be understood from a sociological and political-theoretical perspective as political practices. Equipped with this theoretical and analytical knowledge, we take a closer look at case studies of grassroots movements, examine their practices, and ambivalent roles in political transitions. Our focus will be on two specific grassroots movements: ecovillages and squatting projects, while looking at their different aspects, tactics and contexts.
Lernziele By the end of this course, students should be able to
• understand, critically assess, and compare different grassroots movements, their practices, forms of politics, and role in processes of social transformation from a sociologically and political-theoretically informed perspective.
• apply the conceptual distinction between politics and the political as an analytical tool looking at political processes and phenomena.
• articulate a considered opinion on the nature, potentials, and limits of exodus and pre-figurative politics.
• present comments and questions to launch a productive group discussion, as well as to take an observant role during class and summarize and reflect on the plenum discussion.
Literatur Preliminary bibliography:

Avelino, F., Dumitru, A., Cipolla, C., Kunze, I., & Wittmayer, J. 2020. Translocal empowerment in transformative social innovation networks. European Planning Studies, 28(5), 955–977.
Dias, M. A., & Loureiro, C. F. B. 2019. A systemic approach to sustainability - The interconnection of its dimensions in ecovillage practices. Ambiente & Sociedade, 22.
Graeber, D. 2013. The Democracy Project. New York.
Hardt, M. & Negri, A. 2003. Empire. Cambridge.
Lorey, I. 2015. State of Insecurity: Government of the Precarious. London.
Marchart, O. 2007. Post-Foundational Political Thought. Edinburgh.
Monticelli, L. (2022). The Future Is Now: An Introduction to Prefigurative Politics. Bristol.
Mudu, P. & Chattopadhyay S. Ed. 2017. Migration, Squatting and Radical Autonomy. New York.
Tarrow, S. 2022. Power in Movement: Social Movements and Contentious Politics. Cambridge.

 

Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz

 

Intervall Wochentag Zeit Raum
wöchentlich Dienstag 10.15-12.00 Deutsches Seminar, Seminarraum 4

Einzeltermine

Datum Zeit Raum
Dienstag 17.09.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Deutsches Seminar, Seminarraum 4
Dienstag 24.09.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Deutsches Seminar, Seminarraum 4
Dienstag 01.10.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Deutsches Seminar, Seminarraum 4
Dienstag 08.10.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Deutsches Seminar, Seminarraum 4
Dienstag 15.10.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Deutsches Seminar, Seminarraum 4
Dienstag 22.10.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Deutsches Seminar, Seminarraum 4
Dienstag 29.10.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Deutsches Seminar, Seminarraum 4
Dienstag 05.11.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Deutsches Seminar, Seminarraum 4
Dienstag 12.11.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Deutsches Seminar, Seminarraum 4
Dienstag 19.11.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Deutsches Seminar, Seminarraum 4
Dienstag 26.11.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Deutsches Seminar, Seminarraum 4
Dienstag 03.12.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Deutsches Seminar, Seminarraum 4
Dienstag 10.12.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Deutsches Seminar, Seminarraum 4
Dienstag 17.12.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Deutsches Seminar, Seminarraum 4
Module Modul: Conflicts and Peacebuilding (Master Studiengang: Changing Societies: Migration – Conflicts – Resources )
Modul: Institutionen, Verbände, Religionsgemeinschaften (Masterstudium: Religion - Wirtschaft - Politik)
Modul: Politik, Entwicklung und soziale Ungleichheit (Bachelor Studienfach: Soziologie)
Modul: The Urban across Disciplines (Master Studiengang: Critical Urbanisms)
Modul: Ungleichheit, Konflikt, Kultur (Master Studienfach: Soziologie)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen nicht wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Soziologie

Zurück