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This course will explore the nature of social movements in the U.S. and abroad, looking first at social and political theories that account for social movements, then at the various stages of movements, and finally consider a number of concrete social movements, as well as considering failed social movements. We will likely include the various waves of Christian Right, feminist, and civil rights movements in the U.S., including the most recent Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. We may also consider the anti-war movement, and the Tea Party movement, depending on interest. We will also consider failed social movements, such as that for gun control.

Instructor - CLYDE WILCOX
Clyde is a professor of Government at Georgetown University, both in Washington, D.C. and this year in Doha, Qatar. He has written widely on a variety of topics, including religion and politics, women and politics, the politics of social issues such as gun control, abortion, and LGBT, interest groups and campaign finance, and science fiction and politics. He has authored, co-authored, edited, or co-edited more than 30 books and hundreds of articles and book chapters. Professor Wilcox has lectured in a number of countries, including Kenya, Uganda, Jordan, the UAE, Qatar, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Hungary, Poland, Turkey, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Columbia. He also provides diplomatic training for the U.S. State Department and has provided training for diplomats of other countries. He is working on a project on environmental attitudes, interviewing fish and turtles off the reef of Bonaire!

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The Politics of Social Movements 
N/A  N/A  Tu  09/29/2020 - 11/03/2020
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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$30.00 Fee

• Registration is available for Fees from 08/25/2020 to 09/22/2020.
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