Universität Wien FIND

140349 VO+UE VM3 / VM8 - Faith-based Humanitarian and Development Aid (2017S)

Secularization of Sacred Aid

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung
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max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 14.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Dienstag 21.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Dienstag 28.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Dienstag 04.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Dienstag 02.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Dienstag 09.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Dienstag 16.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Dienstag 23.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Dienstag 30.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Dienstag 13.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Dienstag 20.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Dienstag 27.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05

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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This seminar focuses on the different ways in which faith-based humanitarian and development actors position themselves in relation to secular and sacred cultures of aid, before and after 9/11 and the War on Terror. More specifically, it uses organizational sociology to position faith-based humanitarian and development actors in the secularization discourse. In particular, it discusses (1) how faith-based actors, which undergo institutional isomorphism - that is, promote the secular democratic values and programs endorsed by the European states - are praised for being ‘moderate’, receive government funding, and work closely with, or even become, traditional providers of welfare services and (2) how NGOs, which mainly draw on the sacred aid cultures to maintain their autonomy and resources (e.g., Islamic NGOs), are labeled ‘conservative’, ‘extremist’, or ‘fundamentalist’, are isolated from traditional providers of welfare services, and become marginalized in the European asylum systems despite their ‘cultural proximity’ to the beneficiaries of aid.

The participants of this seminar will be able to discuss the following questions: (a) Why and how faith-based actors engage in humanitarian action? (b) How do they understand and present themselves, their religion, and the aid they provide? (c) Which factors influence their vision, rationale, and strategies? (d) Whether and how do they diverge from the secular humanitarian and development actors? (e) How do 9/11 and the War on Terror influenced these actors and their positions in the humanitarian and development sectors? (f) What are the implications for the secularization theory?
einführende Inputs der LV-Leiterin; Diskussion von Texten und von visuellem Material; mündliche Gruppenpräsentationen zu ausgewählten Schwerpunktthemen; schriftliche (Gruppen)Abschlussarbeit

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur


Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

IE: VM3, VM8

Letzte Änderung: Mo 20.03.2017 15:23