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240067 VO+UE VM5 / VM4 - The Non-Aligned Movement and its Actors: A Bottom-up Perspective (2021S)

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max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Die LV startet digital und wird, wenn es die Covid-Bestimmungen wieder zulassen, auf Vor-Ort umgestellt.

Mittwoch 10.03. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Mittwoch 17.03. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Mittwoch 24.03. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Mittwoch 14.04. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Mittwoch 21.04. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Mittwoch 28.04. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Mittwoch 05.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Mittwoch 12.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Mittwoch 19.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Mittwoch 26.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Mittwoch 02.06. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Mittwoch 09.06. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Mittwoch 16.06. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Mittwoch 23.06. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Mittwoch 30.06. 12:15 - 13:45 Digital
Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

A wave of recent studies insists on decoupling globalization from the most developed capitalist economies and their interaction with the developing countries. These works shed light on alternative spaces of globalization during the Cold War by focusing on postcolonial and socialist development cooperation. The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) provides a concrete political and institutional framework in which one can trace various examples of political, economic, military and cultural exchange between the countries of the Global South, as well as co-operation between the “Second” and “Third World”. This course adopts a “bottom up” view of the South-South and East-South exchanges by focusing on the human agency or the chief protagonists of these processes.

Instead of the “usual suspects”, such as Western diplomats and transnational corporations, the curriculum will look at the formerly neglected agency of groups like communist technocrats, acivists of national liberation movements, exchange students, engineers and workers in training programs, military staff or even terrorist networks. The idea is to encourage students to think about the impact of “other globalizers” and engage in critical discussion about the 20th Century globalization and attempts to establish alliances inside the “developing world”. In order to do that the course will present examples of specific on-site collaborations in different NAM member states which aimed to spark transfers of knowledge and modernization experiments beyond “Eastern” and “Western” approaches, usually arguing for uniqueness grounded in anti-colonial liberation narratives.

Besides the general theoretical insights of development studies and the framework of development history, this course will also rely on the literature stemming from global labor history and critical race studies in order to capture the agency of different actors on the ground and account for the cultural aspects of alternative development efforts.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

The grade is going to be based on regular contribution in class (25%), written assignments (25%), in-class presentation (25%) as well as the final paper (12-15 pages) (25%).

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Students are expected to come to class regularly (only two missed classes are allowed) and to engage in continuous work throughout the semester with weekly reading and writing assignments, as well as one in-class presentation. All assignments have to be submitted through the Moodle-platform.


The final exam will be a student essay writen on one of the topics covered in class and chosen in agreement with the lecturer.


-Vijay Prashad, The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World (New York: The New Press, 2008).
-Mustapha Kamal Pasha, “The ‘Bandung Impulse’ and International Relations”, in Sanjay Seth (ed.), Postcolonial Theory and International Relations, A Critical Introduction (London: Routledge, 2013), pp. 144-166.
-Natasa Miskovic, Harald Fischer-Tiné, Nada Boskovska, The Non-Aligned Movement and the Cold War. Delhi - Bandung – Belgrade, (London: Routledge, 2014).
-Ljubica Spasovska, “Building a better world? Construction, labour mobility and the pursuit of collective self-reliance in the ‘global South’, 1950–1990”, Labor History, 59:3 (2018), pp. 331-351.
-Vučetić, R., & Betts, P. 2017. Tito in Africa: Picturing Solidarity. Muzej Jugoslavije
-Baker, C. 2018. Race and the Yugoslav Region: Postsocialist, Post-Conflict, Postcolonial? Manchester UP.
-Mark, J., et al. 2020. Alternative globalizations. Eastern Europe and the postcolonial world. Indiana University Press.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

VM5; VM4

Letzte Änderung: Mi 21.04.2021 11:26