Universität Wien FIND

140059 VO+UE VM2 / VM5 - 'You are not a loan' (2017W)

social movements and resistance against debt

Continuous assessment of course work
SGU

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

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Wednesday 04.10. 17:00 - 19:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Thursday 05.10. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Friday 06.10. 09:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Monday 09.10. 09:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum SG3 Gender-Studies, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Tuesday 10.10. 09:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum SG3 Gender-Studies, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Thursday 12.10. 16:00 - 19:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Friday 13.10. 09:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Monday 16.10. 18:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The recent Global Financial and Economic Crisis in 2007 and the resurgence of radical protest since 2011 have reignited interest in studying debt, financialization, and the role of social movements for social change. From microcredits to US mortgages, from Greek public debt to dictatorial debt after the Arab Spring: debt continues to be a pivotal issue of political economy and contentious politics.

This class will provide an introduction to the study of both debt and social movements. center on the diffusion of protest by focusing on North Africa and Europe as two separate yet highly interrelated regions.

The class will introduce students to empirical research, explain different methodological approaches, and contain a lot of primary video and textual material.

Preliminary Structure:
1. Introduction, elaboration of course structure 2. Introduction to social movement theory 3. Transnational social movements 4. Why is debt a problem?
5. The morality of debt
6&7. Case study I: The history of the anti-debt movement 8&9. Case study II: Truth Commission on Greek Debt 10&11. Case study III: Campaign to audit debt after the Tunisian revolution 12. Conclusion: open questions and debates; assignments

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students are asked to actively participate in discussions, present one of the texts and write a brief assignment after the end of the class.

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

IE: VM5, VM2

Last modified: Fr 31.08.2018 08:42