Universität Wien FIND

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

Secularization of Sacred Aid

Continuous assessment of course work
MOB

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 14.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Tuesday 21.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Tuesday 28.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Tuesday 04.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Tuesday 25.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Tuesday 02.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Tuesday 09.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Tuesday 16.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Tuesday 23.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Tuesday 30.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Tuesday 13.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Tuesday 20.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Tuesday 27.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05

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Aims, contents and method of the course

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

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

IE: VM3, VM8

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