Dynamics of Citizen Advocacy
- CPE Regular Semester Schedule (1/21-4/30)
Fee: $1,155 ($385/credit, 3 credits)
- 58832, Lecture 1
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- Paul Newlin, Christopher Bathurst
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There are three main forces interacting in any modern society: the state, the market, and the citizenry. Most attention, especially in academia, focuses on the former two forces and, occasionally, how they relate to each other (e.g., political economy). This course focuses on the citizenry and the role "we" play vis-a-vis the other two groups (e.g. democracy). In particular, this course focuses on methods citizens use to make our voices heard. While citizens vastly outnumber the state and market, they are a very dispersed, disparate, unorganized segment of society. But not always.
Sometimes a spark, an individual or small group can ignite a social movement that changes the relations and the rules among all three forces. We shall look at examples where citizens have joined together to effect far-reaching social change; study how such change is conceived, carried out, and sustained; and apply our insights to contemporary issues of students' choosing.
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