17.509 Social Movements in Comparative Perspective
Explores why people join grassroots political organizations and social movements. Asks what accounts for the ultimate success or failure of these organizations and examines how social movements have altered political parties, political institutions, and social relations. Critically considers a range of theoretical treatments and several movements, including the US civil rights, poor peoples', pro-life/pro-choice and gay/lesbian movements.
This class has no prerequisites.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.
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