National and Transnational Dimensions of Political Activism
The course offers students an opportunity to deepen understanding of the dynamics and mechanisms of political activism in the form of a training and research seminar. By providing a theoretical-conceptual framework for explaining political activism, the course will help to find out its capabilities and limitations. Particular attention is paid to the transnational aspect – the international circulation of resources, activists and strategies, which became the hallmark of political activism of the twenty-first century.
The course involves students in organizing and managing group activities and conducting research on selected topics. The course will be useful to the three categories of listeners: public figures (helping to better conceptualize and more effectively plan their activities), representatives of government agencies (since they usually act as interlocutors and/or initiatives of political activists) and people who want to deepen their understanding of political processes (in fact, political activism becomes a significant factor in political life).