Civil Resistance

Status:
Confirmed
Year/Term:
2017-2018 Summer
Level:
Orientation
Division:
Social Sciences

The goal of the module is to introduce the students into the field of civil resistance studies, including its classical historical tradition (Thoreau, Tolstoy, Gandhi, Martin Luther King) as well as contemporary research findings. The module is therefore interdisciplinary and includes themes from political philosophy, political theory and empirical political science. The module will mainly rely on the discussion of assigned essays, complemented with documentaries. It is also the goal of the module to facilitate discussion on the justifiability, applicability and relevance of civil resistance to our contemporary societies. Special emphasis will been given to the historical and contemporary local (Hungarian) instances of civilian resistance.