Exhibition: Social Movements in World Politics

02 Dec ‘13

9.00AM - 12.00PM

Venue: Student exhibition area. This is located behind the reception in the Pathfoot Building.

This exhibition features some of the work produced by students on the module Social Movements in World Politics within the division of History and Politics, School of Arts and Humanities.

Protest and resistance has been a constant feature of the 21st century. From Wall Street to Tel Aviv and from Istanbul to Rio de Janeiro ordinary people are taking to the street to oppose their governments. One of the key questions of our time is what can these social forces change in the local, national, regional and international institutions they challenge?  The aim of Social Movements in World Politics was to equip students with an understanding of the politics and strategies of social movements/NGOs, and to evaluate their role in world politics.

Throughout history social movements have manufactured effigies, political leaflets and posters to focus the attention of the public on a political issue. Continuing this tradition, students were asked to create a political leaflet or poster on an issue in world politics they feel strongly about (agriculture, AIDS, aid, anti-war, anti-capitalist, child soldiers, development, rights (children’s/ human/ gay and lesbian/women’s), environment, nuclear disarmament, security, trade, WMD etc.).

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