Globalisation, Activism, and Development

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Globalisation, Activism, and Development

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Development Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Completion of all compulsory Year 1 modules (ID101-ID104)

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    What does it mean to be 'globally active' for Development?
    The history of global activism
    How has globalisation affected development activism?
    Globalisation and Development Challenges ? what action is needed if any?
    Activism and Ideology - Is it enough to be 'active' and what does it mean to be 'radical'?
    Activism and Identity ? the influence of feminism on global activism for development
    Rights or Justice or anti-globalisation or what? - understanding normative frameworks for activism
    Understanding different activism strategies for development - Development Volunteering &
    Experiential Advocacy; Development Education and Campaigning; Protest and Direct Action
    Who is Active? What's the difference between NGOs, Grassroots Organisations, Networks and
    Movements? (x 2)
    Global Activist Movements (x3 ? case studies: Debt movements, environmental rights movements,
    indigenous rights movements, gay rights, Occupy movement etc).

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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