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The vigorous presence of non-governmental organisations and of social movements is one of the most striking features of contemporary international politics. What is the nature of these actors? What is their significance? And how do they attempt to win their demands? This subject explores the growing significance of global campaigning. It traces the rise of international non-governmental organisations and social movements, the variety and texture of their campaigning, and the political arguments that they provoke. The course ranges across environmental, humanitarian, labour, gender, and peace campaigns, from the 19th century until the most recent past.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete this subject should be able to:
- Understand the changing place of non-governmental organisations and social movements in international relations;
- Appreciate the possible implications of the growing importance of global campaigns;
- Understand the form and trajectory of past global campaigns; and
- Be able to critically analyse and plan contemporary global campaigns.
Last updated: 3 November 2022