Course Learning Goals
Better understand the origin and current meaning of the problematic concept of civil society and global civil society
Better understand how actual INGOs or global civil society actors really work, what their roblems and limitations are, and perhaps evaluate your own options.
Based on the theoretical and practical lessons, develop an international campaign by using resources at your disposal, particularly the Internet.
Course Requirements (assignments)
Group project to develop a campaign about an issues of global relevance together with about 5 fellow student
Active class participation and preparation of class lectures by representatives of global civil society actors (in class)
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