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Unit of Study POLT3004 - Global Social Movements (2025)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

articulate how social movements evolved, how they operate, and their relationship with both democracy and contentious politics

critically evaluate the political opportunities and constraints that give rise to contentious politics and social movements

critically analyse the political impact of social movements and their possible futures

competently utilise a wide range of research methods and critically evaluate the validity of sources

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