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New character of political and global social movements

Nova političnost in globalna družbena gibanja

Course credits:

6.00 ECTS / 30 (30 hours of lectures, 0 hours of exercises, 0 hours of seminars, 0 hours other forms of work)

Course holder:

doc. dr. Andrej Kurnik


Elective - general




First semester

Study degree

1. level

    Course execution:

  • Undergraduate Programme of Communication studies - Marketing Communication and Public Relations
  • Undergraduate Programme of Cultural studies - Studies of Culture and Creativity
  • Undergraduate Programme of Defence Studies
  • Undergraduate Programme of International Relations
  • Undergraduate Programme of Journalism
  • Undergraduate Programme of Media and Communication Studies
  • Undergraduate Programme of Political Science - Public Policies and Sdministration
  • Undergraduate Programme of Political Science - Studies of Politics and the State
  • Undergraduate Programme of Social Informatics
  • Undergraduate Programme of Sociology
  • Undergraduate Programme of Sociology - Human Resources Management

Short content

The course deals with the emergence and development of the paradigm of new political character and new social movements after the year 1968 and its transformation into global social movements. It depicts social movements as important motor of social and political development and follows the change of the paradigm od social movements from modern forms of social and political organization in the framework of nation state and fordist regime of production to postmodern forms in post-national and post-fordist framework. Special attention is given also to emergence and the outcome of anticolonial struggles and contemporary expressions of anticolonial movements. Theoretical presentation of the paradigm of new political character and (global) social movements is followed by presentation of case studies of existing global social movements world wide and with the reflection of the relationship between movements and institutionalized politics and analysis of channels of political mediation movements are establishing.

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