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The Americas/Las Américas (Master of Arts) >>

  Strategy-Making in Human Rights Organizations

Prof. Dr. Katrin Kinzelbach

2 SWS, ECTS-Studium, ECTS-Credits: 5
Master, Sprache Englisch, Teilnehmerzahl: 10 MA Politikwissenschaft (+ 10 Master Human Rights)
Zeit und Ort: Mo 14:15 - 15:45, Zoom-Meeting; Bemerkung zu Zeit und Ort: Überwiegend online mit Präsenzangeboten nach Möglichkeit

How do human rights activists strategize? What are the different tactics at their disposal? How do they deal with mobilization obstacles, uncertainty and push-back? What are the power resources of human rights organizations? How does strategy-making in social movement organizations compare with strategy-making in professionalized non-governmental organizations (NGOs)? How does the organizational structure and funding base of NGOs impact what they do? Do professionalized NGOs prioritize organizational survival over goal attainment? Do they have an explicit theory of change? If so, how is this theory implemented in practice? And is it plausible? How do we know? Can the success of human rights activism be evaluated? In this seminar, we will study the art and science of strategy-making in human rights contexts. We will read pertinent literature and investigate the actual practice of select organizations. Last but not least, the seminar will include experiential learning exercises in which we will apply the studied concepts to a real-life scenario. The grade will be based on a seminar paper in the form of a strategy memo that combines theoretical discussion and empirical analysis.

Empfohlene Literatur
• Saul D. Alinsky: Rules for Radicals, Vintage Books Edition 1989
• Alison Brysk: Speaking Rights to Power. Constructing Political Will, Oxford University Press 2013
• Marshall Ganz: Why David Sometimes Wins, Oxford University Press 2009
• Stephen Hopgood: Keepers of the Flame. Understanding Amnesty International, Cornell University Press, Annotated Edition 2006
• George Lakey: How We Win, Melville House 2018
• Wendy Wong: Internal Affairs: How the Structure of NGOs Transforms Human Rights, Cornell University Press, 2012
In addition, we will use as a key resource: New Tactics in Human Rights, https://www.newtactics.org/

Strategy-Making in Human Rights Organizations

Credits: 5

Zusätzliche Informationen
Erwartete Teilnehmerzahl: 20, Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 20
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Verwendung in folgenden UnivIS-Modulen
Startsemester SS 2021:
Menschenrechte (AM6b)

Institution: Institut für Politische Wissenschaft
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