Transnational Networks: Resistance and Terrorism (Hönig)

Instructor: Anna-Lena Hönig, M.A.

2 SWS
7 ECTS
20 Students
Language is English
Registration required

Content:
Due to the broad availability of information and communication technologies (ITC) individuals as well as organizations can easily sustain transnational links today. In this seminar we will explore the relationship between such transnational networks and various forms of resistance. The aim is, to learn more about the networked interaction between national and/or transnational political actors and organizations. The forms of resistance can be open, as in the case of transnational social movements, or clandestine, as in the case of terroristic and criminal organizations. By studying such diverse cases, students will gain a deeper understanding of the actors and structures of such networks and how they are built and maintained. In addition social network analysis as a method is introduced in this seminar.
This course will be taught in English.

Literature:

  • Kahler, Miles. 2009. Networked politics. Agency, power, and governance. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
  • Keck, Margaret E. and Kathryn Sikkink. 1998. Activists beyond borders. Advocacy networks in international politics. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
  • Sageman, Marc. 2004. Understanding Terror Networks. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Course requirements and assessment:
Students’ regular attendance and active class participation (including acting as a discussant) are required as well as a presentation and a research paper (all in English).

Registration:
via Studierendenportal
(recommended for BA Politikwissenschaft, Advanced Module International Relations II, 4th semester)

Office hours:
by appointment; please, contact me via email

Dates and times:

Friday, 12-13.30 (weekly), Room: A 5, 6 Bauteil B – B 317