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Department
Political Science
Course
POLC99H3
Professor
R Rice
Semester
Winter

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POLC99 LECTURE 1 WHO ARE THE DISPOSSESSED? Topics: 1) Course Intro 2) Dispossession Defined 3) Strategies for Social Change 2) who are the dispossessed? - refers to the sense of injustice in having something important taken away: land, goods, natural resources, opportunities or rights. - Edward Said (1994): The Politics of Dispossession -> the struggle for Palestinian self- determination - Dispossessed = lower classes, the subaltern, popular sectors. - A civil society coup: the toppling of democratically elected governments by social movements. It’s a direct action tactic. Social revolution is not so much on the agenda anymore. 3) Strategies for Social Change Pathways to Change 1) Electoral Politics: the parliamentary road to social and political reform (working within the system). During the 60’s and 70’s this option was frowned upon; not radical enough. Today it has become the weapon of choice for many movements. Examples: Ecuador’s Indigenous Pachakukk Party (MVPP-NP) Bolivia’s Indigenous and Worker
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