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Teaching of the CPDC

Teaching of the Conflict, Peace and Democracy Cluster

Winter Semester 2020

  • SE Social exclusion yesterday and today. Continuity of the stigmatization of marginalized groups (Amesberger H, Halbmayr B)
    Starting point of the seminar is the focus on National Socialist persecution of so-called “asocial” people as. Based on this reference frame/ point of reference we will deal with the continuities of stigmatizing images in current discourses about marginalized groups. The fact that such discourses of exclusion are powerful until nowadays has not least to do with the neglect of their painful history. Against this background, the seminar will examine the question of how far the images created by National Socialism still appear in current discourses about migration/flight/asylum, begging, abuse of the welfare system etc. and which possibilities of counteraction exist. An in-depth look at current devaluations of beggars, Roma and Sinti as well as homeless people will be made especially with local references.
  • SE Comparing Peace Processes (Pospisil J)
    The seminar undertakes a case-study comparison of peace processes in the Global South. The comparison elaborates characteristics and common practices of peace processes in contemporary armed conflict and investigates especially power-sharing mechanisms. Based on data from the PA-X peace agreements database, the peace processes in DRC, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen, the Philippines, Colombia, Myanmar and Nepal will be investigated.

Summer Semester 2021

  • SE Participation, Publicity and Citizenship Education (Möller L, Taufner J, Reitmair-Juárez S)
    This course explores the themes of participation, the public sphere, and citizenship education and how our understanding of them shapes our daily lives. The units will take place in blocks. They are structured around central issues such as concepts of politics, civic awareness, mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion. The main terms participation, public sphere and civic education form the analytical framework for our discussions.
  • SE Misogyny 2.0 - Gender perspectives on online violence (Brigitte T, Hansal S)
    Digital media have not only created new opportunities for communication, networking and participation, but also spawned new forms of violence. Studies show that social power relationships also work online: sexism, racism and homophobia are an integral part of web-based communication (see e.g. Armentor-Cota 2011, Van der Wilk 2018). The content of the seminar focuses on gender-based violence online and an examination of the underlying structures.

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