|10||Given the critical role of mass protest movements and political violence in effecting change during the contemporary period, compare and contrast the goals, methods, and effectiveness of violent and non violent movements for social, economic, and political change.|
In the post-war world, dozens of new countries achieve their independence, and formerly unheard minority groups demand their rights. This discussion will focus on how effective were these attempts at social change. We especially want to consider forms of non-violent protest and their goals, but also to contrast these groups and their methods and goals with other methods to effect change. What really can be accomplished through social activism?