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Civil Society in Comparative Perspective


Taught by Assistant Professor of Government, Mary Alice Haddad, "GOVT/EAST 382: Civil Society in Comparative Perspective" was a seminar that examined civil society’s role in mediating the dynamic interaction between the society and the state. Haddad worked with Visiting Instructor and Center for Creative Research Fellow Eiko Otake to create a module that explored this topic through movement. The module performed an investigation of what a “global civil society” concerned with global climate change might look like.

"Students explored the meaning of Civil Society.  Through group movement study they noticed that being careless to other people’s needs and to the environment we share with others is uncivil.  Students and faculty became aware of their bodies as individual units, as interactive units, and as beings connected with the planet."

- Excerpt from Faculty Report by Mary Alice Haddad

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