Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Social unrest or civil disobedience has been on the rise for some time now in various parts of the world for various reasons. Greeks are out in the streets protesting as are Brazilians and Spaniards. Experts expect more such mass protests in the future. Being highly disruptive, this social problem needs to be addressed. In order to venture to do so, the major causes of social unrest need to be understood and addressed.
Reading material to annotate
2.       “What Causes Social Unrest? Apparently, Everything”
3.       “We Are One Year Away from Global Riots Social Complex Systems Theorists Say”
4.       “Unrest in Peace”
5.       “Carrot not Stick: Redistribution versus Policing in Situations of Civil Unrest”
Videos to watch and make notes on
1.       “Louise Fresco on Feeding The Whole World”

2.       “Climate of Conflict: Climate change is expected to get worse, causing global food shortages, which can lead to civil unrest. Knowing this, can we prevent future riots and bloodshed?”

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