Far too often problems are individualised, young people are told that to succeed they have to do so at the expense of others – “to get ahead you have to stomp on others” (yet) we knowÂ we are far stronger when we act collectively
Dr Marcelle Dawson is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Otago. Â Her research focusses on the study of social movements, activism and popular protest. Â We discuss her work on popular resistance against privatisation of water in South Africa.
In June 2014 Marcelle is co-directing the Otago Foreign Policy School, the theme of which is ‘Global Resource Scarcity: Catalyst for Conflict or Collaboration’. (http://www.otago.ac.nz/otagofps).
The interface between people and society
Society is based on notion of collective benefits
Being a resource abundant nation can be a blessing and a curse
Ask questions about allocations of resources,