US Power and International Politics from 1989-2022

New School for Social Research: Politics

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

US Power/Intl Pol 1989-2022

Spring 2022

Taught By: David Plotke

Section: A

CRN: 11151

Credits: 3

In 1989, with the end of the Cold War, the United States was clearly the dominant power in international politics. After more than three decades, the United States remains the single most powerful country, but its power has declined. This course aims to explain changes in the extent and forms of American power. What changes have occurred? Why? Declining U.S. power could be due to shifting relations in international politics, to changes in the global political economy, or to political dysfunction within the United States. We focus on crucial episodes in the last three decades – the end of the Cold War, 9-11 and U.S. military actions, the Great Recession, and changing relations with China. We also consider the meanings of power and of ‘state’ within and across countries. We examine relations between American power and international organizations and law.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Politics (GPOL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:52pm 6/29/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1001

Date Range: 1/27/2022 - 5/12/2022