Planetary Politics

New School for Social Research: Politics

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Majors Only
Planetary Politics
Fall 2022
Taught By: Rafi Youatt
Section: A

CRN: 14365

Credits: 3

Global ecological crisis has become the normal condition within which world politics takes place. This condition has generated new planetary-scale systems of concern such as climate and biodiversity, as well as its own geologic era (the Anthropocene). On one hand, it has reinforced the idea of the human species as an historical agent, both of responsibility and redemption; on the other hand, it has also spawned more specific categories of political belonging and difference, highlighting and reframing divides of geography, culture, geopolitics, governance, and development. To understand these issues, the course first surveys a range of contending political approaches to planetary issues; it then considers the politics of key elemental planetary objects, including climate, biodiversity, fire, mountains, and water. We conclude by considering implications for global political ecology as practice and scholarship.

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: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 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: 1:46pm EST 2/7/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 203
Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/6/2022