Political Theory of Decolonization

New School for Social Research: Politics

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Pol Theory of Decolonization

Spring 2022

Taught By: Sandipto Dasgupta

Section: A

CRN: 10862

Credits: 3

European colonialism, the struggle against it by the colonized, and its continuing legacies have been one of the most significant political phenomenon of the twentieth century. However, the ideals and debates generated by this history continue to be at the margins of political theory. In this course, we would carefully read some of the most significant texts that engaged with the colonialism, decolonization, and postcolonial futures, and reconstruct and engage with the arguments that they advance. Decolonization here is broadly conceived to include not just the prototypical examples of Asian and African colonization, but settler or domestic colonialism directed against indigenous populations. We would read texts by political actors and scholars engaged with decolonization (group A), as well as more recent scholarly works (Group B). The goal of the course is to invite graduate students to think through the ways in which the political thought generated by decolonization could make us revisit some of the familiar concepts of political theory, as well as suggest new lines of scholarly inquiry.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Politics (GPOL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 10

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: 10:42pm 6/26/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 902

Date Range: 1/24/2022 - 5/16/2022