Populism and Nationalism

New School for Social Research: Politics

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Populism and Nationalism

Fall 2020

Taught By: David Plotke

Section: A

CRN: 9117

Credits: 3

The 2020 presidential election in the United States features an incumbent President who combines strong populist and nationalist themes. Populist themes also played an important role in the campaigns of several Democratic candidates for the presidential nomination. Populism and nationalism now appear prominently in elections and governance in many OECD countries (and elsewhere). We analyze populism and nationalism as major elements of contemporary political life (and thought). The American presidential election provides a crucial context for this assessment; we also consider other cases in a comparative approach. When and why do populist political forces and themes emerge?; when are they most successful in gaining political power?; how do such forces govern when in power? What are the relations between populism and nationalism? We consider relations between populist and nationalist projects (of both the right and left) as well as the influence of both on democratic practices.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Politics (GPOL)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 7:38pm 11/23/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/1/2020 - 12/15/2020