Time and World Politics

New School for Social Research: Politics

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Time and World Politics
Spring 2024
Taught By: Anne McNevin
Section: A

CRN: 14767

Credits: 3

What is the relationship between the conceptualisation of time, the experience of time, and the course of world politics? How and why is time a site of political struggle? This course investigates the temporal assumptions that sit behind prevailing approaches to world politics, the deployment of time for purposes of political legitimation, and the political imaginaries enlivened by alternative temporal frames. The readings are interdisciplinary, engaging for example with clock time, quantum time, geological time, progressive time and indigenous conceptions of time. The readings also engage with different ways of experiencing time as pace, rhythm, waiting, pause, duration, process and event. We will explore the significance of time for big questions in world politics such as the Anthropocene, border control, decolonization, white supremacy and work. Students will be encouraged to think experimentally about alter-times and to inquire into their particular areas of interest from the perspective of time and temporality. The course will be taught online, with a mixture of asynchronous recordings and real-time discussion. Students should be available to be online at the scheduled time each week. Students who are keen to take the course but unable to make that time should contact Anne via email well in advance of the beginning of term as there may be some flexibility in the timing of synchronous components of the course.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Politics (POL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

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: 1:14am EDT 5/25/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024