American Politics Field Seminar: Polarization, Inequality, and Populism in the United States

New School for Social Research: Politics

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

American Politics Field Sem

Spring 2022

Taught By: Deva Woodly

Section: A

CRN: 10861

Credits: 3

In this course we will analyze politics in the contemporary United States. We focus on political culture in the United States; structural inequality and the shape of the political economy; and social movements and the political meanings of race, racialization, and persistent inequality. In examining contemporary American politics, we will pay particular attention to debates about the role, potentialities, and effectiveness of the federated state in governance, especially arrangements of the state that exacerbate or mitigate socioeconomic and political inequality. We will also take seriously questions of participation and what impacts the rise of authoritarian tendencies, polarization, and persistently unequal political voice plays in shaping possibilities of democratic governance in the Unites States. This course is open to Ph.D. and M.A. students in the Politics department. It helps to prepare Ph.D. students for the American Politics field exam.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Politics (GPOL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

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 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: 9:06am 5/25/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 908

Date Range: 1/25/2022 - 5/10/2022