Political Sociology

New School for Social Research: Sociology

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Political Sociology

Fall 2019

Taught By: Andrew Arato

Section: A

CRN: 7002

Credits: 3

The course will focus on the most important concepts and institutions of modern politics, including: state, constitution, rule of law, regime, party, and movement. We will consider the differences of authoritarian and democratic regimes, as well as the forms of transition between these. Our examples will be drawn from a wide range of political orders and regimes, including dictatorships and liberal democracies, as well as presidential and parliamentary forms. The place of civil society in politics will be a key topic throughout. We will read authors such as Marx, Weber, Schmitt, Kirchheimer, Neumann, Linz, Stepan, Habermas, Ackerman, Offe, Przeworski and O’Donnell.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Sociology (GSOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (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: 8:40am 1/19/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1008

Date Range: 8/27/2019 - 12/10/2019