Socialism: Its Past & Future

New School for Social Research: Sociology

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Socialism: its Past & Future

Fall 2018

Taught By: Andrew Arato and Ross Poole

Section: A

CRN: 7062

Credits: 3

The concept of socialism is beginning to experience an intellectual and perhaps political revival. There is nevertheless great uncertainty concerning the meaning and implications of the concept. What would be a 21st century meaning of the 19th century term associated with a variety of 20th century experiences behind us, including utopian experiments, forms of industrial democracy, state socialism and social democracy. The course will consider the conceptual history of socialism, its philosophical forms of justification, and the political economic forms its versions have been institutionalized. We will choose our readings from utopians (St. Simon, Owen and fourier) Marxists (Marx, Engels and Luxemburg), Bolsheviks (Lenin, Trotsky and Preobrazhensky), anarchists (Bakunin and Kropotkin), revisionists and social democrats (Bernstein, Kautsky), liberal socialists (Mill and Hobhouse) and third world socialists (Nyerere, Senghor and Aflaq) . We will discuss some of the major 20th century debates (involving Hayek, Schumpeter, Lange, Polanyi and Kornai).

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Sociology (GSOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 9:35am 2/18/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 407

Date Range: 8/30/2018 - 12/13/2018