Civil Society and Populism

New School for Social Research: Sociology

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Civil Society and Populism

Fall 2019

Taught By: Andrew Arato

Section: A

CRN: 7038

Credits: 3

The course will consider the related origins of civil society and populism in the late medieval estate-state, and the revolts against it. It will go on to examine the paradoxes of the concept of popular sovereignty and its alternative interpertations. It will locate modern populism as a movement of civil society that is opposed to its pluralistic principles. The distinction between populism as movement, as government and regime will be stressed. We will distinguish left and right versions of populism linked to different host ideologies. Final, we will examine the world wide reach of the phenomenon in terms of the paradoxes of hyper-globalization. We will read authors like Morgan, Canovan, Schmitt, Kelsen, Germani, Laclau, Mouffe, Mudde, Arato and Cohen, and Rodrik.

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: 6:02pm 12/11/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 901

Date Range: 8/29/2019 - 12/12/2019