Populism and Fascism

New School for Social Research: Sociology

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Populism and Fascism
Fall 2022
Taught By: Andrew Arato
Section: A

CRN: 14517

Credits: 3

The course in political sociology will explore the similarities and differences of the two forms of authoritarianism historically and systematically. In particular we are interested in the relationship of both to modern democracy. We will focus on Populism and Fascism both as movements and as in governmental power. We will consider the causes of the phenomena, and in particular their relationship to crises of political representation . We will also explore possible counter strategies and forms of resistance to both forms of authoritarianism. We will read ideologists defending Fascism and Populism, as well critics of both forms: including Giovanni Gentile, Franz Neumann, K.D. Bracher, H. Arendt, Gino Germani, Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe among others.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Sociology (GSOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

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: 1:44pm EST 2/7/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 913
Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022