Revolutions, Nationalism, and Federalism

New School for Social Research: Sociology

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Spring 2024
Taught By: Andrew Arato
Section: A

CRN: 14725

Credits: 3

The course will consider the leading causal interpretations of the cycle of democracy and authoritarianism. We will explore the conflict of constitutionalism and democracy in revolutions, as well as the related struggles between nationalism and federalism during the re-organization of large (previously imperial) spaces. We then move on to the tensions involved in the institutionalization of constitutional democracy in developing or restored capitalist settings. Finally we return to the problematic of populist challenge to constitutional democracy in contemporary settings, both as result of the tensions previously explored, and as a causal factor generating authoritarian outcomes under democracies.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Sociology (SOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

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: 11:54pm EDT 4/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1106
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024