Decolonization: State Formation and Constitution Making

New School for Social Research: Sociology

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)


Fall 2022

Taught By: Andrew Arato

Section: A

CRN: 14518

Credits: 3

The historical sociology course will consider problems of the state and of the constitution under late colonialism, and during processes of decolonization both revolutionary (as in the U.S) and reformist (as in Canada and Australia). After looking at older historical cases in North and Latin America, we will pay special attention to developments in India during late British Rule, and during the struggle for independence. Other cases in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa will be chosen according to student interest. We will throughout consider the role of outside powers and influences in constitution making. Each student will be responsible for choosing one context of decolonization for a class report, leading to a final paper.

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: 7:14pm EST 11/29/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1003

Date Range: 8/31/2022 - 12/7/2022