Sovereignty: Concepts & Claims

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Political Science

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Sovereignty: Concepts & Claims

Fall 2022

Taught By: Anne McNevin

Section: AX

CRN: 13984

Credits: 4

Sovereignty is a key concept in the theory and practice of politics. What does it mean to be sovereign? Who or what is a sovereign subject? How is sovereignty contested and by whom? This course examines sovereignty as a legal principle, a historical phenomenon, and a political claim. We will examine the origins of state sovereignty and its transformation over time. We will also examine different expressions of sovereignty, including for example, postcolonial, Indigenous and animal sovereignty, and the concrete struggles they entail. The course will enable students to critically engage with the theory and practice of sovereignty at stake in major political questions of our time, including migration and border control, decolonization, and human/non-human relations.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Political Science (LPOL)

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: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Open*

* 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: 3:52am 7/2/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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