Sovereignty: Concepts & Claims

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Politics

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Sovereignty: Concepts & Claims
Fall 2024
Taught By: Anne McNevin
Section: AX

CRN: 17136

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: Politics (POL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (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: 12:46am EDT 5/25/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/15/2024