LPOL

2221

Sovereignty: Concepts & Claims

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Political Science

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Sovereignty: Concepts & Claims

Spring 2022

Taught By: Anne McNevin

Section: A

CRN: 11149

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)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 1:11am 11/28/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday, Friday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/26/2022 - 5/13/2022