Eco-Fascism & Ecosocialism: Social-Ecological Revolution vs. Globalized Corporatist Power

Schools of Public Engagement: Milano

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Eco-Fascism & Ecosocialism
Spring 2024
Taught By: Pratik Raghu
Section: A

CRN: 14790

Credits: 3

As late capitalist ecological, social, and political crises have intensified, eco-fascism has festered across the world, from India to New Zealand to the United States. Fusing the imperative of climate action with racism, xenophobia, anti-communism, and other reactionary ideologies, eco-fascism’s façade of environmental consciousness makes a particularly dangerous conduit for mounting right-wing reaction. New ecologically- oriented socialist movements have arisen to combat eco-fascism and fascism as a whole. Ecosocialism as an overarching paradigm not only builds upon the successes but also addresses the shortcomings of the past five hundred years of resistance, rebellion, and revolution against the colonia, capitalist, and imperialist world-system. This course invites students to explore the constantly evolving dialectic of eco-fascism and eco-socialism through critical political and economic perspectives that tackle the historical causes of today’s existential ecological crises. Braiding together Marxism, world-systems analysis, decoloniality, ecofeminism, and Indigenous socio-ecology, the course’s interdisciplinary texts and multimedia materials will track how capitalism has 1) robbed and degraded land, labor, and life throughout the world since its inception, 2) relied on state power to carry out this expropriation and denigration, 3) consolidated multi-sited and multi-scalar national, racial, gendered, and sexual hierarchies to justify these processes and stifle opposition to them, and 4) fused key elements of all deleterious trends to defend itself through fascism and eco-fascism. Students will concomitantly assess a range of ecosocialist proposals for their capacity to address the root causes of eco-fascism, including but not limited to democratic economic planning, municipalism and communalism, post- growth and degrowth, and Indigenous and peasant food, land, water, and seed sovereignty.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Milano (MIL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

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: 3:04pm EDT 6/19/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 510
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024
Days: Wednesday
Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 5/15/2024 - 5/15/2024