Political Economies of Nationalist Populism

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Pol Econ Nationalist Populism

Fall 2018

Taught By: Sheba Tejani

Section: A

CRN: 7150

Credits: 3

This course studies the emergence and consolidation of right-wing populist and nationalist movements by situating them within the context of rising economic insecurity driven by global movements of capital and labor. The course will be divided into three thematic sections culminating in a final component of student led case studies.The first section of the course will cover core concepts of nationalism, populism as well as a brief history of the neoliberal present and the various crises it has thrown up. In the second section, we will use India as a case study to illustrate how globalizing currents have shaped and transformed Hindu (religious) nationalism into a dominant political force that is actively seeking to reconstitute the state as a Hindu supremacist nation. Political violence, discourses and practices of development and gender dynamics will figure prominently in our discussion of how this Hindu supremacy is being constructed and maintained. In the final section, students will develop case studies on countries of their choice using the concepts and frameworks explored through the semester in order to situate our discussion in a comparative context.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 11:05am 2/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1008

Date Range: 8/29/2018 - 12/12/2018