The Global Politics of Sports

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

The Global Politics of Sports

Fall 2018

Taught By: Sean Jacobs and Anthony Karon

Section: A

CRN: 7112

Credits: 3

This course explores the connections between sports -- particularly in their most “globalized” form through the World Cup, European professional soccer leagues, the Olympics, the NBA, cricket (20/20, the Indian Premier League)--which are watched every week by billions of TV viewers on every continent-- and global political, economic and cultural power relations. Some of the class topics include the rise of China as a sports power, the place of the United States as well as other regions like the Americas and Africa in global sports like soccer. We explore the relationship of sports to issues ranging from political power and resistance, governance, globalization, transnational commerce, identity politics, migration, and economic and social inequality, among others. The class is open to both graduate and undergraduate students. The instructors have written and researched widely on a range of sports topics, including sports boycotts, sports and the Cold War, and are sports fans themselves.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

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: 10:40pm 1/17/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1008

Date Range: 8/28/2018 - 12/11/2018