AG541 SOVEREIGNTY, NATIONHOOD, LIBERALISM

General
Course Number: 
AG541
Course title: 
Sovereignty, Nationhood, Liberalism
Course Description: 
Sovereignty and nationhood have together defined the political framework of the modern world. But this framework is in tension with (at least certain strands of) liberalism, which is the dominant political, economic, and social theory of the modern era. Is liberalism compatible with sovereignty and nationhood? How should we think about the apparent disjuncture between the political framework and the theory of modern politics? What is sovereignty? What is nationhood? How should we think about the relationship between the individual and the (nation-)state? This is a seminar course which examines these issues from a theoretical viewpoint. We will read and discuss literature from political theory, international relations, sociology, and social psychology pertinent to the subject.
Name of Instructor: 
Degree Programs: 
M.A. in Global Studies
Number of Credits: 
2