GOVT 3947

GOVT 3947

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2024-2025.

This course introduces students to questions and debates around the role and effects of race and racism in international politics.  Scholars of international politics have long neglected such questions in world affairs, even though the origins of international relations – as an academic discipline – can be traced back to the early years of the 20th century, when questions of imperialism and governance over different races necessitated the development of new ways of thinking about inter-state and inter-racial relations. Over the past two decades, however, prompted by insights from post-colonial theory and cultural studies but also by continued Western military engagements in the Middle East and Africa, new scholarly publications have sought to bring back the analysis of "the color line" into our conversations about global politics. The major themes covered in this course include critical debates around the meanings and salience of race; colonialism; race and IR; decolonization and Third Worldism; race and war on/and terror; and race and international law and climate justice.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (SSC-AS) (SBA-AG)
Course Subfield (IR)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 3947

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8918 GOVT 3947   LEC 001

    • TR Uris Hall 202
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Ba, O

  • Instruction Mode: In Person