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Visions of World Order: From the French Revolution to the Present
HIST 320
Spring 2024 not offered

This course offers a survey of how social scientists, philosophers and statesmen have understood and imagined global order from the late 18th century until the present. The course first examines interpretations of global order that emerged during the late 18th and 19th centuries: Cosmopolitanism (Immanuel Kant), Positivism (August Comte, Saint Simon), Nationalism, (Giuseppe Mazzini) and Marxism. The course then turns to the first half of the twentieth century by examining the international thought of W.E.B. Dubois, Marcus Garvey, Rosa Luxemburg and Gandhi, while also discussing fascist and liberal internationalist views of world order that emerged after World War I. The third part of the course discusses visions of Cold War order connected to American modernization theory (W.W. Rostow), neoliberalism (Friedrich Hayek), post-colonialism (Franz Fanon), Third Worldism, Neoconservatism (Jeane Kirkpatrick) and Systems Theory. The course concludes with the Post-Cold War period and how it has been imagined by such thinkers as Francis Fukuyama and Samuel Huntington along with a discussion of such topics as the global turn to nationalism, the Green New Deal and the "New Cold War with China."
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)

Last Updated on JUN-13-2024
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