The Rise of India and China
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Level: Graduate
Division: The New School for Social Research
Department: Politics
Course Number: GPOL 6434
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Social Sciences
  • Politics
  • Economics
This course examines the origins, transformations and rise of India and China since the mid-twentieth century. The first part explores their distinctive visions of modernity. We analyze the legacies of imperialism upon patterns of nationalism, state building, political rule, foreign policy, economic development and social change. The second part of the course explores the transformations of India and China over the last three decades. We analyzes the causes and consequences of uneven capitalist development, demands to expand rights, constitutionalism and democracy, and the massive social changes unleashed by urbanization, regionalism and globalization. The final part explores the rise of India and China and its ramifications for the balance of power, wealth and equality in the evolving global order.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions


Not open to Undergraduate students.