Non-Western Approaches to World Politics
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: University-wide Programs
Department: Global Studies
Course Number: UGLB 4313
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Global Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
  • Politics
Scholars of international relations increasingly recognize the need to take into account non-Western, non-Westphalian understandings of the world and its version of world politics. Yet they are usually at a loss as to how to do so. Few IR scholars in the West (including many from the non-West) are trained in how so-called Others think about, relate to, and act in the world. This course aims to amend this gap, albeit in a limited way. We will cover three world traditions and how they see/treat politics: Confucianism, Hinduism, and Islam. This course, however, will not be a comparative religion/philosophy course. We will not study these world traditions just for the sake of it. Rather, we will examine specifically how we can aspire towards an integrated yet democratic global politics where all voices, not just the Westphalian one, are both heard and heeded.
Course Open to: Degree Students


Open to Undergraduate students.