The Global Politics of Race

This course is part of the ongoing debate on how to understand the explanatory role of race in global politics as well as the impact of global politics on structural racism. We will seek answers to the following questions: Does global politics look different through the raced lens? How does race interact with other categories of analysis in international relations, and how does a focus on race differ from mainstream IR paradigms? What makes certain ideas and issues (e.g., regime types, humanitarian interventions, refugees and migration) raced issues? How do the study, and practice, of international relations perpetuate global racial hierarchies across issue areas? We start with theoretical perspectives, examine raced issues, and consider the effects of global politics on racial inequalities.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 25

Prerequisites: POL3 221

Instructor: Murray

Distribution Requirements: SBA - Social and Behavioral Analysis

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring