HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Graziano PALAMARA HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

1212100079
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES
EQF6
POLITICAL AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SCIENCE
2021/2022



YEAR OF COURSE 3
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2019
PRIMO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
640LESSONS
ExamDate
STORIA DELLE RELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI03/02/2022 - 09:00
STORIA DELLE RELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI03/02/2022 - 09:00
STORIA DELLE RELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI17/02/2022 - 09:00
STORIA DELLE RELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI17/02/2022 - 09:00
Objectives
THE TEACHING AIMS TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY TOOLS TO UNDERSTAND THE EVOLUTION OF POLITICAL-DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS FROM 1870 TO THE PRESENT. THE GOAL IS TO DEVELOP IN THE STUDENT THE ABILITY TO CRITICALLY ANALYZE BOTH THE HISTORY OF THE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS FROM THE DECLINE OF THE POST-NAPOLEONIC SYSTEM TO THE NEW WORLD ORDER ESTABLISHED AFTER 1989, AND THE RELATED HISTORIOGRAPHY ON THE SUBJECT. IN THE LIGHT OF THE ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO DISTINGUISH AND INTERPRET NOT ONLY THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM AS THEY HAVE BEEN CONFIGURED FROM THE POST-NAPOLEONIC ERA ONWARDS, BUT ALSO THE CHANGES IN RELATIONS BETWEEN THE STATES ON A WORLD SCALE BEFORE AND AFTER. AFTER THE COLLAPSE OF THE BIPOLAR ORDER ESTABLISHED WITH THE COLD WAR.
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO FORMULATE CRITICAL JUDGMENTS ABOUT THE EVOLUTION OF INTERNATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS THAT HAVE CHARACTERIZED THE HISTORY OF THE RELATIONS BETWEEN STATES FROM THE NINETEENTH CENTURY TO THE THIRD MILLENNIUM. THE STUDENT WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO ORGANIZE HIS IDEAS IN ORAL FORM.
Prerequisites
IT IS USEFUL A GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTEMPORARY HISTORY
Contents
THE COURSE WILL BE STRUCTURED IN THREE PARTS. THE FIRST WILL INTRODUCE THE KEY CONCEPTS AND TERMS OF THE DISCIPLINE, ADDRESSING THE ISSUES OF THE EVOLUTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM FROM THE DECLINE OF THE POST-NAPOLEONIC ORDER TO THE SECOND WORLD WAR. THE SECOND WILL EXAMINE THE CHARACTERISTICS AND STAGES OF THE BIPOLAR OPPOSITION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE SOVIET UNION, FROM THE FORMATION OF THE BLOCS TO THE COLLAPSE OF THE USSR. THE THIRD PART WILL FOCUS ON THE TRANSFORMATIONS THAT FOLLOWED 1989 AND ON THE CHALLENGES OF THE CURRENT INTERNATIONAL ORDER.
MAIN TOPICS:
- THE CRISIS OF THE EUROPEAN CONCERT
- WORLD WAR I AND THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS SYSTEM
- THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND THE DECLINE OF THE EUROCENTRIC SYSTEM
- THE BIPOLAR SYSTEM AND THE COLD WAR
- DECOLONIZATION AND THE NON-ALIGNED MOVEMENT
- THE END OF BIPOLAR BALANCE
- US UNILATERALISM
- ROLES AND CHALLENGES OF REGIONAL ACTORS
Teaching Methods
THE COURSE INCLUDES LECTURES (30 HOURS) AND EXERCISES (10 HOURS). DURING THE LESSONS THE TOPICS WILL BE PRESENTED BY PROVIDING INTERPRETATIVE KEYS AND LINES OF INTERPRETATION OF THE EVENTS AND PROBLEMS DEALT WITH. THE EXERCISES WILL BE AIMED AT DEVELOPING STUDENTS' CRITICAL ABILITY STARTING FROM THE READING OF DOCUMENTS INDICATED BY THE TEACHER. ATTENDANCE, ALTHOUGH NOT MANDATORY, IS RECOMMENDED.
Verification of learning
THE VERIFICATION OF LEARNING WILL TAKE THROUGHT A FINAL ORAL TEST TO ASSESS THE STUDENT'S KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY TO DEBATE ABOUT THE EVENTS EXAMINED DURING THE COURSE AND ABOUT THE TEXTS INDICATED IN THE BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Texts
MANDATORY TEXT:
A.VARSORI, STORIA INTERNAZIONALE. DAL 1919 A OGGI, BOLOGNA, IL MULINO, 2020 (II EDIZIONE)

RECOMMENDED READING:
E. DI NOLFO, PRIMA LEZIONE DI STORIA DELLE RELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI, ROMA-BARI, LATERZA, 2006.
G. BERNARDINI, PARIGI 1919. LA CONFERENZA DI PACE, BOLOGNA, IL MULINO 1919.
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B. ONNIS, LA CINA NELLE RELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI. DALLE GUERRE DELL'OPPIO A OGGI, ROMA, CAROCCI, 2011.
P. BUSHKOVITCH, BREVE STORIA DELLA RUSSIA. DALLE ORIGINI A PUTIN, EINAUDI, TORINO, 2013
G. PALAMARA, NELLA MORSA DEGLI IMPERIALISMI. L’AMERICA LATINA NELL’ARENA INTERNAZIONALE DALL’ETÀ DEI LIBERTADORES AGLI INIZI DEL NUOVO MILLENNIO, FIRENZE, LE CARITI, 2011.
M. CAMPANINI, STORIA DEL MEDIO ORIENTE CONTEMPORANEO, BOLOGNA, IL MULINO 2020 (VI ED.)
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