History of international relations

  • A.A. 2014/2015
  • CFU 8
  • Ore 60
  • Classe di laurea LM-52
Uoldelul Chelati Dirar / Professore di ruolo - II fascia / Storia e istituzioni dell'Africa (SPS/13)
Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, della Comunicazione e delle Relazioni Internazionali
Prerequisiti

A good knowledge of modern history is recommended.

Obiettivi del corso

Aim of this course is to provide the student with a broad understanding of o the main events that have marked the history of international relations during the 20th centuries. The course is organised in two sections. The first one will provide a broad introduction to the history of international relations and to the main themes of the historiographic debate. The second section will focus on the development and role of regionalism in the system of international relations. A special attention will be paid to the impact of regionalism on international economic and trade relations.

Programma del corso

6 Credits programme:
- From the crisis of the Ottoman Empire to the "new diplomacy".
- WW I and the first crisis of European colonialism.
- The crisis between the two Wars.
- WW II and the genesis of the new world order.
- Decolonisation and the post-war order.
- Bandung and the birth of the Third World.
- From the Cold War to the competitive cohexistence.
- The crisis of the Soviet Union and the new world order
- The role of Regionalism in International Relations

8 Credits Programme:
to the 6 credits programme the following have to be added:
- Themes on Globalisation
- New political actors in the international arena

Testi (A)dottati, (C)onsigliati
  • 1.  (A) A. BEST, J.M. HANHIMAKI, J.A. MAIOLO, K.E. SCHULZE International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyond Routledge, London, 2008
  • 2.  (A) L. FAWCETT and A. HURRELL (editors) Regionalism in world politics : regional organization and international order Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1995
  • 3.  (C) M. SORNARAJAH, J. WANG China, India, and the international economic order Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010
  • 4.  (C) U. ENGEL e G. RYE OLSEN (Eds) Africa and the north: between globalization and marginalization Routledge, London, 2005
  • 5.  (C) L. FAWCETT International relations of the Middle East. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2005
  • 6.  (C) O.A. WESTAD The global Cold War: Third World interventions and the making of our times Cambridge University Press, New York, 2007
  • 7.  (C) J. L. GADDIS Strategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of American National Security Policy during the Cold War Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2005
  • 8.  (C) I. TAYLOR The international relations of Sub-Saharan Africa Continuum, New York, 2010
  • 9.  (C) S. MARSH, H. MACKENSTEIN The International Relations of the EU Pearson/Longman, Harlow ; New York, 2005
  • 10.  (C) M. CHI-KWAN China and the world since 1945 : an international history Routledge, London, 2012
  • 11.  (C) A. ADEBAJO and K. WHITEMAN (editors) The EU and Africa : from Eurafrique to Afro-Europa Hurst & company, London, 2012
Altre informazioni / materiali aggiuntivi

Program for attending students taking 6 credits:
- A. BEST, J.M. HANHIMAKI, J.A. MAIOLO, K.E. SCHULZE, International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyond, London, Routledge, 2008.
- L. FAWCETT and A. HURRELL, Regionalism in world politics : regional organization and international order, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1995

Program for attending students taking 8 credits:
- A. BEST, J.M. HANHIMAKI, J.A. MAIOLO, K.E. SCHULZE, International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyond, London, Routledge, 2008.
L. FAWCETT and A. HURRELL, Regionalism in world politics : regional organization and international order, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1995
- One book choosen from those included in the reading list.


Program for non-attending students taking 6 credits:
- A. BEST, J.M. HANHIMAKI, J.A. MAIOLO, K.E. SCHULZE, International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyond, London, Routledge, 2008.
L. FAWCETT and A. HURRELL, Regionalism in world politics : regional organization and international order, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1995
- One book choosen from those included in the reading list.


Program for non-attending students taking 8 credits:
- A. BEST, J.M. HANHIMAKI, J.A. MAIOLO, K.E. SCHULZE, International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyond, London, Routledge, 2008.
L. FAWCETT and A. HURRELL, Regionalism in world politics : regional organization and international order, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1995
- Three books choosen from those included in the reading list.

Metodi didattici
  • The course will be organised in a highly interactive way. Beside attending lectures students will be given reading materials to prepare before classes. Other assignments will include study groups which will have to analyse a topic choosen together with the instructor and to prepare a short paper to present to the class.
Modalità di valutazione
  • Exams will be only in written form.
Lingue, oltre all'italiano, che possono essere utilizzate per l'attività didattica

English

Lingue, oltre all'italiano, che si intende utilizzare per la valutazione

English