History of international relations

  • A.A. 2016/2017
  • 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 role of regional organisations in the management of people's mobility, refugee crisis and conflict resolutions processes.

Programma del corso

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
- Themes on Globalisation
- New political actors in the international arena

Testi (A)dottati, (C)onsigliati
  • 1.  (A) John W. YOUNG-John KENT International Relations since 1945. A global history Oxford University Press , Oxford, 2013
  • 2.  (A) S.Breslin, C. W. Hughes, N. Phillips and B. Rosamond (Eds) New Regionalisms in the Global Political Economy Routledge, London, 2002
  • 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) I. TAYLOR The international relations of Sub-Saharan Africa Continuum, New York, 2010
  • 8.  (C) S. MARSH, H. MACKENSTEIN The International Relations of the EU Pearson/Longman, Harlow ; New York, 2005
  • 9.  (C) M. CHI-KWAN China and the world since 1945 : an international history Routledge, London, 2012
  • 10.  (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 8 credits:
- John W. YOUNG - John KENT, International Relations since 1945. A global history, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013.
- S.Breslin, C. W. Hughes, N. Phillips and B. Rosamond (Eds), New Regionalisms in the
Global Political Economy, London, Routledge, 2002
- One book choosen from those included in the reading list.


Program for non-attending students taking 8 credits:
- John W. YOUNG - John KENT, International Relations since 1945. A global history, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013.
- S.Breslin, C. W. Hughes, N. Phillips and B. Rosamond (Eds), New Regionalisms in the
Global Political Economy, London, Routledge, 2002
- M. SORNARAJAH, J. WANG, China, India, and the international economic order, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2010
- Two books choosen from those included in the reading list.

Metodi didattici
  • The course will be organised in a highly interactive way. Beside attending lectures focusing on broad introductory notions about the history of international relations, students will be engaged in seminarial activities based upon reading materials that will be circulated in advance, before classes. Other assignments will include study groups in students will have to analyse a topic choosen together with the instructor and to prepare a short paper to present to the class. Aim of group activities is to familiarise students with team working and to develop skills such as argumentative writing, public speech and leadership.
Modalità di valutazione
  • Exams will be only in written form through open questions.
    Attending students will be offered the opportunity to divide their exam into two parts: mid term and final exam.
    Exams aim at assessing the level of assimilation of notions and concepts discussed in class as well as the aquisition of a methodology skills that should enable students to have a free and critical understanding of contemporary international politics.
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