HISTORY OF POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS
STORIA DELLE ISTITUZIONI POLITICHE
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Course with optional materials in a foreign language
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.
Assigned to the Degree Course
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The course aims at the study and understanding of the evolution of Political Institutions between the national and international dimensions in the contemporary age, with a special focus on the historical development of the multi-lateral dimension of government.
The course is ideally divided into three distinct but complementary parts: a first general part of methodological and historical-thematic framework on constitutionalism in Europe between the 19th and 20th centuries, and a second part dedicated to an in-depth study of key words in the History of Political Institutions. The final part of the course will be devoted to an in-depth study of the evolution of the International System and of the main international bodies active in the multilateral field, particularly after the collapse of the Berlin Wall.
- The Specificity of the History of Political Institutions: Main Issues of Method
- Constitutional Evolution in Europe between the 19th and 20th Centuries.
- Italian Constitutional History between the 19th and 21st centuries
- The main political institutions of the Nation State
- Keywords in the History of Political Institutions
- The international dimension of political institutions
- From organisations to international institutions: the evolution of multilateral governance
- The International Institutions of Foreing Aid
A basic knowledge of the main Contemprary History and International Relations developments of the XX century is recommended
Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)
Knowledge and understanding
The student will have to show:
- to possess basic theoretical and practical knowledge of some of the main themes and most debated issues of relations between sovereign states in the 20th century;
- to possess the ability to correctly read and understand international relations monographs in their basic meanings.
These skills are acquired through active participation in teaching activities (lectures, tutorials, seminars) and through individual study.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
- must be able to recognise the main political and institutional implications underlying international relations in the 20th century;
- must be able to elaborate and support basic arguments on constitutional evolution in Europe between the 19th and 20th centuries
- must be able to distinguish the specificities of processes of political institutionalisation between national and multilateral dimensions.
These skills are acquired both through active participation in lectures, guided group discussions and individual study.
The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it
During the course, a series of seminars/conferences (also with external guests) will be organised with the aim of deepening some of the main topics covered.
Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment
For attending students, a minimum attendance of 70% of the lectures is required.
- Course books
- I. Pellicciari, "Re-Framing Foreign Aid History and Politics", Routledge - 2022-
- Materials, Papers and articles on the course topics that will be distributed during the lessons.
Written exam. The assessment will also take into consideration the quality of eventual presentatinos\papers produced by the students throughout the course.
Additional Information for Non-Attending Students
Study texts indicated below:
- Francesco Bonini: "Storia costituzoonale della Repubblica", Carrocci 2018
- Carla Menguzzi Rostagni: “Politica di potenza e cooperazione. L’Organizzazione internazionale dal Congresso di Vienna alla globalizzazione”, CEDAM, 2013
- Igor Pellicciari: "Re-Framing Foreign Aid History and Politics", Routledge, 2022
Non-attending students are invited to study the 3 indicated texts in full.
Oral and written exam
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