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WAR AND PEACE: THE ORIGIN OF A POLITICAL CONCEPT

CODE 87097
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 12 cfu during the 1st year of 11162 RELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI (LM-52) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/02
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course is aimed at analyzing the genesis, the advancement and the evolution of the ideas of peace and war in the History of Political Thought. It will especially focus on authors, analyses and theories that, in reason of their significances and legacies, have marked the most relevant steps of the path which, from the ancient centuries till today, have developed around the political problem of the construction of peace.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims at allowing students to know and to comprehend the evolutionary paths of the ideas of peace and war in the History of Political Thought, through the contextualization and the analysis of the most significant theories.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims at allowing students to know and to comprehend the evolutionary paths of the ideas of peace and war in the History of Political Thought, through the contextualization and the analysis of the more significant theories.

     

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course consists of lectures, for a total of 36 hours (6 CFU).

    Unless different indication due to the evolution of the health situation, the course will take place in a traditional way (in classroom).

    To access, students must follow the rules indicated by the University:

    - reserve a seat in the classroom on the website https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti; when booking you will also be asked for a declaration of absence of symptoms and close contacts with positives;

    - access the spaces with Greenpass and equipped with a surgical mask, keeping the distance;

    - follow the instructions of the reception staff;

    - always keep the same place in the classroom with the mask on, frequently sanitize your hands, do not crowd into common areas and bathrooms.

    For those who cannot book a seat in the classroom, it is possible to follow the lessons through Teams.

    Teams code: mwwm35s

     

     

     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Analysis of the ideas of peace and war in:

    1) Classical antiquity

    2) Late antiquity

    3) Middle Ages

    4) Modern Age

    5) Contemporary Age

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Compulsory readings:

     

    C. Brown, T. Nardin and N.Rengger (eds.), International Relations in Political Thought, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2002. - In detail: Cap. I, Cap. II, Cap. III, Cap. IV, Cap. V (pp. 243-256 and texts by Niccolò Machiavelli, Jean Bodin, Alexander Hamilton, Edmund Burke), Cap. VI (pp. 311-324 and texts by Hugo Grotius, Thomas Hobbes), Cap. VII (pp. 379-394 and texts by Immanuel Kant), Cap. VIII (pp. 457-469 and texts by Giuseppe Mazzini), Cap. IX (pp. 519-531 and texts by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels)

     

    At students' choice (one book for those who attend the course, two for those who do not):

    - Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism.

    - Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil.

    - Dante Alighieri, De Monarchia.

    - Aeschylus, The Persians.

    - Desiderius Erasmus, The Complaint of Peace.

    - Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, chapters XIII, XIV, XV, XVII, XVIII.

    - Immanuel Kant, Perpetual Peace.

    - John Mainard Keynes, The Economic Consequences of Peace.

    - Niccolò Machiavelli, Art of War.

    - Angelo Roncalli, Pacem in terris.

    - Sophocles, Antigone.

    - Henry D. Thoreau, Civil Disobedience.

    - Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, book V.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    FABRIZIO COTICCHIA (President)

    ALBERTO DE SANCTIS

    ANDREA CATANZARO (President Substitute)

    ARIANNA BETTIN (Substitute)

    EDOARDO CORRADI (Substitute)

    CARLO MORGANTI (Substitute)

    STEFANO PARODI (Substitute)

    DAVIDE SUIN (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Start date: 14th February 2021

    Timetable:

    Monday: 4.00-6.00 pm

    Tuesday: 4.00-6.00 pm

    Friday: 10.00-12.00 am

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral exam.

     

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The exam is aimed at assessing the acquired skills by the students in analysing the political ideas and political theories dealing with peace and war from a critical perspective and in using them in comprehending contemporary world politics.

     

     

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    14/12/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale war and peace
    14/12/2021 15:00 GENOVA Orale
    11/01/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale war and peace
    11/01/2022 15:00 GENOVA Orale
    25/01/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale war and peace
    25/01/2022 15:00 GENOVA Orale
    24/05/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale war and peace
    24/05/2022 15:00 GENOVA Orale
    14/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale war and peace
    14/06/2022 15:00 GENOVA Orale
    12/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale war and peace
    12/07/2022 15:00 GENOVA Orale
    13/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale war and peace
    13/09/2022 15:00 GENOVA Orale