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HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THOUGHT

CODE 94896
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 8 cfu during the 3nd year of 8776 SCIENZE POLITICHE E DELL'AMMINISTRAZIONE (L-36) - GENOVA
  • 8 cfu during the 3nd year of 8776 SCIENZE POLITICHE E DELL'AMMINISTRAZIONE (L-16) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/02
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester

    OVERVIEW

    The course explores the main problems of contemporary political-philosophical debate. The various authors and ideological currents examined contribute to drawing a path that, in recent times, leads to the contrast between individuality and community, between modernity and nostalgia for identity, in a new form of political conflict in which equality and difference return to play the lion's share.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course, the student will have acquired the ability to critically interpret the debate on the most relevant aspects of politics and to infer elements of continuity and discontinuity with current affairs.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course consists of lectures, for a total of 48 hours (8 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: w37phc3

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Suggested readings

    1) Handbook:

    - R. Gherardi (ed.), La politica e gli Stati. Problemi e figure del pensiero occidentale, Roma, Carocci Editore, 2011 (from p. 10 to p. 133 and from p. 325 to p. 386).

    2) One of the following text at student’s choice:

    - H. Arendt, Le origini del totalitarismo.
    - E. Canetti, Massa e potere.
    - W. Lippmann, L’opinione pubblica.
    - J. Ortega y Gasset, La ribellione delle masse.
    - G. Le Bon, Psicologia delle folle.

    3) One of the following text at student’s choice:

    - N. Urbinati, Io, il popolo. Come il populismo trasforma la democrazia, Bologna, il Mulino, 2019.
    - Y. Mény, Popolo ma non troppo. Il malinteso democratico, Bologna, il Mulino, 2019.

    4) Students not attending the course should also add this text:

    - K. R. Popper, Le fonti della conoscenza e dell’ignoranza, Bologna, il Mulino, 2000.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Start date: 14th February 2021

    Timetable:

    Monday: 8.00-10.00 am

    Wednesday: 2.00-4.00 pm

    Friday: 12.00-2.00 pm

    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
    16/12/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    13/01/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    27/01/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    26/05/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    26/05/2022 10:30 GENOVA Orale
    16/06/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    16/06/2022 10:30 GENOVA Orale
    07/07/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    14/07/2022 10:30 GENOVA Orale
    15/09/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    15/09/2022 10:30 GENOVA Orale