|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||M-STO/04|
Since the second half of the 19th century, and even more since the first decades of the 20th century, political parties have been the main tool for citizen participation in political life. Therefore, the 20th century was, in many respects, the century of the parties: consequently knowing their history, programs, leaders, organization and methods of propaganda is indispensable for the understanding of the years comprised between World War I and the end of the Cold War.
The aim of the course is to provide students with a general overview on the history of political parties and political movements in Italy and Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries, whose history will be examined in reference both to the great political families (liberal, socialist, communist, Catholic, fascist, etc.) and, more generally, to the evolution of the international context.
Provide the students with the analytical tools which are fundamental to understand the political processes that characterize contemporary history; allow the students to orient themselves in this area in the panorama of historiography; encourage a critical approach to events between past and present.
The course includes 18 two-hour lectures; during the lectures slides will be projected, documents distributed, discussions organized. Attending students will also present an individual research on issues that will be indicated in class. Due to the health emergency, this year the course will be held remotely through the Teams platforms and Aulaweb
The course is divided into two parts: a general part, which aims to trace the fundamental features of the genesis, development and transformation of political parties and movements in Italy and in Europe between 19th and 20th centuries, and a specific section dedicated to training and prospects of European parties (EPP, ESP, SE, ALDE, Greens, etc.), as well as the role played by the movements for European unity in the EU integration process.
Recommended readings: Galli, Giorgio, I partiti europei: storia e prospettive dal 1649 a oggi, Baldini Castoldi Dalai, 2008 (the part to be studied should be agreed with the lecturers); Levi, Guido e Sozzi, Fabio (eds.), Unione politica in progress. Partiti e gruppi parlamentari europei 1953-2014, Cedam, 2015.
Non-attending students are asked to study also one of the following books: Ignazi, Piero, I partiti in Italia dal 1945 al 2018, Il Mulino, 2018; Levi, Guido and Preda, Daniela (eds.), Euroscepticisms. Resistance and Opposition to the European Community/European Union, Il Mulino, 2018 (the parts to be studied should be agreed with the lecturers); Preda, Daniela (ed.), Altiero Spinelli e i movimenti per l'unità europea, Cedam, 2010; Tolomelli, Marica, L’Italia dei movimenti. Politica e società nella Prima Repubblica, Carocci, 2015; Toscano, Emanuele, Il movimento alterglobal in Europa: soggettività e costruzione di alternative. Una comparazione tra Italia, Francia e Inghilterra, Aracne, 2018; Marco Tarchi, Italia populista. Dal qualunquismo a Beppe Grillo, Il Mulino 2018; Gustavo Corni, Weimar. La Germania dal 1918 al 1933, Carocci 2020; Marcello Flores e Giovanni Gozzini, Il vento della rivoluzione. La nascita del Partito comunista italiano, Laterza, 2021.
Office hours: Tuesday 10.00-12.00.
GUIDO LEVI (President)
GIORGIO GRIMALDI (Substitute)
LARA PICCARDO (Substitute)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The exam consists of an oral test, which lasts 20-30 minutes, in order to assess the level of knowledge of the subject acquired by the student. The Commission is chaired by the lecturer.
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The lecturer is available for further clarification about program and exams in the office days. Worker students can request an appointment at another time.