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HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AFTER 1945

CODE 95286
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS 6 credits during the 2nd year of 11162 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (LM-52) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/06
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The Second World War, with its tens of millions of deaths, the extermination camps and the explosion of the atomic bomb, is a true watershed in the history of international relations of the twentieth century. Since 1945, with the defeat of Nazi-fascism, a new page has started in the history of humanity. The course will cover the main events of the twentieth century (Cold War, decolonization, European integration process, globalization, the collapse of the USSR, the rise of China, the clash of civilizations, etc.) until the dawn of the new millennium.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Provide students with the historical skills necessary to understand the dynamics of international politics in the years of the Cold War and in the period following the fall of the Berlin Wall, encourage the development of a critical approach to events and their narration.

TEACHING METHODS

The course includes 18 two-hour lectures; during the lectures slides will be projected, documents distributed, discussions organized. Attending students will also present individual research on lesson topics.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course covers the main topics of the twentieth century: From post-war Reconstruction to the Cold War, from the European integration process to decolonization, the movement of non-aligned to the politics of détente, from the entry of Latin America into world politics to Maoist China and the India of Nehru, from the Iranian revolution to the fall of the Berlin Wall and German reunification, from globalization to the destabilization of the Middle East, to latest environmental and climatic emergencies.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Recommended readings: José Luis Neila Hernández, Antonio Moreno Juste, Adela María Alija Garabito, José Manuel Sáenz Rotko, Carlos Sans Díaz, Historia de las relaciones internacionales (Chapters relating to the period after World War II) Alianza, 2018; Antonio Moreno Juste, Vanessa Núñez Peñas, Historia de la construcción europea desde 1945, Alianza 2017. For further details: Juan Carlos Pereira, Diccionario de Relaciones Internaciones y Política Exterior, Ariel, 2008.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GUIDO LEVI (President)

FULVIA ZEGA (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

First semester, timetable to be defined.

 

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam consists of an oral test, which lasts 20-30 minutes, in order to assess the level of knowledge of the course’s themes acquired by the student. The Commission is chaired by the lecturer.

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

(As the previous section).

 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
16/12/2021 14:00 GENOVA Orale
18/01/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale
08/02/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale
26/05/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale
16/06/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale
14/07/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale
08/09/2022 11:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

The lecturer is available for further clarification about the program and exams in the office hours. Worker students can request an appointment at another time.