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The course addresses from an historical perspective the main stages of globalization and analyzes the important phenomenon of regional integration, wondering about the increasing role played by regional organizations in the international system.
The course aims to provide the knowledge and develop the critical skills that will help students to:
-understand the historical origins, through an adequate knowledge of the past, of the problems facing contemporary international society;
-to consciously orient themselves in the complex problems of contemporary international relations, knowing how to link past and present historical facts;
-to be aware of the challenges posed by globalisation and regionalism and thus be able to critically evaluate the responses that international society provides to these challenges;
- to be aware of historical sources of various kinds, bibliographical and documentary, particularly digital, being able to interpret them and use them in a paper to be presented in class.
Provide the students an adequate knowledge and develop the skills that will help them to:
Unless otherwise indicated, due to the sanitary emergency, the class will take place blended, with the Professor in class and the students who can attend either in class or at home.
Attending the class is not mandatory, although recommended.
About two-thirds of the course is composed by traditional lectures, which will provide the students the necessary knowledge of regional integration and globalization. However, the students will intervene, through questions and will be asked to develop personal evaluations.
Conferences, seminars and books presentations will be part of the course.
One-third of the course is devoted to paper presentations, in Italian or in English, by the students, on specific case studies, agreed with the teacher. Paper presentation provides the students particular cross-cutting skills: ability to work in group, aptitude to speak in public, ability to synthetise, in order to respect the time devoted to the presentation, critical skills (personal evaluations and critical use of the documentary sources), use of power point.
Power point presentations will be available on Aulaweb.
Teams code: rtu9qui
The course is divided in two parts: the first one deals with the issue of globalization, anlyzed from an historical perspective. In particular it analyzes the main stages of global interdependence and the role played by international organizations established to rule such an interdependence, as the League of Nations, the United Nations, NATO, the EU, etc. Particular attention is paid to the end of the Cold War and to the new regionalism which has emerged in the post-Cold War period.
The second part of the course deals with the increasing issue of regionalism after the end of the Cold War, analyzing the main regional organizations established in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America and wondering whether the EU has represented a model.
Students will present to the class a 10 pages paper on several case studies, agreed with the teacher, followed by class debate.
The attending students will have to present a paper and study the following books:
M. Steger, La globalizzazione, Bologna, il Mulino, 2013 and three chapters (according to their interest) of the volume: G. Finizio (ed.), L'organizzazione internazionale tra universalismo e regionalismo, Padova, Cedam, 2020.
Non-attending students will have to study the following books: J. Osterhammel and N. Petersson, Storia della globalizzazione, Bologna, il Mulino, 2005, M. Steger, La globalizzazione, Bologna, il Mulino, 2013; G. Finizio (ed.), L'organizzazione internazionale tra universalismo e regionalismo, Padova, Cedam, 2020.
DANIELA PREDA (President)
MARIA ELEONORA GUASCONI (President Substitute)
II semester, approx March 1, 2022.
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The exam is oral. The teacher will evaluate the quality of the seminar work done by the students during the course. The Commission is appointed by the Department and chaired by the professor of the course.