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HISTORY OF GLOBALISATION AND REGIONAL INTEGRATION

CODE 88483
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 11162 RELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI (LM-52) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 8772 AMMINISTRAZIONE E POLITICHE PUBBLICHE (LM-63) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/06
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    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.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    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.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Provide the students an adequate knowledge and develop the skills that will help them to:

    • Understand the historical origins, through an adequate knowledge of the past, of the problems facing contemporary international society;
    • To move in the complex contemporary international system and to evaluate the connections between past and present historical facts;
    • Be aware of the challenges posed by globalization and regionalism and thus be able to evaluate critically the responses provided by the international community to these challenges;
    • Be able to use various historical sources, bibliographic and documentary, in particular digital, knowing how to interpret and to use them for writing a paper to be presented to the class.

    TEACHING METHODS

    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

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    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.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    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.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    DANIELA PREDA (President)

    LARA PICCARDO

    MARIA ELEONORA GUASCONI (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    II semester, approx March 1, 2022.

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    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.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    16/12/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale
    17/01/2023 14:00 GENOVA Orale
    07/02/2023 14:00 GENOVA Orale
    23/05/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    13/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    11/07/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    05/09/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale