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NATIONALISMS, IMPERIALISMS AND INTERNATIONALISMS

CODE 90591
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd 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/02
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Analysing the concept of nation, students will be able to see how, according to different political and historical contexts, it turns into nationalism and imperialism. By contrast, students will be also able to see how it can turn in some forms of internationalisms, which can ensure a peaceful coexistence amongst peoples and nations. Therefore, students will be acquainted with the importance of elements such as religion, culture and political visions, that can play a key role in shaping the concept of nation and, as a consequence, those of nationalism and imperialism. 

     

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course will be taught in Italian, favouring the interaction between students and between students and teacher. 

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The course is focused on the developments of the concept of nation. In the first part it analyses how factors like religion, language, ethnos, myth, culture, political visions and so on, can influence the concept of nation, showing how they can concur to turn the concept of nation into nationalisms and imperialisms. Analysing the same factors, students will uncover how the concept of nation can also become a tool, which can favour peaceful coexistence amongst peoples (various forms of internationalisms).  In the second part of the course, students will be acquainted with some historical forms of nationalisms, imperialisms and internationalisms. Eventually, they will be asked to use the notions learnt in the first part to examine in an original way some forms of nationalism, imperialism and internationalism.  

     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Recommended readings for the first part (section I)

     F. Tuccari, La nazione, Laterza, Bari, 2000, pp. 3-54 e pp. 99-147.

    A.M. Banti, La nazione del Risorgimento, Einaudi, Torino, 2000, pp. 56-108.

    T. Kemp, Teorie dell’imperialismo, Einaudi, Torino, 1969.

    George L. Mosse, La nazionalizzazione delle masse, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2009. 

    G.M. Bravo, Marx e la prima internazionale, Pantarei, Milano, 2014.

    G.D.H. Cole, La seconda internazionale, vol. 3.1, Laterza, Bari, 1972.

    J.A. Armstrong, Nations Before Nationalism, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1982.

    J. Breuilly, Nationalism and the State, Manchester University Press, Manchester, 1982.

    E. Gellner, Nations and Nationalism, Blackwell, Oxford, 1983.

    M. Hroch, Social Preconditions of National Revival in Europe, CUP, Cambridge, 1985.

    A. Smith, The Ethnic Origins of Nations, Blackwell, Oxford, 1986.

    E. Hobsbawm, T. Ranger eds, The Invention of Tradition, CUP, Cambridge, 1983.

    E. Hobsbawm, Nations and Nationalism since 1780, CUP, Cambridge, 1990.

    B. Anderson, Comunità immaginate, Manifestolibri, Roma, 1996.

    W. Connor, Ethnonationalism; the Quest for understanding, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1993.

    J. Gallagher, R. Robinson, The Imperialism of Free Trade, “The Economic History Review” (August 1953), pp 1–15.

    F. Chabod, L’idea di nazione, Laterza, Bari, 1992.

    O. Vossler, L’idea di nazione da Rousseau a Ranke, Sansoni, Firenze, 1949.

    G.E. Rusconi, Se cessiamo di essere una nazione, Il Mulino, Bologna, 1993.

    H. Kohn, L’idea del nazionalismo nel suo sviluppo storico, La Nuova Italia, Firenze, 1956.

    Z. Sternhell, I fondamenti intellettuali del nazionalismo, in ID., Contro l’illuminismo, dal XVIII secolo alla guerra fredda, Baldini Castoldi,  Milano, 2006, pp. 409-463.

    A. Brewer, Marxist Theories and Imperialism, Routledge, London, 2002.

    P. Cain, Hobson and imperialism, OUP, Oxford, 2002.

    R. Kiely, Rethinking Imperialism, Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2010.

    G. Arrighi, The Geometry of imperialism. The limits of Hobson’s paradigm, Verso editions, London, 1978.

    S. Amin, Imperialism and Unequal Development, The Harvester Press, Hassocks, 1977.

     

    Recommended readings for the second part (section II)

    J.J. Rousseau, Contratto sociale (non importa l’edizione)

    ID., Progetto di costituzione per la Corsica (idem)

    ID., Considerazioni sul governo di Polonia e sul progetto di riformarlo (idem)

    Sieyès, Che cos’è il Terzo stato (idem)

    J.G. Herder, Idee per la filosofia della storia dell’umanità (idem)

    J.S. Mill, Considerazioni sul governo rappresentativo (idem)

    J.G. Fichte, Discorsi alla nazione tedesca (idem)

    G. Mazzini, Pensieri sulla democrazia in Europa (idem)

    ID., Ai giovani d’Italia (idem)

    P. Stanislao Mancini, Della nazionalità come fondamento del diritto delle genti (idem)

    E. Renan, Che cos’è una nazione? (idem)

    K. Marx, Il manifesto del partito comunista (idem)

    Acton (Lord), Principio di nazionalità e nazionalismo (idem)

    L.T. Hobhouse, Scritti sulla prima Guerra mondiale (idem)

    Ranke (von) L., Dialogo politico (idem)

    F. Meinecke, Cosmopolitismo e Stato nazionale (idem)

    J.A. Hobson, Imperialism. A Study, (idem)

    N. Angell, The Great Illusion (idem)

    R. Hilferding, Finance Capital (idem)

    A.J. Toynbee, Nationality and the War (idem)

    N. Bucharin, Imperialism and World Economy (idem)

    R. Luxembourg, L’accumulazione del capitale (idem)

    V.I. Lenin, L’imperialismo fase suprema del capitalismo (idem)

    E. Corradini, L’unità e la potenza delle nazioni (idem)

    J.A. Schumpeter, Sociologia dell’imperialismo (idem)

    A. Hitler, Mein Kampf (idem)

    H. Arendt, Le origini del totalitarismo (idem)

    I. Wallerstein, The Modern World System (vols. I, II, III and IV) (idem)

    ID., World- Systems Analysis: an Introduction (idem)

    M. Hardt, A. Negri, L’impero: il nuovo ordine della globalizzazione (idem)

    Fare pace. La diplomazia di Sant'Egidio, a cura di R. Morozzo della Rocca, Milano, Ed. paoline, 2018 (chapters: 2; 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10). Students can choose one of these chapters for their papers. 

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ALBERTO DE SANCTIS (President)

    ANDREA CATANZARO

    GIAN MARCO UGOLINI (President Substitute)

    ARIANNA BETTIN (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Class starts in the second semester and the first one will be on February 21st. 

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    22/12/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    12/01/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    26/01/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    25/05/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    15/06/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    06/07/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    13/09/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale