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POLITICAL THEORIES AND THE STATE

CODE 104931
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 11161 SCIENZE DELL'AMMINISTRAZIONE E DELLA POLITICA (L-16) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/02
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course presents the outlines of the History of Political Thought from Ancient times to the state being contemporary. The analysis of the most remarkable authors on political power, its characteristics and forms will be examined in depth. They will be studied through a historical and problematic contextualization. Therefore, the history of the debate on politics will be reconstructed by stressing its links to the socio-political contexts and its ideological implications.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims at allowing student to know and comprehend the crucial elements of the History of Political Thought in the period that spans from the Ancient times till the 20th century, through the contextualization and the analysis of the more significant theories

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims at allowing student to know and comprehend the crucial elements of the History of Political Thought in the period that spans from the Ancient times till the 20th century, through the contextualization and the analysis of the more significant theories.

     

    TEACHING METHODS

    The teaching involves 54 hours (equivalent to 9 CFUs).

    The course will be held in a blended mode, i.e., in-person, but with concurrent lecture delivery via the Teams platform (code: e8fb58k)

     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    1) Politics in ancient Greece

    2) Socrates

    3) Plato

    4) Aristotle

    5) Cicero

    6) Religion and politics: Christianity

    7) Augustine of Hippo

    8)Thomas Aquinas

    9) Dante, Marsilius

    10) Machiavelli

    11) Bodin, Suarez

    12) The “ragion di Stato”

    13) Hobbes

    14) Spinoza

    15) Locke

    16) Vico

    17) Montesquieu

    18) Rousseau

    19) Hume e Smith

    20) The Federalist Papers

    21) Burke

    22) Kant

    23) Hegel

    24) Owen

    25) Saint-Simon

    26) Constant

    27) Tocqueville

    28) Rosmini

    29) Mazzini

    30) Proudhon

    31) Marx, Engels

    32) Stuart Mill

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Suggested readings

    - M. D’ADDIO, Storia delle dottrine politiche, Genova, ECIG, 2002.

    - A. ARIENZO - S. DE LUCA (eds.), Protego ergo obligo. Ordine, sicurezza e legittimazione nella storia del pensiero politico, Pisa, Edizioni ETS, 2019.

    Students who do not attend the course must study one of these supplementary texts:

    - A. CATANZARO - S. LAGI - F. FALCHI (eds.), Monisms and Pluralisms in the History of Political and Social Models, Novi Ligure (AL), Edizioni Epoké, 2018.

    - F. FALCHI, Giuseppe Mazzini: la democrazia europea e i diritti delle donne, Firenze, Centro Editoriale Toscano, 2011. 

    - C. MORGANTI, Comunità e Stato, Europa e Occidente. La politica secondo Guardini, Firenze, Centro Editoriale Toscano, 2016.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ANDREA CATANZARO (President)

    ALBERTO DE SANCTIS

    ARIANNA BETTIN (Substitute)

    MARIA ANTONIETTA FALCHI (Substitute)

    CARLO MORGANTI (Substitute)

    STEFANO PARODI (Substitute)

    DAVIDE SUIN (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    13th February 2023

    Timetable

    Monday: 10.00-12.00 am

    Tuesday: 8.00-10.00 am

    Wednesday: 8.00-10.00 am 

     

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral exam

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The exam is aimed at assessing the acquired skills by the student in analysing political ideas and political theories from a critical perspective and in using them in comprehending contemporary world politics.

    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
    13/07/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    13/09/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Students with certification of DSA (Special educational needs), disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact both the contact person Prof. Aristide Canepa (aristide.canepa@unige.it) and the lecturer at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination modalities that, while respecting the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning patterns and provide suitable compensatory tools.