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This teaching investigates the complex relationship between Civil rights and Sport in Modern and Contemporary Europe. In particular, it focuses on the debates which back the philosophical and legal foundation of Civil rights from the Enlightenment onwards but also on the political significance of Sport and its relevance as a social activity in which Civil rights may be safeguarded or ignored.
This teaching aims at exploring the complex relationship between civil rights and sport in the contemporary age. In particular, it deals with the following topics: the philosophical and legal foundation of the concept of “civil rights” in the modern and contemporary period (with some hints at the classical world), the political relevance of sport competition, the ideological and propagandistic use of sport (with a focus on totalitarian regimes), the perception of sport as a field where either expressing or refusing civil rights. In particular, this theme will be investigated by adopting a multidisciplinary perspective that, on a diachronic basis, lets reconstruct the characters of the relation between rights and sport in legal and cultural history of the modern and contemporary age – mainly from the 18th century onwards. We will look at the process of juridical assertion of civil rights through the analysis of the most relevant legal devices that, since the Enlightenment, have marked, on a global scale, liberal-democratic culture. Among the aims of this class, it is also to be considered the comprehension of the ideological and theoretical background on which the constitutional assertion of civil rights (freedom of religion, freedom of expression, freedom of the press, freedom of movement) relies and the essential dialogue between Western tradition and other legal/cultural systems.
Students attending to this course can get these results:
- comprehending the relationship between rights and sport across the time
- comprehending the foundation of civil rights
- comprehending the political relevance of sport
Frontal teaching on the indicated contents. At the lessons teacher may use further didactical material.
The teaching consists of these parts:
- Natural rights in Antiquity
- Human rights in Modern Europe
- Civil rights in the Age of Enlightenment
- Civil rights and Constitutionalism
- Civil rights and Sport
- Sport in the Classical World
- Sport in political literature
- Sport and totalitarian regimes
Course-attender students are required to know the materials provided at the lesson and read these books:
- Luciano Russi, La democrazia dell'agonismo: lo sport dalla secolarizzazione alla globalizzazione, Lancillotto e Nausica, 2019
- Alessandra Facchi, Breve storia dei diritti umani. Dai diritti dell'uomo ai diritti delle donne, Bologna, il Mulino, 2013.
Students who do not attend to the course are asked to read also these volumes:
- Lauro Russi, Solidarietà, uguaglianza, identità. Socialità e sport in Europa (1890-1945), Lancillotto e Nausica, 1998
- Rafaella Gherardi (a cura di), La Dichiarazione universale dei diritti umani. Storia, tradizioni, sviluppi contemporanei, Roma, Viella, 2020.
Office hours: By appointment.
DAVIDE SUIN (President)
ALBERTO DE SANCTIS (President Substitute)
CARLO MORGANTI (Substitute)
STEFANO PARODI (Substitute)
Lessons start on the 18th of September.
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
Students have to pass an oral exam on the materials presented during the lessons and on the indicated books.
Students are asked to be familiar with the didactical materials furnished by the teacher, including the suggested books, and reflect on the topics treated on during the lessons.