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CODE 75390
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-GGR/02
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course examines the determinants of the geopolitical action of states starting from classical theories to arrive at current events also with the analysis of concrete cases of recent conflicts

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides the methodologies and tools of geopolitics useful for analysing and understanding the discipline at the time of globalisation. In particular, starting from a historical approach to classical theories, the keys to understanding transversal phenomena (geography, demography, religion ...) that characterise the geopolitical actions of the major institutional players (USA, China, Europe, ...) and others are provided.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, the student will be able to understand the main issues related to Geopolitics and will have acquired a vocabulary that will allow him to orient himself in the literature, being able to easily understand and examine scientific texts relating to the subject. It will therefore be able to interpret current geopolitics in a contingency in which changes in the behavior and strategies of the main world players follow one another with unexpected frequency. It will also be able to explain, argue and sometimes interpret some of the main geopolitical issues both in oral and written form.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures, seminar activities, case analysis carried out also through group work involving the preparation of a written paper and a Power Point presentation.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course, after dealing with the birth of the discipline and its evolution, goes on to examine

- the main theories and the post-cold war period

- the geopolitical implications of natural and energy resources, of demography and religions, of the economy.

- the geopolitical situation of Italy and of the other main major geographical areas of the world

The course deals with topics in line with the objectives of the global Agenda for Sustainable Development 2030, in particular:

GOAL 10: Reduce inequality within and between nations 10.5 Improve the regulation and supervision of global financial markets and institutions and strengthen their enforcement 10.6 Ensure greater representation and voice for developing countries in the decision-making process of international economic and financial institutions worldwide to provide more effective, credible, accountable and legitimate institutions 10.7 Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and the mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies 10.a Implement the principle of special and differential treatment for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, in accordance with the agreements of the World Trade Organization 10.b Promote Official Development Assistance and related financial flows, including foreign direct investment, to States where the need is greatest, in particular least developed countries, African countries, small island developing States and landlocked developing countries, in accordance with their national plans and programmes

GOAL 16: Promote peaceful and more inclusive societies for sustainable development; offer access to justice for all and create efficient, accountable and inclusive bodies at all levels 16.3 Promote the rule of law domestically and internationally and ensure equal access to justice for all 16.8 Widen and strengthen the participation of developing countries in institutions of global governance

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

FOR ATTENDING STUDENTS

On the web classroom there are the materials illustrated in class which, integrated by the notes taken directly by the student and by the study of some chapters, indicated by the teacher, of the volume in the bibliography, allow the preparation of the exam.

 

FOR NON ATTENDING STUDENTS

Graziano M., Geopolitica. Orientarsi nel grande disordine internazionale, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2019. The entire volume needs to be prepared.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ALBERTO DE SANCTIS (President)

ANDREA CATANZARO

GIAN MARCO UGOLINI (President Substitute)

ARIANNA BETTIN (Substitute)

STEFANIA MANGANO (Substitute)

PIETRO PIANA (Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exam will allow to evaluate the mastery and deepening of knowledge, the ability to use the skills developed. The evaluation criteria are: the quality of the exposition, the correct use of the appropriate vocabulary, the capacity for critical analysis, also on possible cases discussed. The students who will create any seminar papers will also be evaluated on the quality of the paper itself as regards the content and formal aspects

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
12/12/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
12/12/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
15/01/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
15/01/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
05/02/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
05/02/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
22/05/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
22/05/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
12/06/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
12/06/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
09/07/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
09/07/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
12/09/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Reduce inequality
Reduce inequality
Peace, justice and strong institutions
Peace, justice and strong institutions