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CODE 109297
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/02
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course is aimed at analyzing the genesis, the advancement and the evolution of the ideas of peace and war in the History of Political Thought. It will especially focus on authors, analyses and theories that, in reason of their significances and legacies, have marked the most relevant steps of the path which, from the ancient centuries till today, have developed around the political problem of the construction of peace.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at allowing students to know and to comprehend the evolutionary paths of the ideas of peace and war in the History of Political Thought, through the contextualization and the analysis of the most significant theories.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at allowing students to know and to comprehend the evolutionary paths of the ideas of peace and war in the History of Political Thought, through the contextualization and the analysis of the more significant theories.
(UN-SDG: 4.7) 

TEACHING METHODS

The teaching involves 36 hours (equivalent to 6 CFUs).

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Analysis of the ideas of peace and war in:

1) Classical antiquity

2) Late antiquity

3) Middle Ages

4) Modern Age

5) Contemporary Age

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Compulsory readings:

 

C. Brown, T. Nardin and N.Rengger (eds.), International Relations in Political Thought, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2002. - In detail: Cap. I, Cap. II, Cap. III, Cap. IV, Cap. V (pp. 243-256 and texts by Niccolò Machiavelli, Jean Bodin, Alexander Hamilton, Edmund Burke), Cap. VI (pp. 311-324 and texts by Hugo Grotius, Thomas Hobbes), Cap. VII (pp. 379-394 and texts by Immanuel Kant), Cap. VIII (pp. 457-469 and texts by Giuseppe Mazzini), Cap. IX (pp. 519-531 and texts by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels)

 

At students' choice (one book for those who attend the course, two for those who do not):

- Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism.

- Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil.

- Dante Alighieri, De Monarchia.

- Aeschylus, The Persians.

- Desiderius Erasmus, The Complaint of Peace.

- Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, chapters XIII, XIV, XV, XVII, XVIII.

- Immanuel Kant, Perpetual Peace.

- John Mainard Keynes, The Economic Consequences of Peace.

- Niccolò Machiavelli, Art of War.

- Angelo Roncalli, Pacem in terris.

- Sophocles, Antigone.

- Henry D. Thoreau, Civil Disobedience.

- Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, book V.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

FABRIZIO COTICCHIA (President)

ALBERTO DE SANCTIS

ANDREA CATANZARO (President Substitute)

MARIA AMJAD (Substitute)

EDOARDO CORRADI (Substitute)

FEDERICO MARINOZZI (Substitute)

MATTEO MAZZIOTTI DI CELSO (Substitute)

CARLO MORGANTI (Substitute)

STEFANO PARODI (Substitute)

JEAN-MARIE REURE (Substitute)

MARGHERITA SALVIA (Substitute)

DAVIDE SUIN (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

12th February 2024

 

For the class timetable, please consult the Web Agenda at this link:

https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti//index.php?_lang=it

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

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

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
12/12/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
16/01/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
30/01/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
28/05/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
18/06/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
09/07/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
10/09/2024 14:00 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.