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CODE 49182
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-STO/04
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Since the second half of the 19th century, and even more since the first decades of the 20th century, political parties have been the main tool for citizen participation in political life. Therefore, the 20th century was, in many respects, the century of the parties: consequently knowing their history, programs, leaders, organization and methods of propaganda is indispensable for the understanding of the years comprised between World War I and the end of the Cold War.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to provide students with a general overview on the history of political parties and political movements in Italy and Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries, whose history will be examined in reference both to the great political families (liberal, socialist, communist, Catholic, fascist, etc.) and, more generally, to the evolution of the international context.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Provide the students with the analytical tools which are fundamental to understand the political processes that characterize contemporary history; allow the students to orient themselves in this area in the panorama of historiography; encourage a critical approach to events between past and present.

TEACHING METHODS

The course includes 18 two-hour lectures; during the lectures slides will be projected, documents distributed, discussions organized. Attending students will also present an individual research on issues that will be indicated in class.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course is divided into two parts: a general part, which aims to trace the fundamental features of the genesis, development and transformation of political parties and movements in Italy and in other European States between 19th and 20th centuries, and a specific section dedicated to training and prospects of European parties (EPP, ESP, SE, ALDE, Greens, etc.), as well as the role played by the movements for European unity in the EU integration process.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Recommended readings: Giorgio Galli, I partiti europei: storia e prospettive dal 1649 a oggi, Baldini Castoldi Dalai, 2008 (the part to be studied should be agreed with the lecturers); Guido Levi e Fabio Sozzi (eds.), Unione politica in progress. Partiti e gruppi parlamentari europei 1953-2014, Cedam, 2015.

Non-attending students are asked to study also one of the following books: Simona Colarizi, La resistenza lunga. Storia dell'antifascismo 1919-1945, Laterza, 2023; Marcello Flores e Giovanni Gozzini, Il vento della rivoluzione. La nascita del Partito comunista italiano, Laterza, 2021; Mirko Grasso, L’oppositore. Matteotti contro il fascismo, Carocci 2024; Maurizio Ridolfi (a cura di), Aldo Moro, la storia e le memorie pubbliche, Viella 2022; Gianluca Scroccu e Anna Tonelli, La sinistra nell'Italia repubblicana. Dalla Resistenza al campo largo, Carocci 2023; Marco Tarchi, Italia populista. Dal qualunquismo a Beppe Grillo, Il Mulino 2018. 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GUIDO LEVI (President)

DANIELA PREDA

LUCA BARBAINI (Substitute)

GIORGIO GRIMALDI (Substitute)

LARA PICCARDO (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

September 2024

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam consists of an oral test, which lasts 20-30 minutes, in order to assess the level of knowledge of the subject acquired by the student. The Commission is chaired by the lecturer.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

(As the previous section).

FURTHER INFORMATION

The lecturer is available for further clarification about program and exams in the office days. Worker students can request an appointment at another time. Students with certified DSA, disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact both the contact person Prof. Canepa (aristide.capepa@unige.it) and the lecturer at the beginning of the course in order to agree on teaching and examination methods that, while respecting the teaching objectives, take account of individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory tools.