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POLITICS OF EASTERN EUROPE

CODICE 95341
ANNO ACCADEMICO 2022/2023
CFU
  • 6 cfu al 2° anno di 11162 RELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI (LM-52) - GENOVA
  • SETTORE SCIENTIFICO DISCIPLINARE SPS/04
    SEDE
  • GENOVA
  • PERIODO 2° Semestre
    MATERIALE DIDATTICO AULAWEB

    PRESENTAZIONE

    Why are some post-communist countries more politically and economically successful than others? What can happen in the future, and what can we learn from the East European experience? This course is designed to analyze different aspects of this region: institutions, forms of government, the emergence of political parties (i.e. regionalist, populist, anit EU and so on), the processes of democratization, types of political regimes, the EU and NATO enlargement, the breakdown of the Soviet Union, Contemporary Russia from eltsin to Putin, and Putinism. 

    The course consists of three parts. The first one aims at providing students with a better comprehension of the geographical boarders and hystorical implications of the post Soviet area. The second one deals with the main effects of the democratization in Central Eastern Europe and the latter is mainly based on the legacies of the past in contemporary Russia and Central Asta politics.

    A general overview of the political role of Russia and Eastern Europe in the International order will be discussed.

    OBIETTIVI E CONTENUTI

    OBIETTIVI FORMATIVI

    Al termine del corso lo studente e in grado di: - padroneggiare i principali nodi tematici della politica nell'est europeo; - conoscere gli strumenti metodologici di analisi politologica e comparata; - sviluppare capacità di giudizio critico; - elaborare studi sui paesi dell'est in diversi periodi storici; - esporre e argomentare con lessico appropriato ricerche di carattere politologico.

    OBIETTIVI FORMATIVI (DETTAGLIO) E RISULTATI DI APPRENDIMENTO

    • Capacità di comprendere i processi storici, politici, economici e internazionali che caratterizzano l’Europa orientale;

    • consapevolezza della distinzione tra fatti e opinioni sulla storia e sulla politica dell’Europa orientale;

    • competenze nell’utilizzo di approcci metodologici diversi;

    • riflessione critica sulle domande presentate;

    • competenze per operare nel campo della cooperazione;

    • competenze nell’uso della seconda lingua.

    PREREQUISITI

    Good knowledge of the main theories of Political Science and Comparative Politics. 

    Interests in contemporary political issues in this area.

    MODALITA' DIDATTICHE

    • Beign able to discuss, understand the historical, political and economic processes of East European Politics;

    • to distinguish between facts and opinions on the politics and history of EEP;

    • good knowledge of methodological tools. 

     

    PROGRAMMA/CONTENUTO

    The course consists of different modules aiming at providing knowledge and understanding of historical, political, economic and international processes that characterize Eastern Europe.

    This course is designed to help students debating on political, hystorical and economic issues in this area. Topics include the history of the region, state-socialism and its collapse, the emergence of ethnic and religious conflict, the transitions to democracy and market economics, entry into NATO and the European Union, democratic backsliding, and Russia's conflict with Ukraine.

    The politological approach examines the politics of transition and political change in post-communist countries in their effort to establish new democratic regimes and find their place in the world. This module consists of three main parts.

    Part I focuses on the experience and nature of communist rule, to develop basic understanding of communism as an ideal, political system, and a life style.

    Part II looks at transitions, examining regional patterns of change and relating them to the 3rd and 4th waves (coloured revolutions) of democratisation globally.

    Part III discusses the issues of post-communist politics in Europe, by way of exploring the forms and quality of democracy in the new states, considering the effect of EU enlargements on the new Member States and the EU neighbours; and discussing the future of communism in the world.

    TESTI/BIBLIOGRAFIA

    Slides, readings and syllabus available in AulaWeb

    Morini M. (2020), La Russia di Putin, Bologna, il Mulino.

    DOCENTI E COMMISSIONI

    LEZIONI

    INIZIO LEZIONI

    On february 23rd, 2023.

    Orari delle lezioni

    L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

    ESAMI

    MODALITA' DI ACCERTAMENTO

    Discussion in order to verify:

    - to be precise, emprical examples, to have a good knowledge of the main topics.

    - to apply theoretical approach to empirical events.
     

    "Si consigliano gli studenti con certificazione di DSA, di
    disabilità o di altri bisogni educativi speciali di contattare sia il
    referente Prof. Aristide Canepa (aristide.canepa@unige.it), sia il
    docente, all'inizio del corso, per concordare modalità didattiche e
    d'esame che, nel rispetto degli obiettivi dell'insegnamento, tengano
    conto delle modalità di apprendimento individuali e forniscano idonei
    strumenti compensativi".

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