Numero di crediti :9
Settore scientifico disciplinare : M-STO/03
Numero di crediti :9
Data inizio corso: Friday, 21 September, 2018Semestre : 1° semestre
The aim of the course is to provide the basic knowledge for the analysis and understanding of the evolution of the international political system since the 1840s, focusing on colonialism, decolonization, and globalization. Through the study of these topics students will be able to acquire the knowledge and the interpretative skills necessary to understand the main dynamics of history of international relations and the globalization process. The inclusion of on-going audits in the form of short presentations and discussions by the students will also provide the necessary critical elements and a concrete capacity for analysis.
The main task of the course is to establish an overall description of contemporary history and globalization with the necessary analytical skills for the main themes of the twentieth century. The course will examine in particular the development of the current international context through insights focused on the phases of colonization, decolonization and globalization. Special attention will be paid to the international system and international organizations.
The course aims to provide an overview of contemporary history in a global perspective with particular attention to colonialism, decolonization and globalization, identifying the central elements of some of the most significant political and social dynamics of the present day world. Specific seminars will be included. T
None. Basic knowledge of modern history
Oral lessons. The students will be invited to write and discuss short papers as well.
To be discussed with professor
The course will examine in particular the development of the current international context through insights focused on the phases of colonization, decolonization and globalization processes. Particular attention will be dedicated to the international system and history of China in recent decades.
Specific seminars will be included as well.
R. Betts, The false dawn: European imperialism in the nineteenth century,University of Minnesota press 1975
R. Betts, Decolonization, Routledge 2004
Students not attending at lessons should study also (choose among the following books):
J. Osterhammel and N.P. Petersson, Globalization: a short history, Princeton University Press, 2005