First week: definition of the course and of Social democracy as an international actor
Second week further definition of social democratic social and political model
Texts for the first two weeks
Several PP slides and some text among which “Democratic socialism means solidarity” by Swedish Sap (1972); “World peace, super powers and national independence” by O. Palme (1978);
Third week: Introduction to Moyn, Not enough. Further discussions and texts concerning Social democracy socio-political models and social democracy as an international actor.
Presentations of students’ assignments in class possible from now on
Reading of the last chapter/conclusions in Moyn; several papers and documents such as “The new programme of the Spö”, Austrian social democracy (1978); Olof Palme lecture at Harvard University on Full Emoloyment (1984)
Fourth to fifth week: analysis and reading of “The social construction of Swedish neutrality”
Texts: Agius, The social construction of Swedish neutrality
April: Every week will be devoted to further reading/discussions of Moyn (one day) and Willy Brandt and International Relations: Europe, the USA and Latin America, 1974-1992 (second day)
Besides: presentations and discussions in class.
Additional lessons by Dr. P. Marinucci (the political philosophy of Human rights in Moyn’s text); Dr. D. Romano, Willy Brandt and the North-Sputh commission.
Texts: B. Rother, K. Larres, Willy Brandt and International Relations: Europe, the USA and Latin America, 1974-1992; S. Moyn, Not enough; D. Thorsdeniya, Swedish development aid in post 1977 Sri Lanka; C. Marklund, Double loyalties?, Small-state solidarity in the Debates on New Internationl Economic Order in Sweden during the long 1970ies.
In the course of the month and until the end of the course special lectures will also be provided during the lessons and/or debates among experts will be provide. Confirmed so far: Friedrich Ebert foundation on German social democratic cooperation;
Further proposals concerning the course can be discussed and considered.
Final test: a written (strongly recommended but non-mandatory) text in class, last day (choice of three questions out of five provided, resulting in 3 medium texts (about 400 words each) to be written in 2 hours time)
First result communicated to the students: good, fair, to be improved
Oral exam: discussion of the written test to begin with the first available slot in Infostud system.
Final grade: combination of the result from the written test (weighed 50%) and the oral exam (weighed 40%). Activity and presentation in class also included in the final grade (weighed 10%)
Oral exam for students not taking the written exam: all the mandatory texts
Oral exam for students not attending class courses: one compulsory extra text to be agreed (see for example below)
Mandatory texts for the exams:
S. Moyn, Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World
C. Agius, The social construction of Swedish neutrality
B. Rother, K. Larres, Willy Brandt and International Relations: Europe, the USA and Latin America, 1974-1992
D. Thorsdeniya, Swedish development aid in post 1977 Sri Lanka; C. Marklund, Double loyalties?, Small-state solidarity in the Debates on New Internationl Economic Order in Sweden during the long 1970ies
Relevant and profitable use of interconnections and quotes from other texts used during the course will be positively valued. The same goes for other texts the students may find useful.