corso

Numero di crediti :6

Semestre : 2° semestre

Cooperation and social democracy

Numero di crediti :6

Tipologia corso:corso

lingua: inglese

Data inizio corso: Tuesday, 27 August, 2019

Semestre : 2° semestre

Iscrizione al corso : Closed
Docenti:
Obiettivi formativi:

The aim of the course is providing the students with a good knowledge of social democracy as an international actor and factor in the XX century, especially concerning how it tried to render its model of society (a socialist but gradual and democratic reform of capitalism) coherent with international Cooperation. The chronological context will be the XX century especially its second half, and the present post-cold war transformations.
A direct knowledge of specific projects, problems and innovations in the field of international Cooperation will also be provided, especially through the contact with international institutions, experts and scholars

Contenuto e articolazione del corso:

Syllabus:

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
Texts:
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 provided. 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 reccommended 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.

Conoscenze e competenze che saranno acquisite:

See above obbiettivi formativi

Prerequisiti ed eventuali propedeuticità:
Modalità di valutazione dell'apprendimento e prova d'esame:

A non-mandatory written final test will consist of two Hours and five questions among which they will have to choose three. Answers will have to be around 300-400 words. The written test will take place at the end of the course and won’t be compulsory, nonetheless, having taken the test with positive outcome will imply a positive impact in final grading. Moreover, having taken the written test will imply a shortened oral test.
The oral test will be compulsory for all students, and will take place later. This test will consist of a discursive check of the written test for the students who took the written test. Only in case of unconvincing response the oral test will last as long as for the students not having taken the written test.
- In both tests students will have to include the single research assignments carried out during the course

The methodological procedure reccomended for every test and assignment will be the following:
1) Periodization:
a) Chronological frame
b) Conceptual frame (why we choose some events or social relations as the beginning and end of a certain period/chain of events/transformations)
2) Concise reconstruction of facts, social relations main problems and/or changes or personalities) within this certain frame
a) Concise reconstruction of causes and effects of the observed phenomena
3) Analysis: further and deeper evaluation of the cause/effects in the observed phenomena
a) Opinion

A chi è rivolto il corso:

Majoring students

Come ottenere la tesi:

Contact professor Paolo Borioni

Metodi didattici:

The bulk of the the course will consist of traditional teaching, albeit visual material, Pp presentations and seminars carried out by experts and scholars will be used. Common readings of sources and other texts will be used often as a way of rendering the students acquainted with the complexity of the texts themselves, as well as in order to provide the students with the necessary tools to read the texts on their own.
As to the rest, please see in “obbiettivi formativi”

Modalità di valutazione della frequenza:

Participation to lessons and active participation to workshops, research assignments and to the related discussions will be a factor of positive evaluation (see above: “obbiettivi formativi” and “modalità di svolgimento”)

Testi d'esame:

The texts used for the course will be selected out of the following papers or books. The following texts may though be changed with newer and more updated versions

Hans Mouritzen, The Nordic Model as a Foreign Policy Instrument: Its Rise and Fall, "Journal of Peace Research"
Vol. 32, No. 1 (Feb., 1995), pp. 9-21

Plus, For background

E. Hobsbawn, The Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century, 1914-1991, Michael Joseph (UK)/Vintage Books (U.S.), 1994

Talcot Imlay, The practice of socialist internationalism, Oxford UP

S. Moyn, Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World
Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 2018

CHRISTINE AGIUS,(2006), The social construction of Swedish neutrality, Challenges to Swedish identity and sovereignty, Manchester University Press MANCHESTER AND NEW YORK, pp. 10-188

Carl Marklund (Institute of Contemporary History, Södertörn University, Stockholm), Sweden Double Loyalties? Small-State Solidarity and the Debates on New International Economic Order (NIEO) in Sweden During the Long 1970s, (unpublished paper)

Dr. Darshi Thoradeniya (Dept. of History
University of Colombo), Swedish Development aid in post 1977 Sri Lanka (unpublished paper)

Törnquist, O. and Harriss J. with Chandhoke, and N, Engelstad, F, (eds.) (2016) Reinventing Social Democratic Development – Insights from Indian and Scandinavian Comparisons Copenhagen: NIAS books; New Delhi: Manohar.

Stokke, K. and Törnquist, O. (eds.) (2013). Democratisation in the Global South: The Importance of Transformative Politics. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Bernd Rother, Klaus Larres (eds), Willy Brandt and International Relations: Europe, the USA and Latin America,

S. Moyn, Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World
Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 2018

Materiali del corso: