GEOPOLITICS

GEOPOLITICS

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Code
94684
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 8459 History (L-42) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-GGR/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (History)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims at reconstructing the link between geographical theory and political practice, highlighting the changes in the meaning of geographical space, induced by the evolution of Western political and cultural structure

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at reconstructing the link between geographical disciplines and reflections on the phenomenon of power. In particular, we will highlight the methods by which the description of physical and anthropic space relates to the transmission of concepts and images that constitute the Western geopolitical consciousness.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The main objective of the course is to understand the relationship between space representation (both cartographic and textual) and the exercise of power, the primary role of geography in the formation of collective identity, the relationship between geography and the cultural system.At the end of the course the student will have the necessary knowledge to recognize within the theory and the descriptive practice the elements that make the geographic image a social construction.

Teaching methods

Discussion and analysis of the main topics related to the history of geopolitics

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Historical relationship between geographical practice and power. Deconstruction of cartographic representation and analysis of the concepts of political geography

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

I. TALIA- V.AMATO, Scenari e mutamenti geopolitici: competizione e egemonia nei grandi spazi, Bologna, Pátron ed., 2015

E. BORIA, Carte come armi, Nuova Cultura, 2012

Limes. Rivista italiana di geopolitica (un numero a scelta dell'annata 2016 o 2017)

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Thursday 9 - 11 ( DAFIST- via Balbi 2 ; III floor)

Exam Board

CARLA PAMPALONI (President)

CHIARA VANGELISTA

GIUSEPPE ROCCA

ALESSANDRO CARASSALE

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Discussion and analysis of the main topics related to the history of geopolitics

LESSONS START

September 18th

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam

Assessment methods

The examination will verify the mastery of the decoding tools of the historical relationship between geography and power. The critical thinking skills on the effects derived from the historical role of geography in the formation of collective identity and cultural system and on its function as a social product will also be assessed.