HISTORY OF POLITICAL DOCTRINES

HISTORY OF POLITICAL DOCTRINES

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Code
57031
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
10 credits during the 1st year of 8776 POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION (L-16) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/02
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION)
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course presents the outlines of the History of Political Thought from Ancient times to the state being contemporary. The analysis of the most remarkable authors on political power, its characteristics and forms will be examined in depth. They will be studied through a historical and problematic contextualization. Therefore, the history of the debate on politics will be reconstructed by stressing its links to the socio-political contexts and its ideological implications.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at allowing students to know and to comprehend the crucial elements of the History of Political Thought in the period that spans from the Ancient times till the 20th century, through the contextualization and the analysis of the more significan theories.

Teaching methods

Traditional lectures

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1) Politics in ancient Greece

2) Socrates

3) Plato

4) Aristotle

5) Cicero

6) Religion and politics: Christianity

7) Augustine of Hippo

8)Thomas Aquinas

9) Dante, Marsilius

10) Machiavelli

11) Bodin, Suarez

12) The “ragion di Stato”

13) Hobbes

14) Spinoza

15) Locke

16) Vico

17) Montesquieu

18) Rousseau

19) Hume e Smith

20) The Federalist Papers

21) Burke

22) Kant

23) Hegel

24) Owen

25) Saint-Simon

26) Constant

27) Tocqueville

28) Rosmini

29) Mazzini

30) Proudhon

31) Marx, Engels

32) Stuart Mill

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Suggested readings

- M. D’ADDIO, Storia delle dottrine politiche, Genova, ECIG, 2002.

- C. MORGANTI, Comunità e Stato, Europa e Occidente. La politica secondo Guardini, Firenze, Centro Editoriale Toscano, (in corso di stampa).

Students who do not attend the course must study one of these supplementary texts:

- A. CATANZARO - S. LAGI (a cura di), Monisms and Pluralisms in the History of Political Thought, Edizioni Epoké, Novi Ligure (AL), 2016.

- F. FALCHI, Giuseppe Mazzini: la democrazia europea e i diritti delle donne, Firenze, Centro Editoriale Toscano, 2011. 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Wednesdays 3-5 p.m. at Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche (DISPO) Piazzale E- Brignole 3 a, Torre centrale (3rd floor)

Exam Board

ANDREA CATANZARO (President)

CARLO MORGANTI

ALBERTO DE SANCTIS

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Traditional lectures

LESSONS START

Second semester

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam

Assessment methods

The exam is aimed at assessing the acquired skills by the student in analysing political ideas and political theories from a critical perspective and in using them in comprehending contemporary world politics.