HISTORY OF PARTIES AND POLITICAL MOVEMENTS IN EUROPE

HISTORY OF PARTIES AND POLITICAL MOVEMENTS IN EUROPE

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Code
49182
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 10177 MASTER'S DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION (LM-52) GENOVA

4 credits during the 1st year of 8772 ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICIES (LM-63) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-STO/04
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MASTER'S DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Since the second half of the 19th century, and even more since the first decades of the 20th century, political parties have been the main tool for citizen participation in political life. Therefore, the 20th century was, in many respects, the century of the parties: consequently knowing their history, programs, leaders, organization and methods of propaganda is indispensable for the understanding of the years comprised between World War I and the end of the Cold War.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to provide students with a general overview on the history of political parties and political movements in Italy and Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries, whose history will be examined in reference both to the great political families (liberal, socialist, communist, Catholic, fascist, etc.) and, more generally, to the evolution of the international context.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Provide the students with the analytical tools which are fundamental to understand the political processes that characterize contemporary history; allow the students to orient themselves in this area in the panorama of historiography; encourage a critical approach to events between past and present.

Teaching methods

The course includes 18 two-hour lectures; during the lectures slides will be projected, documents distributed, discussions organized. Attending students will also present an individual research on issues that will be indicated in class.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course is divided into two parts: a general part, which aims to trace the fundamental features of the genesis, development and transformation of political parties and movements in Italy and in Europe between 19th and 20th centuries, and a specific section dedicated to training and prospects of European parties (EPP, ESP, SE, ALDE, Greens, etc.), as well as the role played by the movements for European unity in the EU integration process.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Recommended readings: Galli, Giorgio, I partiti europei: storia e prospettive dal 1649 a oggi, Baldini Castoldi Dalai, 2008 (the part to be studied should be agreed with the lecturers); Levi, Guido e Sozzi, Fabio (eds.), Unione politica in progress. Partiti e gruppi parlamentari europei 1953-2014, Cedam, 2015.

Non-attending students are asked to study also one of the following books: Ignazi, Piero, I partiti in Italia dal 1945 al 2018, Il Mulino, 2018; Levi, Guido and Preda, Daniela (eds.), Euroscepticisms. Resistance and Opposition to the European Community/European Union, Il Mulino, 2018 (the parts to be studied should be agreed with the lecturers); Mair, Peter, Governare il vuoto. La fine della democrazia dei partiti, Rubbettino, 2015; Preda, Daniela (ed.), Altiero Spinelli e i movimenti per l'unità europea, Cedam, 2010; Ridolfi, Maurizio, Italia a colori. Storia delle passioni politiche dalla caduta del fascismo a oggi, Le Monnier, 2015; Tolomelli, Marica, L’Italia dei movimenti. Politica e società nella Prima Repubblica, Carocci, 2015; Toscano, Emanuele, Il movimento alterglobal in Europa: soggettività e costruzione di alternative. Una comparazione tra Italia, Francia e Inghilterra, Aracne, 2018.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Tuesday and Thursday, 10.00-12.00.

Exam Board

GUIDO LEVI (President)

ANGELICA RADICCHI

DANIELA PREDA

LARA PICCARDO

GIORGIO GRIMALDI

MARIA ELEONORA GUASCONI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course includes 18 two-hour lectures; during the lectures slides will be projected, documents distributed, discussions organized. Attending students will also present an individual research on issues that will be indicated in class.

LESSONS START

Tuesday 8 October

ORARI

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HISTORY OF PARTIES AND POLITICAL MOVEMENTS IN EUROPE

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam consists of an oral test, which lasts 20-30 minutes, in order to assess the level of knowledge of the subject acquired by the student. The Commission is chaired by the lecturer.

Assessment methods

(As the previous section).

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
16/06/2020 11:00 GENOVA Orale
14/07/2020 11:00 GENOVA Orale
10/09/2020 11:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

The lecturer is available for further clarification about program and exams in the office days. Worker students can request an appointment at another time.