THE TRANSFORMATION OF INTERNATIONAL SECURITY: FROM PEACEKEEPING TO TERRORISM

THE TRANSFORMATION OF INTERNATIONAL SECURITY: FROM PEACEKEEPING TO TERRORISM

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Code
87098
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
5 credits during the 1st year of 10177 MASTER'S DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION (LM-52) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/04
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MASTER'S DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION)
semester
2° Semester
modules
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The module aims to illustrate the evolution of contemporary security, from the so-called “new wars” to the peace support operations and terrorism. The course provides the conceptual tools to better understand the transformation of international security, highlighting also practical skills for students interested in career opportunities in global affairs. 

  • Module B aims at providing basic knowledge on the transformation of contemporary security
  • Module B aims at providing a comprehensive conceptual toolkit to understand the role of actors, scenarios and security threats
  • Module B will illustrate the debate over causes and consequences of complex social phenomenon like civil wars, terrorism, multilateral peace support operations
  • The module aims to provide students the proper tools to understand the complexity of contemporary security, also through active learning and role-playing.

By attending the module and its activities the students will:

  • Describe the main features of the process of evolution of international security 
  • Identify the role and the nature of crucial actors in contemporary security 
  • Enhance proper knowledge to address vital security issues
  • Understand how theories and perspectives explain or interpret security issues like terrorism, civil wars, military operations, cyber security
  •  Understand how research centres, institutions, and other actors practically deal with security issues
  • Analyse report, scientific papers, official docs on security issues
  • Present papers and documents in the classroom, also through simulation and role-playing

Teaching methods

Teaching activities will be based also on active learning and seminars with experts on the field of security in order to foster debates and a constant involvement of students. Movies, documents, blogs, papers will be adopted. Some activities will be provided in English. 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The module illustrates:

New scenarios: The transformation of contemporary conflicts, continuity and discontinuity in the “new wars”, transnational terrorism at the time of the ISIL, civil wars (cases of Bosnia and Syria), counter-insurgency (Iraq, Afghanistan); fragile states and organized crime, military transformation in Europe; technology ad war: drones and cyber-security. Focus: the evolution of Italian defense policy

New Actors:Peace Support Operations andResponsibility to protect (R2P), Foreign Fighters and terrorists, NGOs and development cooperation. Focus: public opinion and wars.

Seminars on Italian armed forces, peace and disarmament, migration, working in International Organizations. Experts, journalists, politicians will the speakers of the seminars.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Compulsory texts

Foradori, P., Giacomello, G. (a cura di), Sicurezza globale: Le nuove minacce, (Bologna: Il Mulino, 2014), Only chapters: I (stati fragili), VI (insorgenza e controinsorgenza) e XII (tecnologia). 

Catanzaro A., Coticchia F., "Al di là dell'Arcobaleno. I movimenti pacifisti italiani tra ideologie e contro-narrazioni strategiche’”, A. Catanzaro and F.Coticchia, Milano, Vita e Pensiero (2018), Capitolo 1, paragrafo 1

Giacomello G., Badialetti, G., Manuale di Studi Strategici (Milano: Vita & Pensiero, 2012), solo IV parte.

Colombo, A., “Guerra e discontinuità nelle relazioni internazionali. Il dibattito sul declino della guerra e i suoi limiti”, Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica, 3, 2012, pp. 431-457. 

 

Texts at your choice (two for attending students, 4 for non-attending students) 

Amouyel, A., “What is Human Security?”, Revue de Sécurité Humaine / Human Security Journal– 1/2006 

Andreas, P., “The Clandestine Political Economy of War and Peace in Bosnia”, 2004, International Studies Quarterly, 48, 29-51 

Basra R. and P. R. Neumann, “Criminal Pasts, Terrorist Futures: European Jihadists and the New Crime-Terror Nexus”, Perspective on Terrorism, 10(6), 2016.

Brighi E., Chiaruzzi, M. “Per un lessico della politica: pace e Guerra”, Rivista italiana di scienza politica, XXXIX, numero 1, 2009, pp. 113-129

Byman, D. Understanding the Islamic State. International Security, 40(4), 2016:127-165.

Carati A. (a cura di), ISPI 2012 Difesa Italiana

Catanzaro A., Coticchia F., "Al di là dell'Arcobaleno. I movimenti pacifisti italiani tra ideologie e contro-narrazioni strategiche’”, A. Catanzaro and F.Coticchia, Milano, Vita e Pensiero (2018), Capitolo 3, paragrafo 2.1

Catanzaro A., Coticchia F., "Al di là dell'Arcobaleno. I movimenti pacifisti italiani tra ideologie e contro-narrazioni strategiche’”, A. Catanzaro and F.Coticchia, Milano, Vita e Pensiero (2018), Capitolo 3, paragrafo 2.2

Catanzaro A., Coticchia F., "Al di là dell'Arcobaleno. I movimenti pacifisti italiani tra ideologie e contro-narrazioni strategiche’”, A. Catanzaro and F.Coticchia, Milano, Vita e Pensiero (2018), Capitolo 3, paragrafo 2.3

Coticchia, F., “Effective strategic narratives? Italian public opinion and military operations in Iraq, Libya, and Lebanon”, Italian Political Science Review/Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica, 1, 2015, pp.1-26.

Foradori, P.,“La costruzione di un ordine democratico globale: le operazioni di peacekeeping dell'ONU e la promozione della democrazia”,Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica, 1-2007, pp. 85-112. 

Foradori, P., Giacomello, G. (a cura di), Sicurezza globale: Le nuove minacce, (Bologna: Il Mulino, 2014), il capitolo VII. 

Hegghammer, T., “The Rise of Muslim Foreign Fighters: Islam and the Globalization of Jihad”, International Security 35, pp.53-94, 2011. 

Hegghammer, T., “The Future of Jihadism in Europe: A Pessimistic View”, Perspective on Terrorism, 10(6), 2016.

Horowitz, M, Kreps, S. and Fuhrmann, M, “Separating Fact from Fiction in the Debate over Drone Proliferation” International Security, Vol. 41, No. 2 (Fall 2016),.

Klarevas, L. “The Essential Domino of Military Operations: American Public Opinion and the Use of Force”, International Studies Perspectives, 3(4), 417-437, 2002.

Sipri, Sipri Yearbook, Summary 2018

Lindsay  J.R. (2013), “Stuxnet and the Limits of Cyber Warfare”. Security Studies, Pages 365-404

 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: See the personal website of Fabrizio Coticchia. Generally, on Tuesday afternoon, by appointment  

Exam Board

ANDREA CATANZARO (President)

FABRIZIO COTICCHIA (President)

CARLOTTA STEGAGNO

CARLO MORGANTI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Teaching activities will be based also on active learning and seminars with experts on the field of security in order to foster debates and a constant involvement of students. Movies, documents, blogs, papers will be adopted. Some activities will be provided in English. 

ORARI

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THE TRANSFORMATION OF INTERNATIONAL SECURITY: FROM PEACEKEEPING TO TERRORISM

EXAMS

Exam description

Exam will be based on a written test (10 brief questions) plus an oral examination. 

Assessment methods

The written exam will assess the acquired knowledge in the field of security studies, evaluation the students’ skills in addressing specific security issues. The oral exam allows assessing the student’s capability in interpreting different security scenarios and actors.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
02/09/2020 15:00 GENOVA Orale
02/09/2020 15:00 GENOVA Orale