INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

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Code
66659
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
10 credits during the 3nd year of 8768 International and Diplomatic Sciences (L-36) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/04
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (International and Diplomatic Sciences)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims at providing the main conceptual and theoretical tools of the discipline. The basic concepts and the main theoretical approaches of International Relations will be illustrated. Both will be used to analyse the typical and recurring phenomena of Internazional Systems: wars, alliances, international institutions, international cooperation, diplomacy etc.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course has, on the one hand, the intention to give the students the main theretical tools of International Relation, and, on the other hand, to give them the opportunity to better understand the complex dynamics of international system.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The main concepts and theoretical approaches learned during  the course have to be used by the students in order to better understand the basic dynamics of the international system. Concepts such as "anarchy" or "balance of power" and the main assumptions of the theoretical branchs of the discipline should make easier the identifications of the key players of international arena and the logic of their behaviours. In particular the aims of the course is to make better intellegible phenomena such as  the causes of peace and war, the development of the internatonal coperation, the functions  of international institutions, the nuclear deterrence etc.

PREREQUISITES

The students must be able, on the one hand,  to read and understand an academic article, and, on the other hand, to unravel the complex texture of international politics.

Teaching methods

The course adopts a teaching methodology based on lectures (2 hours per each lesson), integrated with some specific seminars and workshops

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course is divede in two parts.

In the first one will be examined the main concepts of International relations (anarchy, balance of power, bipolarism and mutipolarism etc) and the assumptions of the main theoretical approaches: Realism, Idealism, Marxism, Constructivism and Feminism. On this basis the essential and crucial aspects of international arena will be analysed: wars and its causes, peace and its foundations, mechanism of alliances, international organizations and institutions, non-state actors, diplomacy and international law, foundations of international cooperation ect.

In the second part preliminary notions of "Startegic Studies" will be illustrated. It includes the presentation of some of the most remarkable strategic thinkers (from Su Tzu to v. Clausewitz) and a overview of the recent evolutions of wars: from industrial wars to asymmetric wars.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

 1) J. Ikemberry, J. Gieco, M. Mastanduno, "Introduzione alle relazioni internazionali", UTET, 2017.

2) G. Badialetti, G. Giacomello, "Manuale di studi strategici", Vita e Pensiero, 2016.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Monday: from 3 to 5 pm

Exam Board

GIAMPIERO CAMA (President)

MARA MORINI

FABIO SOZZI

ANDREA MIGNONE

FEDERICO DONELLI

FABRIZIO COTICCHIA

PEJMAN ABDOLMOHAMMADI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course adopts a teaching methodology based on lectures (2 hours per each lesson), integrated with some specific seminars and workshops

LESSONS START

Second semester

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral form

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
25/05/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
15/06/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
13/07/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
07/09/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale