HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

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Code
104899
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 11162 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (LM-52) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/06
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims to provide knowledge of the evolutionary processes of the main international and regional organizations of the contemporary era, highlighting progress and limits in light of historical-international events.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

This course aims to provide the necessary analytical tools to: the knowledge of the evolutionary processes of the main international and regional organizations of the contemporary period; the knowledge of the progress and limits of past and present international organizations in the light of historical-international events; the interpretation of the current international scenario thanks to the mastery of historical dynamics.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Ability to understand the complexity and versatility of international and regional organizations of the contemporary era;
  • ability to identify tools, techniques, dynamics and limits of international organizations of the contemporary era;
  • ability to interpret the current international scenario thanks to the mastery of historical dynamics.

PREREQUISITES

Basic knowledge of European history after the Vienna Congress and of the history of international relations of the 20th century.

Teaching methods

The lectures will be held on line through Teams (code n3sov8u) and Aulaweb platforms.

Students will be able to set up small working groups dedicated to deepening specific bodies or experiences of international cooperation. In this case, the last lectures will be dedicated to the presentation and discussion in class of the work of these groups.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course will address the following topics:

1) cooperation and security in 19th century Europe: the congress system and the “concert of Europe”;

2) the “first globalization” and its effects: transnational political movements, international public unions, collaboration in legal matters, the “Hague system”;

3) the Paris peace conference and the League of Nations system;

4) rise and decline of “collective security”: the political action of the League of Nations between the two wars;

5) successes and limits of socio-economic cooperation in the 20s and 30s: the ILO, the economic commissions of the League of Nations, the other experiences of economic collaboration;

6) the “internationalist” perspectives during the Second World War and the birth of the United Nations;

7) the UN system, specialized agencies and Bretton Woods organizations;

8) the UN and security problems in the cold war years;

9) notes on the European Union.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bob Reinalda, Routledge history of international organizations: from 1815 to the present day, London and New York: Routledge, 2009 [Parts I, II II, III, IV (pp. 3-120) and VI, VII, VIII, IX, X (pp. 177-443)].

Students who do not present the in-depth work during the lectures agree on a monographic part with the lecturer by contacting her via email lara.piccardo@unige.it

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Via Teams writing an e-mail to lara.piccardo@unige.it

Exam Board

LARA PICCARDO (President)

FRANCESCO PIERINI

MARIA ELEONORA GUASCONI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The lectures will be held on line through Teams (code n3sov8u) and Aulaweb platforms.

Students will be able to set up small working groups dedicated to deepening specific bodies or experiences of international cooperation. In this case, the last lectures will be dedicated to the presentation and discussion in class of the work of these groups.

LESSONS START

Tuesday 15 September 2020.

 

Monday 8.00-10.00

Tuesday 8.00-10.00

Wednesday 12.00-14.00

ORARI

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EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam on the course topics.

Assessment methods

Oral exam on the course topics.