CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THOUGHT

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Code
104970
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 11161 ADMINISTRATIVE AND POLITICAL SCIENCES (L-16) GENOVA

8 credits during the 3nd year of 8776 POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION (L-16) GENOVA

8 credits during the 3nd year of 8776 POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION (L-36) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/02
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ADMINISTRATIVE AND POLITICAL SCIENCES)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course explores the main problems of contemporary political-philosophical debate, deepening the origins and developments of the distinction between right and left. The various authors and ideological currents examined contribute to drawing a path that, in recent times, leads to the contrast between individuality and community, between modernity and nostalgia for identity, in a new form of political conflict in which equality and difference return to play the lion's share.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, the student will have acquired the ability to critically interpret the debate on the most relevant aspects of politics and to infer elements of continuity and discontinuity with current affairs.

TEACHING METHODS

Unless otherwise specified due to the evolution of the health situation, the course will take place in the traditional (presential) mode.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Compulsory readings:

C. GALLI – E. GREBLO – S. MEZZADRA (eds.), Il pensiero politico contemporaneo: il Novecento e l’età globale, il Mulino, 2011.

alternatively

C. GALLI – E. GREBLO – S. MEZZADRA (eds.), Il pensiero politico del Novecento, il Mulino, Bologna, 2005.

 

At students' choice (one book for those who attend the course; two for those who do not):

A. CATANZARO – A. de SANCTIS – C. MORGANTI (eds.), Un’altra democrazia? La democrazia diretta e le sue declinazioni, Edizioni ETS (in printing).

C. ALTINI (ed.), Democrazia. Storia e teoria di una esperienza filosofica e politica, il Mulino, Bologna, 2011.

M. VENEZIANI, La cultura della destra, Laterza, 2007.

M. REVELLI, Populismo 2.0, Giulio Einaudi Editore, 2017.

M. REVELLI, La sinistra sociale. Oltre la civiltà del lavoro, Bollati Boringhieri, 1997.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: Thursday 2-4 p.m. at Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche (DISPO) Piazzale E. Brignole 3 a, Torre centrale (4th floor). Until otherwise notified, office hours will take place online via Teams (code: tz7ou3u). If there are any problems with the date and time, please contact the teacher by email to arrange an appointment.

Exam Board

ANDREA CATANZARO (President)

ALBERTO DE SANCTIS (President)

CARLO MORGANTI

STEFANO PARODI

DAVIDE SUIN

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Unless otherwise specified due to the evolution of the health situation, the course will take place in the traditional (presential) mode.

LESSONS START

Second semester

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

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

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
27/05/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
17/06/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
15/07/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale