HISTORY OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION

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Code
75386
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 11162 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (LM-52) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-STO/04
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course is intended to promote the knowledge of both historical facts and theories which inspired projects leading to the early attempts at unifying Europe.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

At the end of the course the student is able to:

- know the historical processes that led to the first attempts at European unification, the theoretical principles underlying them, the initiatives of movements, parties, political, economic and social forces in favor of continental unity from the second post-war period to the present day;

- be aware of the historical dimension of the reality of the European Union and its possible evolutions;

- understand the historiography and sources of European integration;

- develop in-depth papers on specific topics.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide the student with:

* In-depth historical notions about the history of European integration from 1945 to present

* Notes on the history of the idea of ​​Europe

* Direct knowledge of documentary and oral sources on the history of European integration

* Knowledge of different historiographic trends on the subject

* The ability to apply a methodology that allows the student to prepare and present specific papers, based on an individual search on historical sources

* Appropriate tools to analyze and understand the complexity of the European Union, between national efforts and supranational integration, that can be practically used to prepare dossiers with innovative proposals on topical issues

TEACHING METHODS

The lessons are frontal.

Students could be involved in the simulation of a meeting of an EU institution or a European supranational body.

During the course, thematic seminars on topical issues of the European integration process will be organized and recommended.

Unless different indication due to the evolution of the health situation, the course will take place in a traditional way (in classroom).

To access, students must follow the rules indicated by the University:

- reserve a seat in the classroom on the website https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti; when booking you will also be asked for a declaration of absence of symptoms and close contacts with positives;

- access the spaces with Greenpass and equipped with a surgical mask, keeping the distance;

- follow the instructions of the reception staff;

- always keep the same place in the classroom with the mask on, frequently sanitize your hands, do not crowd into common areas and bathrooms.

For those who cannot book a seat in the classroom, it is possible to follow the lessons through Teams.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Syllabus

Roots of Europe. A moving Europe

The idea of ​​Europe in the history

The turning point of the end of 700

Characters and major figures of nineteenth-century Europeanism

The First World War and the Society of Nations. Einaudi's criticism at SdN

Projects, movements, ideas of European unification in Europe between the two wars

The Briand Plan

The Franco-British Union Monnet project

Europe's idea and European constitution projects in the Second World War and in the post-war period

The movements for the European unity

Europe at the start of the Cold War

Strategies for European unification

Jean Monnet and Altiero Spinelli

The American attitude towards European unification: from the period between the two wars to the Marshall Plan

The OEEC

The Brussels Pact

The Hague Congress

The Council of Europe

The Schuman Plan

The ECSC

The CED

The founding fathers of Europe: Alcide De Gasperi, Konrad Adenauer, Robert Schuman, Paul-Henri Spaak

Article 38 of the CED and the draft European Community Policy

The Ad Hoc Assembly

From the fall of the CED to the WEU

The Treaties of Rome
The common agricultural policy

Italy in the EEC and its entry into EMS: 1958-1978

De Gaulle's European policy. The Fouchet Plans and the empty chair crisis

Kennedy's proposal of equal partnership of July 1962

Europe in the late 1960s and early 1970s and the international context

The enlargements of the EEC / EU

The crisis of the Bretton Woods system

The Hague Conference and the re-launch of the integration process: completion, enlargement, deepening

The first monetary unification projects. The Werner Plan

The Money Serpent

EMS

From direct EP elections to the Spinelli project

The European Single Act

The Treaty of Maastricht and the constitutional last twenty years

Italy's entry into monetary union

The Treaty of Nice

The Laeken Declaration and the Constitutional Treaty

The Treaty of Lisbon

The Euroscepticism

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Recommended texts:

- U. MORELLI, Storia dell’integrazione europea, Milano, Guerini, 2011

- D. PREDA, Alcide De Gasperi: European Founding Father, Brussels, Peter Lang, 2017

And:

- Corrado Malandrino, Stefano Quirico, L’idea di Europa. Storie e prospettive, Carocci, 2020

Non-attending students must also report on one of the following volumes:

  • Matteo Antonio Napolitano, Verso l’Europa unita. Il percorso politico-istituzionale di Giulio Bergmann, Roma, Aracne, 2020.

    Francesco Bonini, Sandro Guerrieri (a cura di), Le Costituzioni degli altri. La Carta italiana in un quadro globale

    Lara Piccardo, Dalla Patria all’Umanità. L’Europa di Giuseppe Mazzini, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2020

    Giorgio Grimaldi, I Verdi italiani e l’Europa. Il Sole che ride dagli albori all’azione nel Parlamento europeo (1978-2009), Bologna, Il Mulino, 2020

    Giorgio Grimaldi, I Verdi in Germania. L’ecologia in politica dai movimenti all’Europa, Pavia, Collana del Jean Monnet Interregional Centre of Excellence, 2020

    Raffaella Cinquanta, Partigiani di tutta Europa, unitevi!”. L’ideale dell’Europa unita nelle riviste clandestine della Resistenza italiana, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2020

    Euroscepticisms. Resistance and Opposition to the European Community/European Union, a cura di Guido Levi e Daniela Preda, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2018

    Daniela Preda, Alcide De Gasperi: European Founding Father, Brussels, Peter Lang, 2017

    Guido Levi, L’europeismo ai tempi della Costituente, Padova, Cedam, 2020

Erasmus students will have to submit a detailed report on a theme of their choice and report on one of the following volumes:

U. MORELLI, L’Unione europea. Storia, istituzioni, politiche, Loescher 2007

S. PISTONE, L'integrazione europea. Uno schizzo storico, UTET, 1999.

W. LOTH, Building Europe, a history of European integration, Berlin, de Gruyter, 2015

M. T. BITSCH, Histoire de la construction européenne, Ed. Complexe, 1999.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

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

Office hours: Lara Piccardo: by appointment at the DISPO (lara.piccardo@unige.it). Daniela Preda: Tuesday 14-17 and by appointment at the DISPO.

Exam Board

DANIELA PREDA (President)

LARA PICCARDO

MARIA ELEONORA GUASCONI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The lessons are frontal.

Students could be involved in the simulation of a meeting of an EU institution or a European supranational body.

During the course, thematic seminars on topical issues of the European integration process will be organized and recommended.

Unless different indication due to the evolution of the health situation, the course will take place in a traditional way (in classroom).

To access, students must follow the rules indicated by the University:

- reserve a seat in the classroom on the website https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti; when booking you will also be asked for a declaration of absence of symptoms and close contacts with positives;

- access the spaces with Greenpass and equipped with a surgical mask, keeping the distance;

- follow the instructions of the reception staff;

- always keep the same place in the classroom with the mask on, frequently sanitize your hands, do not crowd into common areas and bathrooms.

For those who cannot book a seat in the classroom, it is possible to follow the lessons through Teams.

LESSONS START

II semester, February/March 2022.

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam aims to ascertain the adequate knowledge of the topics covered by the course and its duration varies, modulating with respect to individual cases, in order to allow such verification. The exam is oral and includes questions on both the institutional and the monographic part. Students attending the course will prepare dossiers and present oral reports, which will be included in the overall evaluation. Non-attending students will have to deepen a theme chosen by reading a volume among those published on aulaweb

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The Commission is designated by the Department Council and chaired by the course professor. The evaluation is based mainly on the knowledge of the subject, but also on the quality of the exposure, the correct use of the specialized lexicon and the critical reasoning ability on the study carried out.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
14/12/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale Prof.ssa Piccardo
16/12/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale Prof.ssa Preda
11/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale Prof.ssa Piccardo
18/01/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale Prof.ssa Preda
25/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale Prof.ssa Piccardo
08/02/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale Prof.ssa Preda
24/05/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale Prof.ssa Piccardo
26/05/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale Prof.ssa Preda
14/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale Prof.ssa Piccardo
16/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale Prof.ssa Preda
12/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale Prof.ssa Piccardo
14/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale Prof.ssa Preda
06/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale Prof.ssa Piccardo
08/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale Prof.ssa Preda