History of international relations

A.Y. 2019/2020
Lesson for
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
SPS/06
Language
English
Learning objectives
This class intends to analyze the organization and development of international relations during the whole 20th century. Special attention will be given to the system of political and military alliances but also to the economic mechanisms and the pressure of public opinion and the evolution of related mentalities. The main focus will be on the several attempts to create a "world order", during and after WWII, with particular attention to the Cold War era intended as a pericentric confrontation not limited to Europe only. This course intends to offer an up to date lecture to understand the contemporary world in its dialectic struggle between globalization and attempts to drive this process.

Course structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Yes
Responsible
SPS/06 - HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours
Professor: Graglia Piero
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Syllabus
The Versailles conference and the emergence of an untold Cold War between two worlds: capitalism vs. socialism; the vision of Woodrow Wilson and the vision of Vladimir Lenin; Africa and the consequences of WWI; totalitarian regimes in Europe and political isolation in America; South America during the 30s, the other world; Germany and Italy: a comparison in methods and aims; the road to Munich and the emergence of WWII; Roosevelt and his Gran Desing compared with Great Britain's aims; from 1945 to 1948: the Cold War; Germany and a constructed peace; Japan, East Asia and China; Truman, Stalin and their many enemies; The beginning of the European economic integration process; Decolonization: Asia and Africa; South America and its particularity; XXth Century and beyond after the 70s.
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Syllabus
The Versailles conference and the emergence of an untold Cold War between two worlds: capitalism vs. socialism; the vision of Woodrow Wilson and the vision of Vladimir Lenin; Africa and the consequences of WWI; totalitarian regimes in Europe and political isolation in America; South America during the 30s, the other world; Germany and Italy: a comparison in methods and aims; the road to Munich and the emergence of WWII; Roosevelt and his Gran Desing compared with Great Britain's aims; from 1945 to 1948: the Cold War; Germany and a constructed peace; Japan, East Asia and China; Truman, Stalin and their many enemies; The beginning of the European economic integration process; Decolonization: Asia and Africa; South America and its particularity; XXth Century and beyond after the 70s.
Lesson period
Third trimester
Lesson period
Third trimester
Assessment methods
Esame
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
Professor(s)
Reception:
Office hours: Thursdays from 10,30 AM to 1,30 PM
Via Conservatorio 7, 20122 Milano - Room 21, 3rd floor