History of Treaties and International Politics

A.Y. 2015/2016
Lesson for
6
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
SPS/06
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
This course offers a critical survey of Italian foreign policy, based on the analysis of its main characteristics and turning points since the accomplishment of unification. Principal aims of the course are to provide students with the fundamental instruments to apply knowledge acquired reading the main literature available on this matter, giving in the meanwhile deeper insights into the recent historical debate, and enabling them to focus on the decisions made by Italian governments at some key moments, understand their reasons and check their consistency with national interests and compatibility with the international context. Other fundamental goal is to help students understand the main trajectories and guidelines which define Italy's participation in the international community and single out the continuity/discontinuity elements characterizing this country's decision-making and diplomatic processes. Last, but not least, this course intends to make students familiar with the critical skills required to assess Italy's so-called congenital faults, namely: anachronism, overestimation of the country's international role, subservience to "the big ally", "presence syndrome", primacy of domestic policies and interests, lack of clarity over ultimate foreign policy aims and inconsistency between means and goals.

Course structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Yes
Responsible
Unità didattica 1
SPS/06 - HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unità didattica 2
SPS/06 - HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Unità didattica 1
Syllabus
Foreign students who want to prepare finals studying in other books (e.g. in English or French) will receive further informations at the beginning of the course
Unità didattica 2
Syllabus
Foreign students who want to prepare finals studying in other books (e.g. in English or French) will receive further informations at the beginning of the course
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Unità didattica 1
Syllabus
We strongly suggest attendance of this course; if not, students must refer to the list of booktexts provided for attending students or to ask the teacher
Unità didattica 2
Syllabus
We strongly suggest attendance of this course; if not, students must refer to the list of booktexts provided for attending students or to ask the teacher
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