Geopolitics of the Contemporary International System

A.Y. 2015/2016
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
SPS/04
Language
English
Learning objectives
The course aims at providing its students with an advanced and comprehensive understanding of the contemporary international system. In particular, the course focuses on the geopolitical transformation of international politics, with special emphasis on the changing relationship among global and regional dynamics.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First trimester
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Course syllabus
The first part analyses the fundamental features of the contemporary international system. Particular emphasis will be put on the ongoing transformation of the relationship between the global structure and regional dynamics, and its impact on political conflicts, war, and international institutions.
Drawing on such basic factors as the distribution of power, cultural homogeneity and heterogeneity, and the degree of institutionalization, the second part provides a comparative analysis of some of the regional systems which make up the current international system.
The third part shift its attention to single actors, by changing the level of analysis. In particular, it examines how the geopolitical transformation of the international system affects the foreign policy of the US, Nato, EU and Italy.
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Course syllabus
The first part analyses the fundamental features of the contemporary international system. Particular emphasis will be put on the ongoing transformation of the relationship between the global structure and regional dynamics, and its impact on political conflicts, war, and international institutions.
Drawing on such basic factors as the distribution of power, cultural homogeneity and heterogeneity, and the degree of institutionalization, the second part provides a comparative analysis of some of the regional systems which make up the current international system.
The third part shift its attention to single actors, by changing the level of analysis. In particular, it examines how the geopolitical transformation of the international system affects the foreign policy of the US, Nato, EU and Italy.
SPS/04 - POLITICAL SCIENCE - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours
Professor: Colombo Alessandro
Professor(s)