History of political institutions

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
SPS/03
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to explain the history, along general lines, of the development of European institutions from the medieval age to the contemporary age and to provide the lexical and conceptual tools specific to the discipline.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the course the student will have acquired knowledge on the development of European institutions from the Middle Ages to the contemporary age. They will also be able to place events and protagonists in their respective chronological and geographical contexts.
The student will be able to use appropriate language tools, useful to express in a clear and effective form the peculiar concepts and the main themes of the discipline. They will be able to read critically historiographical works and use the main tools, including digital tools, for the research and analysis of sources. These skills will be acquired through a direct and continuous meeting with the instructor in the classroom. The discussion around the proposed sources, which will take place from time to time, will be an essential moment of critical reflection and methodological learning. Participation in meetings and seminars organized within the Department of Historical Studies will also be of great importance for this purpose. Students opting not to attend the lessons will be able to make use of the educational tools provided by the instructor on Ariel, deepen their knowledge of main topics through special readings with the agreement with the instructor, and contact the instructor during office hours.
Course syllabus and organization

Edizione I semestre

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021-22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
Title of the course: Institutions and Society from theend of the 18th Century to the 21st Century. Italy in the European Context
Part 1: The Legacy of the Ancien Régime and the Nineteenth-Century State
Part 2: The First Half of the 20th Century. Institutions between Democracy and Totalitarianism.
Part 3: From the Secobd Half of 20th Century to the Present Day. Institutions and Social State
Prerequisites for admission
Deep knowledge of the european history from the end of XVIII century to the present day
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes is strongly recommended although not compulsory. The teaching aimed primarily at the acquisition of knowledge, competence and specific language of the subject. Discussion with the teacher in the classroom is integrant part of the didactic method and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the capacity to apply the acquired competence and knowledge.
The teaching is based on didactic and multimedia material.
Teaching Resources
- Attending Students 9 CFU) and 6 CFU
1. Lecture notes and suggested readings
2. Knowledge of one of the following volumes
G. Melis, Storia dell'amministrazione italiana, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2020;
G. Astuto, Le istituzioni politiche italiane. Da Cavour al dibattito contemporaneo, Roma, Carocci editore, 2016;
M. Meriggi, L. Tedoldi (a cura di), Storia delle istituzioni politiche. Dall'antico regime all'era globale, Roma, Carocci editore, 2014.
3.
if 9 CFU: two of the following volumes
if 6 CFU: one of the following volumes
M. S. Corciulo, Percorsi di storia istituzionale europea (sec. XIII-XIX), Roma, La Sapienza, 2008;
M. Meriggi, Gli Stati italiani prima dell'Unità. Una storia istituzionale, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2011;
P. Costa, Civitas. Storia della cittadinanza in Europa, vol. IV, L'età dei totalitarismi e della democrazia, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2001, capp. I; III; IV.
S. Cassese, Governare gli italiani. Storia dello Stato, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2019.
G. Melis, La macchina imperfetta. Immagine e realtà dello Stato fascista, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2018
F. Rugge (a cura di), I regimi della città. Il governo municipale in Europa tra '800 e '900, Milano, Franco Angeli, 1992;
P. Aimo, Stato e poteri locali in Italia, Roma, Carocci, 2010;
M. Minesso, ed., Welfare Policies in Switzerland and Italy. Institutions, Motherhood, Family and Work in the 19th-20th Centuries, Berlin, Peter Lang, 2021, capp. I, II, III;
M. Minesso, Madri, Figli, Welfare. Istituzioni e politiche dall'Italia liberale ai giorni nostri, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2015;
P. Craveri, A. Varsori (a cura di), L'Italia nella costruzione europea. Un bilancio storico (1957-2007), Milano, Franco Angeli, 2009.

Non-attending Students 9 CFU and 6 CFU:
1. . Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
G. Melis, Storia dell'amministrazione italiana, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2020;
G. Astuto, Le istituzioni politiche italiane. Da Cavour al dibattito contemporaneo, Roma, Carocci, 2016
M. Meriggi, L. Tedoldi (a cura di), Storia delle istituzioni politiche. Dall'antico regime all'era globale, Roma, Carocci editore, 2014
2.
if 9 CFU: three of the following volumes
if 6 CFU: two of the following volumes
M. S. Corciulo, Percorsi di storia istituzionale europea (sec. XIII-XIX), Roma, La Sapienza, 2008;
M. Meriggi, Gli Stati italiani prima dell'Unità. Una storia istituzionale, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2011;
P. Costa, Civitas. Storia della cittadinanza in Europa, vol. IV, L'età dei totalitarismi e della democrazia, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2001, capp. I. III.IV.
S. Cassese, Governare gli italiani. Storia dello Stato, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2019.
G. Melis, La macchina imperfetta. Immagine e realtà dello Stato fascista, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2018
F. Rugge (a cura di), I regimi della città. Il governo municipale in Europa tra '800 e '900, Milano, Franco Angeli, 1992;
P. Aimo, Stato e poteri locali in Italia, Roma, Carocci, 2010
M. Minesso, ed.,Welfare Policies in Switzerland and Italy. Institutions, Motherhood, Family and Work in the 19th-20th Centuries, Berlin, Peter Lang, 2021, capp. I, II, III;
M. Minesso, Madri, Figli, Welfare. Istituzioni e politiche dall'Italia liberale ai giorni nostri, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2015;
P. Craveri, A. Varsori (a cura di), L'Italia nella costruzione europea. Un bilancio storico (1957-2007), Milano, Franco Angeli, 2009

Erasmus incoming/International Students
If 9 CFU: bibliography at points 1 and 2
If 6 CFU: bibliography at points 1 or 2
1. M. Minesso, ed.,Welfare Policies in Switzerland and Italy. Institutions, Motherhood, Family and Work in the 19th-20th Centuries, Berlin, Peter Lang, 2021.
2. The six following works:
F. Rugge, Administrative Traditions in Western Europe, in Handbook of Public Administration, edited by Guy Peters&Jon Pierre, London, Sage, 2003;
T. Ehrhard, C. Passard, The Politics of Electoral System Choice in a Context of Democratization. Electoral Reform and Institutional Change in the French Third Republic (1870-1940), in "Parliaments, Estates and Representation", vol. XL, 2020;
C. Senigallia, The Debate on Democratization and Parliament in Germany from 1871-1918, in "Parliaments, Estates and Representation", vol. XL, 2020;
F. Soddu, The Italian Parliament between the Nineteenth and the Twentieth Centuries. Paths of Research, in Ricordo di Antonio Marongiu, a cura di M. S. Corciulo, Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli 2013;
F. Soddu, The Italian Parliamentary Bureucracy during the Liberal Age (XIXth Century), in "Parliaments, Estates and Representation", XXXI (2011);
F. Soddu, The Italian Senato in the Era of Giolitti and the House of Lords: some comparative insights, in "Parliaments, Estates and Representation", XVIII (1998).
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Type of examination: oral interrogation
- Type of evaluation method: mark in 30s
- Evaluation criteria: capacity to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; capacity for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of exposition, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy, clarity.
- The format of the exam for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the professor, as well as the relevant office.
Unita' didattica A
SPS/03 - HISTORY OF POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
SPS/03 - HISTORY OF POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
SPS/03 - HISTORY OF POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours

Edizione II semestre

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021-22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
Title of the course: Institutions and Society from theend of the 18th Century to the 21st Century. Italy in the European Context
Part 1: The Legacy of the Ancien Régime and the Nineteenth-Century State
Part 2: The First Half of the 20th Century. Institutions between Democracy and Totalitarianism.
Part 3: From the Second Half of the 20th Century to the Present Day. Institutions and Female Citizenship.
Prerequisites for admission
Deep knowledge of the european history from the end of XVIII century to the present day
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes is strongly recommended although not compulsory. The teaching aimed primarily at the acquisition of knowledge, competence and specific language of the subject. Discussion with the teacher in the classroom is integrant part of the didactic method and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the capacity to apply the acquired competence and knowledge.
The teaching is based on didactic and multimedia material.
Teaching Resources
- Attending Students 9 CFU and 6 CFU:
1. Lecture notes and suggested readings
2. One of the following volumes:
G. Melis, Storia dell'amministrazione italiana, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2020;
G. Astuto, Le istituzioni politiche italiane. Da Cavour al dibattito contemporaneo, Roma, Carocci, 2016
M. Meriggi, L. Tedoldi (a cura di), Storia delle istituzioni politiche. Dall'antico regime all'era globale, Roma, Carocci editore, 2014
3.
If 9 CFU: two of the following volumes
If 6 CFU: one of the following volumes
M. S. Corciulo, Percorsi di storia istituzionale europea (sec. XIII-XIX), Roma, La Sapienza, 2008;
M. Meriggi, Gli Stati italiani prima dell'Unità. Una storia istituzionale, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2011;
P. Costa, Civitas. Storia della cittadinanza in Europa, vol. IV, L'età dei totalitarismi e della democrazia, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2001, capp. I; III; IV.
S. Cassese, Governare gli italiani. Storia dello Stato, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2019.
G. Melis, La macchina imperfetta. Immagine e realtà dello Stato fascista, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2018
F. Rugge (a cura di), I regimi della città. Il governo municipale in Europa tra '800 e '900, Milano, Franco Angeli, 1992;
P. Aimo, Stato e poteri locali in Italia, Roma, Carocci, 2010;
M. Minesso, ed., Welfare Policies in Switzerland and Italy. Institutions, Motherhood, Family and Work in the 19th-20th Centuries, Berlin, Peter Lang, 2021, capp. I; II; III;
M. Minesso, Diritti e politiche sociali. Le proposte delle parlamentari nelle Assemblee legislative dell'Italia repubblicana (1946-1963), Milano, Franco Angeli, 2016.
P. Craveri, A. Varsori (a cura di), L'Italia nella costruzione europea. Un bilancio storico (1957-2007), Milano, Franco Angeli, 2009.

Non-Attending Students 9 CFU and 6 CFU:
1. One of the following volumes:
G. Melis, Storia dell'amministrazione italiana, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2020;
G. Astuto, Le istituzioni politiche italiane. Da Cavour al dibattito contemporaneo, Roma, Carocci, 2016
M. Meriggi, L. Tedoldi (a cura di), Storia delle istituzioni politiche. Dall'antico regime all'era globale, Roma, Carocci editore, 2014
3.
If 9 CFU: three of the following volumes
If 6 CFU: two of the following volumes
M. S. Corciulo, Percorsi di storia istituzionale europea (sec. XIII-XIX), Roma, La Sapienza, 2008;
M. Meriggi, Gli Stati italiani prima dell'Unità. Una storia istituzionale, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2011;
P. Costa, Civitas. Storia della cittadinanza in Europa, vol. IV, L'età dei totalitarismi e della democrazia, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2001, capp. I; III; IV;
S. Cassese, Governare gli italiani. Storia dello Stato, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2019.
G. Melis, La macchina imperfetta. Immagine e realtà dello Stato fascista, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2018
F. Rugge (a cura di), I regimi della città. Il governo municipale in Europa tra '800 e '900, Milano, Franco Angeli, 1992;
P. Aimo, Stato e poteri locali in Italia, Roma, Carocci, 2010
M. Minesso, ed., Welfare Policies in Switzerland and Italy. Institutions, Motherhood, Family and Work in the 19th-20th Centuries, Berlin, Peter Lang, 2021, capp. I; II; III;
M. Minesso, Diritti e politiche sociali. Le proposte delle parlamentari nelle Assemblee legislative dell'Italia repubblicana (1946-1963), Milano, Franco Angeli, 2016.
P. Craveri, A. Varsori (a cura di), L'Italia nella costruzione europea. Un bilancio storico (1957-2007), Milano, Franco Angeli, 2009

Erasmus incoming/International Students
If 9 CFU: following bibliography (points 1 and 2)
If 6 CFU: following bibliography (points 1 or 2)
1. M. Minesso, ed.,Welfare Policies in Switzerland and Italy. Institutions, Motherhood, Family and Work in the 19th-20th Centuries, Berlin, Peter Lang, 2021.
2. The six following works:
F. Rugge, Administrative Traditions in Western Europe, in Handbook of Public Administration, edited by Guy Peters&Jon Pierre, London, Sage, 2003;
T. Ehrhard, C. Passard, The Politics of Electoral System Choice in a Context of Democratization. Electoral Reform and Institutional Change in the French Third Republic (1870-1940), in "Parliaments, Estates and Representation", vol. XL, 2020;
C. Senigallia, The Debate on Democratization and Parliament in Germany from 1871-1918, in "Parliaments, Estates and Representation", vol. XL, 2020;
F. Soddu, The Italian Parliament between the Nineteenth and the Twentieth Centuries. Paths of Research, in Ricordo di Antonio Marongiu, a cura di M. S. Corciulo, Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli 2013;
F. Soddu, The Italian Parliamentary Bureucracy during the Liberal Age (XIXth Century), in "Parliaments, Estates and Representation", XXXI (2011);
F. Soddu, The Italian Senato in the Era of Giolitti and the House of Lords: some comparative insights, in "Parliaments, Estates and Representation", XVIII (1998).
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Type of examination: oral interrogation
- Type of evaluation method: mark in 30s
- Evaluation criteria: capacity to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; capacity for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of exposition, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy, clarity.
- The format of the exam for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the professor, as well as the relevant office.
Unita' didattica A
SPS/03 - HISTORY OF POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Minesso Michela
Unita' didattica B
SPS/03 - HISTORY OF POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
SPS/03 - HISTORY OF POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours