History of international relations

A.A. 2019/2020
Insegnamento per
9
Crediti massimi
60
Ore totali
SSD
SPS/06
Lingua
Inglese
Obiettivi formativi
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.

Struttura insegnamento e programma

Edizione attiva
Responsabile
SPS/06 - STORIA DELLE RELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI - CFU: 9
Lezioni: 60 ore
Docente: Graglia Piero
STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI
Programma
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.
Informazioni sul programma
The main textbook will be accompanied by material presented by the teacher during classes. Only the third edition of the textbook will be considered valid (published in 2014); the other two editions must be considered obsolete.
Propedeuticità
NONE
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
Oral exam with a confrontation about the most relevant episodes and turning points of the International History during the XXth Century with the intent to verify knowledge and understanding and to apply knowledge and understanding to case studies presented during the course
Metodi didattici
Frontal lessons, discussions, simulations, use of memories and diaries as a way to introduce behavior differences and alternatives for the most relevant characters presented.
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Best A., Hanhimaki J.M., Maiolo J.A., Schulze K.E., International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyond, London, Taylor and Francis, 2014 (3rd Edition); essays and documents provided by the teacher during the course.
STUDENTI NON FREQUENTANTI
Programma
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.
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
Oral exam with a confrontation about the most relevant episodes and turning points of the International History during the XXth Century with the intent to verify knowledge and understanding and to apply knowledge and understanding to case studies presented by the textbooks
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Best A., Hanhimaki J.M., Maiolo J.A., Schulze K.E., International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyond, London, Taylor and Francis, 2014 (3rd Edition).
Periodo
Terzo trimestre
Periodo
Terzo trimestre
Modalità di valutazione
Esame
Giudizio di valutazione
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
Docente/i
Ricevimento:
Giovedì 14,30-17,30 - N.B.: non accetto tesi su richiesta via e-mail. Lo studente che desidera fare la tesi con me, sia essa triennale o magistrale, deve fare lo sforzo di venire di persona a concordare un tema.
Via Conservatorio 7, Stanza 16, I piano.