History of regional integrations

A.A. 2016/2017
Insegnamento per
Crediti massimi
Ore totali
Obiettivi formativi
This graduate course addresses several questions. Why the number of regional integration schemes around the world has multiplied in the last decades, often with consequences as important as (or more important than) those wrought by global factors. Is there a way to explain the proliferation of regional integration schemes? Why do states participate in several forms of regional integration instead of pursuing multilateral or global integration? Why can we observe such a variety of institutional forms in regional integration?

The approach will be historical, we will explore causes and consequences of regional integration phenomena and examples and we will include a comparative study of several regional integration schemes.

This course's methodological approach will privilege: a critical examination of the most qualified trends in historiography, a rigorous analysis of the available primary sources (e.g. treaties, negotiations and s.o.). The course will enable students to apply their knowledge to the analysis of the complex processes of regional integration of the past and present times.

The students will prepare and submit a 15-page research paper before the end of the second part of the course. All papers will be discussed in class.

Struttura insegnamento e programma

Edizione attiva
Lezioni: 40 ore
Docente: Graglia Piero
Historical Development and Debates since the first examples of Regional integration; Theories of International Cooperation; Theories of Regional Integration; Scope of Regional Integration; Political Integration: The European Union; Widening and Deepening in the European Union; Economic Integration in North America: NAFTA; Economic Integration in Asia: ASEAN; Africa and South America; Political Implications of Regional Integration
Informazioni sul programma
All textbooks and readings are available on line on the e-learning platform ARIEL
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
Final exams are written, and intended to verify how students have been able to apply their knowledge and competences acquired during the course. Research papers or discussion papers will count for a 33% of the final grade
Metodi didattici
Frontal lessons, workshop, simulations
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
European Union and New Regionalism, edited by M. Telò, Ashgate, 2014
Several papers will be made available during the course by the teacher.
The same as for attending students
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
Not attending students will be required to pass a written test (multiple choices) before being admitted to an oral colloquium to verify their knowledge and competences
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
European Union and New Regionalism, edited by M. Telò, Ashgate, 2014
W. Mattli, The Logic of Regional Integration, Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Secondo trimestre
Secondo trimestre
Modalità di valutazione
Giudizio di valutazione
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
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.