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    Storia delle Relazioni Internazionali (L12, Corso in lingua italiana)

    Contenuto del corso: Il corso ha l’obiettivo di introdurre gli studenti, prevalentemente dei corsi di laurea in Lingue, allo studio della storia delle relazioni internazionali, con particolare riferimento alle dinamiche del ‘sistema internazionale’ ed alla sua graduale evoluzione dal Concerto Europeo al Concerto Mondiale. In particolare il corso affronterà i processi di evoluzione del sistema internazionale durante il novecento e le strategie delle principali potenze mondiali dalla crisi del Concerto Europeo al mondo post-bipolare.

    English:

    The course aims to introduce language students to the main historical and analytical approaches to the history of international relations between the 19th and 21st centuries. More specifically, the course will review the main historical and theoretical debates about the evolution of the international system from the crisis of the Concert of Europe in the late 19th century until the formation, evolution, and crisis of the World Concert at the dawn of the 21st century. Students who have successfully passed the course will have acquired a basic knowledge of the major analytical and historiographical approaches in the discipline of international relations between the 19th and 21st centuries.

    Libri di testo/Required bibliography. Un testo a scelta tra/One among the following books:

    Anthony Best, Jussi M. Hanhimaki, Joseph A. Maiolo, Kirsten E. Schulze (eds), Storia delle Relazioni Internazionali (Torino: UTET, 2014)

    John W. Young and John Kent, International Relations Since 1945: A Global History (OUP 2015, seconda edizione)

    Antonio Varsori, Storia Internazionale dal 1919 a oggi (Bologna: Il Mulino, 2015)

    The U.S. and Europe since 1945  (LM 38, Course taught in English)

    Course description:  The course will analyse the evolution of relations between the United States and Europe from the end of the Second World War to the crisis of the emergence of a post-bipolar world. More specifically, it will review crucial events and issues in the evolution of transatlantic relations during the Cold War, including the Marshall Plan, the formation and evolution of NATO, the Suez Canal, Cuban and Vietnamese crises, and the end of the East-West division. The course will also address the evolution of U.S.-European relations after the Cold War and in the context of renewed tension between the transatlantic alliance and Russia and of calls for a new multipolar order. Analytical perspectives about the nature and evolution of the transatlantic liberal order will also be presented and debated.

    Required Bibliograpy:

    Geir Lundestad, The United States and Western Europe since 1945 (Oxford: OUP, 2005) and Jussi M. Hanhimaki, Benedikt Schoenborn,  Barbara Zanchetta, Transatlantic Relations since 1945: An Introduction (New York: Routledge, 2012)

    and one of the following books:

    Ellen Hallams, Luca Ratti, Benjamyn Zyla (eds), NATO Beyond 9/11: The Transformation of the Atlantic Alliance (Palgrave/MacMillan, 2013)

    Luca Ratti, A Not-So-Special Relationship: The US, The UK and German Unification, 1945-1990 (EUP, 2017) 

    Stanley Sloan, Defense of the West. NATO, the European Union and the Transatlantic Bargain (MUP, 2016)

    World Politics (LM 38, Course taught in English)

    Course description: The course is designed to provide graduate students in foreign languages an advanced introduction to the study of contemporary world politics through the analysis of the main analytical frameworks in the discipline of international relations, such as realism, liberalism, Neo-Marxist theories, constructivism and critical theory, as well as of a number of regional case studies in world politics. More specifically the course will assess contemporary dynamics of U.S., Russian and Chinese foreign policy, the evolution of the European Union, as well as security dynamics in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. Students who have successfully passed the course will be able to employ analytical tools for understanding contemporary world politics and specific case studies.

    Required Bibliography:

    Henry Kissinger, World Order (Allen Lane 2014)

    Odd Arne Westad, The Cold War: A World History (Basic Books, 2017)

    Additional reading will be distributed in class.

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