ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Stampa
Anno immatricolazione
2016/2017
Anno offerta
2017/2018
Normativa
DM270
SSD
SPS/04 (SCIENZA POLITICA)
Dipartimento
DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE POLITICHE E SOCIALI
Corso di studio
WORLD POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (POLITICA NEL MONDO E RELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI)
Curriculum
PERCORSO COMUNE
Corso di studio
Periodo didattico
Primo Semestre (02/10/2017 - 16/12/2017)
Crediti
6
Ore
40 ore di attività frontale
Lingua insegnamento
English
Tipo esame
ORALE
Docente
CLEMENTI MARCO (titolare) - 6 CFU
Prerequisiti
Basic Knowledge of History of International Relations; and of Concepts and Theories of International Relations and Political Science
Obiettivi formativi
Students will be able to understand international relations; to select and analyse the main issues in contemporary relations; to retrieve data on international phenomena; and, to approach the position and interests of key international subjects.
Programma e contenuti
The course will present the features and trends that have come to characterize the contemporary international system and will examine if and how they are changing the patterns of conflict and conflict management in international relations. The course is designed to combine rigour academic analysis with a policy relevant study of current issues.
First of all the course will focus on some fundamental issues of contemporary dynamics and discuss their theoretical and policy implications. More particularly, it will pay attention to the issue of great powers’ identity and role; the issue of system polarity and the strategic consequences of unipolarism; the issue of the international effects of good governance and institutional fragility at the state level; the issue of the political consequences of competition for natural resources in a globalized world; the issue of the US foreign policy dilemmas.
Secondly, the course will deal with some regional security complexes in order to grasp how these fundamental issues combine to influence regional dynamics and, in turn, global outcomes. In this regard, the course will focus on security dilemmas affecting Europe and the Arctic; Africa and the Middle East; Asia; and, South America.
Metodi didattici
Lectures, seminars and presentations.
Testi di riferimento
Exam bibliography for non attending students:

D.A. Baldwin (2016), Power and International Relations. A Conceptual Approach, Princeton, Princeton University Press;

R. Dannreuther (2013), International security: the contemporary agenda, Cambridge: Polity Press.
Modalità verifica apprendimento
Assignments and Written examination on the mandatory readings to assess the theoretical awareness about the main issues in contemporary international relations and the ability to debate them critically.
Altre informazioni
See the website of the LM in World Politics and International Relations.