CONTEMPORARY HISTORY AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Diplomatic, International and Global Security Studies CONTEMPORARY HISTORY AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

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DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT & INNOVATION SYSTEMS
EQF6
DIPLOMATIC, INTERNATIONAL AND GLOBAL SECURITY STUDIES
2022/2023

OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 1
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2019
AUTUMN SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
1MOD. STORIA CONTEMPORANEA
642LESSONS
2MOD. STORIA DELLE RELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI
642LESSONS
ExamDate
FOSCARI / D'AURIA14/12/2022 - 15:00
FOSCARI / D'AURIA14/12/2022 - 15:00
FOSCARI / D'AURIA10/01/2023 - 14:00
FOSCARI / D'AURIA10/01/2023 - 14:00
FOSCARI / D'AURIA01/02/2023 - 15:00
FOSCARI / D'AURIA01/02/2023 - 15:00
FOSCARI / D'AURIA22/02/2023 - 15:00
FOSCARI / D'AURIA22/02/2023 - 15:00
FOSCARI / D'AURIA12/04/2023 - 15:00
Objectives
THE COURSE AIMS AT DEVELOP THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE MAIN ISSUE OF THE CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY, WITH THE FOCUS ON THE XX CENTURY AND ITS CONTROVERSIAL HISTORICAL DYNAMICS, THAT HAVE SHAPED THE GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY. MORE SPECIFICALLY, THE DEVELOPMENTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AMONG NATION STATES WILL BE EXAMINED PRESENTING THE FOLLOWING FEATURES: THEY HAD A CENTRAL ROLE IN THE POLITICAL AND HISTORICAL PROCESSES OF THE XX CENTURY AS WELL AS THEY REPRESENT THE BASIS FOR UNDERSTANDING THE MOST RECENT POLITICAL AND DIPLOMATIC DYNAMICS.
THE COURSE AIMS TO DEVELOP THE UNDERSTANDING OF HISTORICAL EVENTS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IN A DYACRONIC AS WELL AS A SYNCRONIC LOGIC, AND TO FAVOR A CRITICAL ANALYSIS. AT THE END OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENTS WILL BE CAPABLE OF EXERTING THE CRITICAL ATTITUDE TO DEVELOP AN EFFECTIVE UNDERSTANDING OF THE COMPLEXITY OF THE HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS WITH A GLOBAL AND SYSTEMIC APPROACH. A SPECIAL FOCUS WILL BE UNDERLINING THE THEMES OF COLLECTIVE SECURITY, GLOBAL INSECURITY AND THE MOST RECENT CHALLENGES OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY THROUGH NEW POLICY FRAMEWORKS SUCH AS THE CYBERSECURITY.
Prerequisites
NO PREREQUISITES
Contents
THE COURSE DEALS WITH THE ORIGIN AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF STATE NATION, THE WAR EVENTS THAT CHARACTERIZE THE XX CENTURY, THE TOTALITARIAN SYSTEM AND THEIR DEFEAT, THE NEW WORLD ORDER AFTER THE II WAR WORLD, THE DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM, THE PROBLEM OF THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD (THE DEFEAT OF USSR, THE GLOBALIZATION, THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE EU).
A SPECIAL PART IS FOCUSED ON THE CYBERSECURITY IN ITS BROADER AND MORE INNOVATIVE ASPECTS. ALTERNATIVELY ARE PROPOSED TWO CASES OF STUDY ON CYBERNETIC SECUTIRY: THE ITALIAN AND THE CHINESE ONE.
Teaching Methods
THE FRONTAL LECTURES ARE INTEGRATED BY SEMINARS AND THE USE OF CONCEPTUAL MAPS
Verification of learning
THE EXAM IS AIMED AT EVALUATING THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE MAIN HISTORICAL EVENTS AND THEIR CRITICAL ANALYSIS.
IT CONSISTS OF AN ORAL INTERVIEW, TO CHECK THE LEVEL OF
KNOWLEDGE OF HISTORICAL PROCESSES.
Texts
G. SABATUCCI - V. VIDOTTO, STORIA CONTEMPORANEA. IL NOVECENTO. LATERZA, 2008 OR G. SABATUCCI-V. VIDOTTO, STORIA CONTEMPORANEA. DALLA GRANDE GUERRA AD OGGI, LATERZA, 2019.
L. MONZALI - R. MILANO - G. SPAGNULO - F. IMPERATO, MANUALE DI STORIA DELLE RELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI, VOL. II, DAL 1918 AI NOSTRI GIORNI, MILANO, MONDADORI EDUCATIONAL, 2022.
FOR THE SPECIAL PART, ON STUDENT CHOICE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING THREE BOOKS:
1) SEAN S. CASTIGAN - JAKE PERRY, CYBERSPACES AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS, FARNHAM, ASHGATE, 2012.

2) FABIO RUGGE (A CURA DI), AI IN THE AGE OF CYBER-DISORDER. ACTORS, TRENDS AND PROSPECTS, MILANO, LEDIZIONI, 2020.

3) JON R. LINSDAY, CHINA AND CYBERSECURITY: ESPIONAGE, STRATEGY AND POLITICS IN THE DIGITAL DOMAIN, OXFORD, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2015
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