28974 - Contemporary History (1) (LM)

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The course aims at providing students with a general framework which will enable them to acquire a historical viewpoint on the meaning and the characteristics of contemporary history in the European and International context. At the end of the course presumably they will be able to understand the basic features of the social, cultural and political dynamicsin the contemporary history, in order to analyse those dynamics in a critical way, while taking into account the most recent historiographic debate. Furthermore, students will learn to analyse those dynamics in a wider international context. Eventually, they will have acquired the instruments to study in depth the themes of the course thanks to their operational autonomy, and will be able to deliver a speech about their closer examination in a seminar context.

Course contents

The course will take into account some of the most significant international political crises in the XXth century. They will be examined by using the political-historical analysis, both factual and interpretative, according to the most updated historiographic research.



S. Colarizi, Novecento d'Europa, Roma, Laterza, 2015

A monograph chosen among the following:

Paolo Pombeni (a cura di), Crisi, legittimazione, consenso, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2003

Jan-Werner Muller, Cos’è il populismo? Milano, Università Bocconi Editore, 2017 + Maurizio Fioravanti, Costituzione e Popolo sovrano, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1998

Charles S. Maier, Leviatano 2.0. La costruzione dello stato moderno, Torino, Einaudi, 2012

Tony Judt, Guasto è il mondo, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2011

Teaching methods

For attending students there are lectures and research activities with a seminar check according to indications and deadlines that will be provided in class.

Not-attending students must prepare the manual and a monograph of their choice

Assessment methods

Weekly seminar checks for attending students.

Oral exam for not-atteding students.

Office hours

See the website of Fulvio Cammarano [https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/fulvio.cammarano/en]

Office hours

See the website of Fulvio Cammarano