88081 - International Relations (C3)

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SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Gender equality Peace, justice and strong institutions

Academic Year 2020/2021

Course contents

The course is organized in lectures and seminars, as detailed in the following program. Lectures (26+ hours in remote on MS TEAMS) aim to introduce students to the core tenets of the discipline. Seminars aim to provide occasions for in-depth discussions of class materials and exercises. The division into lessons and seminars is specified in the program that follows. For the seminar section, students will be divided into 3 groups according to their preferences and according to rules concerning the current pandemic emergency: one group will do the seminar in classroom (12 hours) and two groups will do the seminar remotely on MS TEAMS (12 +12 hours).Therefore, a total of 38 classroom hours are scheduled for each student. However, students are required to dedicate additional hours to carefully read the assigned material before the session and - in the case of seminars - active participation through presentations of existing scholarship and case studies will also be expected. Regardless of the health-related conditions and the specific organization of the course, students will be able to follow the lessons of the entire course remotely on MS TEAMS

 

CALENDAR

LECTURES (ALL THE STUDENTS - ONLINE)

 

Monday,1 March 15:00

INTRODUCTION AND ORIGINS OF THE DISCIPLINE

 

Tuesday, 2 March 15:00

INTRODUCTION AND ORIGINS OF THE DISCIPLINE

 

Friday, 5 March 13:00 -

REALISM

 

Monday, 8 March 15:00

REALISM

 

NB: Tuesday, 9 March 15:00 - NO CLASS!

Friday,12 March 13:00

REALISM

 

Monday, 15 March 15:00

LIBERALISM

 

Tuesday,16 March 15:00

LIBERALISM

 

Friday, 19 March 13:00

LIBERALISM

 

Monday, 22 March 15:00

CONSTRUCTIVISM

 

Tuesday, 23 March 15:00

ENGLISH SCHOOL - GUEST SPEAKER PROF. MATTEO DIAN

 

Friday, 26 March 13:00

POST-POSITIVISM

 

Monday, 29 March 15:00

FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS

 

Tuesday, 30 March 15:00

IPE

 

Monday 12 April 15:00

1st MID-TERM EXAM

 

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SEMINARS

 

GROUP 1 (PRESENCE AULA 15 TH, unless otherwise written) PROF. LUCARELLI

 

Tuesday, 13 April 15:00

Topic: REALISMS

Compulsory reading:

John J Mearsheimer, “China's Unpeaceful Rise”,Current History; Apr 2006; vol. 105, n. 690, pp. 160-162, available at:

https://www.mearsheimer.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/A0051.pdf

Charles Glaser, “Will China's Rise Lead to War?”,Foreign Policy,March/April 2011, vol 90, n. 2, pp: 80-91. Available at:https://www-jstor-org.ezproxy.unibo.it/stable/25800459?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents WITH YOUR UNIBO CREDENTIALS 

Tucydidestrap - Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XewnyUJgyA4

 

Tuesday, 20 April 15:00

Topic 2: THE CRISIS OF THE LIBERAL ORDER

Compulsory reading:

Daniel Deudney; G. John Ikenberry, Liberal World: The Resilient Order, 97 Foreign Affairs 16 (2018), available at:https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/world/2018-06-14/liberal-world

Amitav Acharya "After Liberal Hegemony: The Advent of a Multiplex World Order" September 8, 2017 Ethics and International Affairs, available at:https://www.ethicsandinternationalaffairs.org/2017/multiplex-world-order/

Sonia Lucarelli, “The EU in the Post-Liberal Era: A Challenge with Global Roots, in A. Colombo e P. Magri,The end of a World. The decline of the Liberal Order, Milano Ledizioni LediPublishing, 2019, available at:

https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/end-world-decline-liberal-order-22545

 

Tuesday, 27 April 15:00

Topic 3: THE TRANSFORMATION OF SECURITY

Compulsory reading:

P.D.Williams and M.McDonald“An Introduction to Security Studies”, in Paul D. Williams and Matt McDonald (eds) Security Studies, an Introduction, 3rd edition.2018.

Further literature to be distributed.

 

Tuesday, 4 May 15:00

Topic 4: EUROPEAN SECURITY INSTITUTIONS

Compulsory reading:

E. Lazarou,Peace and Security in 2020. Overview of EU action and outlook for the future, European Parliament, Chapter 1, pp. 8-28, available at:https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2020/652041/EPRS_STU(2020)652041_EN.pdf

Basic background info on the EU:https://op.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/ac0a88a6-4369-11ea-b81b-01aa75ed71a1/language-en ;https://europa.eu/european-union/topics/foreign-security-policy_en

 

Tuesday, 11 May 15:00

Topic 5: IDENTITY, CULTURE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Compulsory reading:

On Orientalism - video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVC8EYd_Z_g

Huntington, S. (1993) “The Clash of Civilizations?,” Foreign Affairs. 72, no. 3. available in this collection:https://www.foreignaffairs.com/system/files/c0007.pdf

Haynes, J. (2018) "Huntington’s ‘Clash of Civilizations’ Today: Responses and Developments", in D. Orsi (ed),The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ 25 Years On: A Multidisciplinary Appraisal, E-International relations Publishing, online:https://www.e-ir.info/publication/the-clash-of-civilizations-25-years-on-a-multidisciplinary-appraisal/

 

Monday 17 May, NB ALL ONLINE

TERRORISM - Guest lecture by prof. Silvia D’AMATO

 

Tuesday, 18 May 15:00

TOPIC 6: DISCUSSION OF THE PAPERS

Students are expected to discuss the assigned papers with the rest of the class.

 

SEMINARS GROUP 2 (ONLINE) – PROF. LUCARELLI

 

Friday, 16 April 13:00

TOPIC 1: REALISMS

Compulsory reading:

John J Mearsheimer, “China's Unpeaceful Rise”,Current History; Apr 2006; vol. 105, n. 690, pp. 160-162, available at: https://www.mearsheimer.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/A0051.pdf

Charles Glaser, “Will China's Rise Lead to War?”,Foreign Policy,March/April 2011, vol 90, n. 2, pp: 80-91. Available at:https://www-jstor-org.ezproxy.unibo.it/stable/25800459?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents WITH YOUR UNIBO CREDENTIALS

Tucydidestrap - Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XewnyUJgyA4

 

Friday,23 April 13:00

TOPIC 2: THE CRISIS OF THE LIBERAL ORDER

Compulsory reading:

Daniel Deudney; G. John Ikenberry, Liberal World: The Resilient Order, 97 Foreign Affairs 16 (2018), available at:https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/world/2018-06-14/liberal-world

Amitav Acharya "After Liberal Hegemony: The Advent of a Multiplex World Order" September 8, 2017 Ethics and International Affairs, available at:https://www.ethicsandinternationalaffairs.org/2017/multiplex-world-order/

Sonia Lucarelli, “The EU in the Post-Liberal Era: A Challenge with Global Roots, in A. Colombo e P. Magri,The end of a World. The decline of the Liberal Order, Milano Ledizioni LediPublishing, 2019, available at:https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/end-world-decline-liberal-order-22545

 

Friday, 30 April 13:00

TOPIC 3: THE TRANSFORMATION OF SECURITY

Compulsory reading:

P.D.Williams and M. McDonald"An Introduction to Security Studies", in Paul D. Williams and Matt McDonald (eds) Security Studies, an Introduction, 3rd edition.2018.

Further literature to be distributed.

 

Friday, 7 May 13:00

TOPIC 4: EUROPEAN SECURITY INSTITUTIONS

Compulsory reading:

E. Lazarou,Peace and Security in 2020. Overview of EU action and outlook for the future, European Parliament, Chapter 1, pp. 8-28, available at:https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2020/652041/EPRS_STU(2020)652041_EN.pdf

Basic background info on the EU: https://op.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/ac0a88a6-4369-11ea-b81b-01aa75ed71a1/language-en; https://europa.eu/european-union/topics/foreign-security-policy_en

 

Friday, 14 May 13:00

TOPIC 5: IDENTITY, CULTURE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Compulsory reading:

On Orientalism - video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVC8EYd_Z_g

Huntington, S. (1993) “The Clash of Civilizations?,” Foreign Affairs. 72, no. 3. available in this collection:https://www.foreignaffairs.com/system/files/c0007.pdf

Haynes, J. (2018) "Huntington’s ‘Clash of Civilizations’ Today: Responses and Developments", in D. Orsi (ed),The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ 25 Years On: A Multidisciplinary Appraisal, E-International relations Publishing, online:https://www.e-ir.info/publication/the-clash-of-civilizations-25-years-on-a-multidisciplinary-appraisal/

 

Monday 17 May, 15:00 ONLINE IN THE IR LECTURES CLASS

TERRORISM - Guest lecture by prof. Silvia D’AMATO

 

Friday, 21 May 13:00

TOPIC 6: DISCUSSION OF THE PAPERS

Students are expected to discuss the assigned papers with the rest of the class.

 

SEMINARS GROUP 3(ONLINE) Dr. CLARA DELLA VALLE

 

Tuesday, 20 April 15:00

TOPIC 1: THE CRISIS OF THE LIBERAL ORDER

compulsory reading:

D. Deudney; G. John Ikenberry, “Liberal World: The Resilient Order”, 97 Foreign Affairs 16 (2018) - available at:https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/world/2018-06-14/liberal-world

A. Acharya, “After Liberal Hegemony: The Advent of a Multiplex World Order”, September 8, 2017 Ethics and International Affairs - available at:https://www.ethicsandinternationalaffairs.org/2017/multiplex-world-order/

Sonia Lucarelli, “The EU in the Post-Liberal Era: A Challenge with Global Roots, in A. Colombo e P. Magri,The end of a World. The decline of the Liberal Order, Milano Ledizioni LediPublishing, 2019 - available at:https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/end-world-decline-liberal-order-22545

 

Tuesday, 27 April 15:00

TOPIC 2: FEMINISM & IR

Compulsory reading:

J. Ann Tickner, “Troubled Encounters: Feminism meets IR”. In J. Ann Tickner,Gendering World Politics, New York: Columbia University Press, 2001, pp. 9-35.

Marysia Zalewsky, “Feminist Approaches to International Relations theory in the post-Cold War period”. InThe Age of Perplexity. Rethinking the World we know, Madrid: BBVA, 2017, pp. 11-17 – available at: https://www.bbvaopenmind.com/en/articles/feminist-approaches-to-international-relations-theory-in-the-post-cold-war-period/

Interview with Cynthia Enloe, 2018 – available at:https://youtu.be/BAkRhbSNfxU

 

Tuesday, 4 May 15:00

TOPIC 3: THE TRANSFORMATION OF SECURITY

Compulsory reading:

P.D. Williams and M. McDonald “An Introduction to Security Studies”. In P. D. Williams and M. McDonald (eds)Security Studies, an Introduction, 2ndedition, 2013, London: Routledge, pp. 1-12.

S. Withworth, “Feminisms”. In P. D. Williams and M. McDonald (eds)Security Studies, an Introduction, 2ndedition, 2013, London: Routledge, pp. 107-118.

F. Olser Hampson, “Human Security”. In P. D. Williams and M. McDonald (eds)Security Studies, an Introduction, 2ndedition, 2013, London: Routledge, pp. 279-293

Or alternatively:

M. Kaldor, “Human Security: A Relevant Concept?”,Politique étrangère, 2006/4 (Winter Issue), p. 901-914 –available at:https://www.cairn-int.info/journal-politique-etrangere-2006-4-page-901.htm

 

Tuesday, 11 May 15:00

TOPIC 4: WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY

Compulsory reading:

Resolution 1325/2000 of the UN Security Council, “Women Peace and Security Agenda” – available at:https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N00/720/18/PDF/N0072018.pdf?OpenElement

S. E. Davies and J. True, “Women, Peace and Security: A Transformative Agenda?”. In S. E. Davies and J. True (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Women, Peace and Security”, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019, pp. 3-15.

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, “Women, Peace and Security in the time of corona”, 2020 - available at:https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/wps/2020/03/25/women-peace-and-security-in-the-time-of-corona/

Suggested readings for class discussions on WPS implementation in specific countries:

WILPF,UNSCR 1325 at 20 years: Perspectives from Feminist Peace Activists and Civil Society, 2020 – available at:https://www.peacewomen.org/sites/default/files/WILPF_UNSCR-1325-at-20-Years_Web.pdf

Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security,Women, Peace and Security Index 2019/2020– available at:https://giwps.georgetown.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/WPS-Index-2019-20- Report.pdf [https://giwps.georgetown.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/WPS-Index-2019-20-%20Report.pdf]

Articles published within the project“Enhancing Women’s participation in Peace and Security” (WEPPS) – available at:

https://www.peaceagency.org/activities/advocacy/enhancing-womens-participation-in-peace-and-security/

 

Monday 17 May, 15:00 ONLINE IN THE IR LECTURES CLASS

TERRORISM - Guest lecture by prof. Silvia D’AMATO

 

Tuesday 18 May 15:00

THE EUROPEAN UNION IN THE WORLD

compulsory reading:

S. Keukeleire and T. Delreux, “The nature of EU Foreign Policy”. In S. Keukeleire and T. Delreux,The Foreign Policy of the European Union, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, pp. 11-33.

Further literature to be distributed

 

Tuesday, 25 May 15:00

TOPIC 6: DISCUSSION OF THE PAPERS

Students are expected to discuss their papers with the rest of the class.

 

NB: The 2nd Mid-term exam is composed by the paper and the discussion of it.

Readings/Bibliography

TEXTBOOK

Robert Jackson, Georg Sørensen, and Jørgen Møller, Introduction to International Relations Theories and Approaches, Oxford UP, Vth edition or more.

 

COMPULSORY READING FOR THE SEMINARS

as above

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STUDENTS NON ATTENDING THE COURSE

will also have to read one monograph among:

a) H. Bull, The Anarchical Society, 1977 (ed. it. La società anarchica, Vita e Pensiero).

b) K. Waltz, Theory of International Politics, 1979 (ed. it. Teoria della politica internazionale, Il Mulino). -

c) K. Waltz, Man, the State and War, 1959 (ed. it. L'uomo lo stato e la guerra, Giuffrè).

d) G. J. Ikenberry, Liberal Leviathan. The origins, crisis and transformation of American World Order, 2011 (ed. it. Leviatano Liberale. Le origini, le crisi e la trasformazione dell’ordine liberale, UTET, 2013) ]

e) S. Lucarelli, Cala il sipario sull'ordine liberale? Crisi di un sistema che ha cambiato il mondo, Milano, Vita e Pensiero, 2020.

 

Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars

Assessment methods

FOR STUDENTS WHO REGULARLY ATTEND THE COURSE

The evaluation is based on the participation to the seminars, one written mid-term exam, on paper followed by a presentation, and a final oral exam. Only students with a positive mean in the written texts can take the final oral exam.

It is possible to (re)take one of the written exams at the end, the day of the oral exam, for the sessions in June and July only.

 

Instructions for the paper

Max length of the paper (bibliography included): 2500 words

Further instructions about the structure of the papers will be provided during the course.

 

Deadlines Group 1 – in presence – Prof. Lucarelli

Circulation of topic assigned: 11 May

Deadline to deliver the paper: 15 May, 12,00 AM

Class discussion of the paper: 18 May

 

Deadlines Group 2 – online – Prof. Lucarelli

Circulation of topic assigned: 14 May

Deadline to deliver the paper: 18 May, 12,00 AM

Class discussion of the paper: 21 May

 

Deadlines Group 3 – online Dr. della Valle

Circulation of topic assigned: 18 May

Deadline to deliver the paper: 22 May, 12,00 AM

Class discussion of the paper: 25 May

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FOR STUDENTS WHO DO NOT REGULARLY ATTEND THE COURSE or do not pass the mid-term exams

a written text followed by an oral exam.

Teaching tools

power point

Office hours

See the website of Sonia Lucarelli

See the website of Clara della Valle

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