88043 - International Relations (M-Z)

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SDGs

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

No poverty Reduced inequalities Climate Action Peace, justice and strong institutions

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

An introductory course to the analysis of international politics and of foreign policy, 'International relations' provides the students with the basic knowledge and skills to investigate international relations at both the theoretical and empirical levels. At the end of the course, students are expected to be familiar with key theories in IR and with current debates in IR theories; to have acquired core skills to intepret key political processes at the international, supranational and transnational levels; and to apply such knowledge to understand dynamics and outcomes in international politics.

Course contents

The Course is divided in two parts: a first 'frontal' part and a second, 'seminarial' one. In the first part, main IR theories and approaches are presented alongside more recent contributions. The second part, instead, delves into assimilated concepts and proposes to recognize them through the readings of key Scholars in the field. The aim is to understand and explain, using diversified tools, recent international politics dynamics (i.e rise of China, understanding of 'security'. economic globalization and inequality, international mobility).

Students are invited to be resposnive to Professor's sollicitation and proposals all along the course. In particular, participation is strongly reccommended in the seminarial part, where different study/learning modalities are offered. Given the complexity of the arguments treated and the nature of examination, regular reading and studying is strongly adviced.

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