89963 - HISTORY OF EURO-MEDITERRANEAN POLITICAL SYSTEMS SINCE 1945

Scheda insegnamento

  • Docente Michele Marchi

  • Crediti formativi 6

  • SSD M-STO/04

  • Modalità didattica Convenzionale - Lezioni in presenza

  • Lingua di insegnamento Inglese

  • Orario delle lezioni dal 07/10/2019 al 06/11/2019

Anno Accademico 2019/2020

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

The aim of this course is to describe the evolution of the political systems of the countries of the Mediterranean area. On one hand, the class is going to study the evolution of the political systems of Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Greece (in these three last cases with a particular attention to the transition to democracy) during the Cold War and after the fall of communism. On the other hand, the class will focus also on the political evolution of the principal political systems of the main countries of the southern side of Mediterranean, in particular Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria after French decolonization but also Egypt and Turkey. At the end of the course the idea is to question if we can consider the Mediterranean area as a compact one and in general if we can find similar evolution lines.

Programma/Contenuti

Every class will be divided into two sessions. The first part will offer a general introduction of the planned theme through frontal lesson, while the second part will be based on the discussion and comments on historical documents (political leaders speeches, newspapers articles, institutional documents, etc..). During every class the teacher will provide documents and papers required for the following lesson.

Class 1 Methodology and general political landscape of the Euro-Mediterranean Area after WWII

Class 2-3 Spain from Dictatorship to Democracy

Class 4-5 Portugal from Dictatorship to Democracy

Class 6-7-8 French Semi-presidential Model

Class 9-10-11 Italian Political System: how many Republican Systems?

Class 12-13 The Greek case: the three D. Dictatorship, Democracy, Default

Class 14-15 The Turkish Bridge?


Testi/Bibliografia

For attending students

 D. Bell-J. Gaffney, The Presidents of the French Fifth Republic, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013

T.W. Gallant, Modern Greece. From the War of Independence to the Present, Blomsbury Academic, 2016

A. Mammone, E. Giap Parini, G. A. Veltri (eds.), The Routledge Hand Book of Contemporary Italy, Routledge, 2015 (section II-III-V)

K. Maxwell, The Making of Portuguese Democracy, Cambridge UP, 1995

J. Tusell, Spain: from dictatorship to democracy, Blackwell, 2007

A.J. Zurcher, Turkey. A Modern History, Tauris, 2004

 

 

 

For non attending students

J.M. Magone, The Politics of Southern Europe, Praeger, 2003 (compulsory)

 D. Bell-J. Gaffney, The Presidents of the French Fifth Republic, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013

T.W. Gallant, Modern Greece. From the War of Independence to the Present, Blomsbury Academic, 2016

A. Mammone, E. Giap Parini, G. A. Veltri (eds.), The Routledge Hand Book of Contemporary Italy, Routledge, 2015 (section II-III-V)

K. Maxwell, The Making of Portuguese Democracy, Cambridge UP, 1995

J. Tusell, Spain: from dictatorship to democracy, Blackwell, 2007

A.J. Zurcher, Turkey. A Modern History, Tauris, 2004


Metodi didattici

The course will be taught through a mixture of formal lectures and discussion classes. Its aim will be to facilitate interaction between lecturer and students and to stimulate debate among students themselves.

Class attendance is compulsory if you decide to be “an attending student”. Otherwise it’s possible to choose the “non attending student” formula.


Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

For attending students

Oral exam divided into two parts:

First part on the lessons and on all the materials provided and discussed during the classes.

Second part choosing one among those books

D. Bell-J. Gaffney, The Presidents of the French Fifth Republic, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013

T.W. Gallant, Modern Greece. From the War of Independence to the Present, Blomsbury Academic, 2016

A. Mammone, E. Giap Parini, G. A. Veltri (eds.), The Routledge Hand Book of Contemporary Italy, Routledge, 2015 (section II-III-V)

K. Maxwell, The Making of Portuguese Democracy, Cambridge UP, 1995

J. Tusell, Spain: from dictatorship to democracy, Blackwell, 2007

A.J. Zurcher, Turkey. A Modern History, Tauris, 2004

 

The final grade will be calculated in this way:

65% first part

35% on the book chosen

 

 

For non attending students

Oral exam: 

J.M. Magone, The Politics of Southern Europe, Praeger, 2003 (compulsory)

Three books to choose among:

D. Bell-J. Gaffney, The Presidents of the French Fifth Republic, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013

T.W. Gallant, Modern Greece. From the War of Independence to the Present, Blomsbury Academic, 2016

A. Mammone, E. Giap Parini, G. A. Veltri (eds.), The Routledge Hand Book of Contemporary Italy, Routledge, 2015 (section II-III-V)

K. Maxwell, The Making of Portuguese Democracy, Cambridge UP, 1995

J. Tusell, Spain: from dictatorship to democracy, Blackwell, 2007

A.J. Zurcher, Turkey. A Modern History, Tauris, 2004

 

The final grade will be calculated in this way:

25% each books


Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Lectures with main topics discussed with students. Multimedia tools.


Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Michele Marchi