93223 - CRITICAL GEOPOLITICS (1) (LM)

Scheda insegnamento

SDGs

L'insegnamento contribuisce al perseguimento degli Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile dell'Agenda 2030 dell'ONU.

Pace, giustizia e istituzioni forti

Anno Accademico 2021/2022

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

Il corso fornisce agli studenti una comprensione teorica ed empirica della geopolitica contemporanea e del suo ruolo nel contribuire a plasmare il cosiddetto ordine del mondo. Alla fine del corso lo studente avrà acquisito una buona conoscenza dei fondamenti storici della geopolitica e del ruolo che essa ha avuto nel dare forma all'imperialismo e al colonialismo europei, e una chiara comprensione delle relazioni tra geopolitica e nazionalismo. Lo studente sarà così in grado di valutare un ampio ventaglio di casi di geopolitica contemporanea e possiederà una buona conoscenza dell'operato della geopolitica 'banale' e di come essa si riproduce attraverso una serie di pratiche quotidiane.

Contenuti

The course will examine the history and the contemporary use of Geopolitics in order to critically examine the political geographies of European imperialism, cold war and post-cold war geopolitics, and the contemporary geopolitical landscapes. In particular, questions of borders, migrations and biopolitics will be discussed in relation to the 'making of the European Self' and its associated geographies. The postcolonial and the decolonial will also be presented by taking into consideration a geographical perspective.

Testi/Bibliografia

S. Dalby, P. Routledge, G. Ó Tuathail (eds) The Geopolitics Reader. London, Routledge, 2020 (second edition)

G. Ó Tuathail Critical Geopolitics: The Politics of Writing Global Space. University of Minnesota Press, 1996

Additional materials will be provided during the lectures.

Metodi didattici

The course will consist of a combination of formal lectures and discussion classes in order to facilitate the interaction between the lecturer and the students and to stimulate debate among students. Several guest lectures and seminars will be incorporated in the course schedule as well.

Modalità di verifica e valutazione dell'apprendimento

The assessment consists of a written exam with open questions.

There are different sets of question for attending and non attending students. Students who attend at least 75% of the lessons are considered to be attending.

- Attending students will be asked questions focussed on the materials discussed in class and on the relevant list of readings.

- Non-attending students will be asked questions focussed on topics and subjects treated in the textbook and the other readings.

The assessment will consider:

1) the level of knowledge and critical understanding of the content addressed in the questions;

2) the strength of the argument and the capacity to identify links between the main topics discussed in the responses;

3) the use of the appropriate terminology.

Overall:

- Adequate language skills and the ability to critically analyze relevant topics will lead to a good/excellent final grade

- Acceptable language skills and the ability to resume relevant topics will lead to a sufficient/fair grade.

- Insufficient language proficiency and knowledge of relevant topics will lead to a failure in passing the exam.

Students who receive an insufficient mark are requested to take the exam again.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Powerpoint presentations, websites, video clips, readings and relevant documents from the media.

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Claudio Minca