History of Political Thought II (2018/2019)

Course code
4S001529
Name of lecturer
Paolo Carta
Coordinator
Paolo Carta
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
SPS/02 - HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. I Trento dal Sep 17, 2018 al Dec 21, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The goal is to build an educational process for learning the relationship between political thought, institutions and constitutional orders, which ends with an analysis of the transformations of democracy in recent decades.

Syllabus

The course aims at providing students with a general knowledge of the contemporary theoretical political debate and its historical evolution, through the study of some of its key issues, the reading, and discussion of classic texts and the analysis of the impact they had, throughout the history of political thought. Beginning to question what is politics, by the end of the class, the student is expected to:

- make an appropriate use of the political lexicon;
- be aware of the permanence and obsolescence of some traditions of thought in the contemporary political debate;
- be able to identify and analyze the differences between classical, modern and contemporary political theories;
- be able to examine, describe and compare how different approaches work to solve a given political issue;
- be able to write a paper and make a presentation on a selected topic in political theory, with a historical awareness.
The course is devoted to the study and analysis of the Dialogue of the government of Florence written by Francesco Guicciardini

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Zancarini, Jean-Claude Una scommessa di Machiavelli Ronzani 2017

Assessment methods and criteria

The Final Exam will be an oral exam about the topics discussed during the course. The final result will be composed of oral exam (80%) and class participation (20%)
Readings:

Jean-Claude Zancarini, Una scommessa di Machiavelli, Vicenza, 2017

A complete list of readings will be circulated at the beginning of the course.

Those students who are unable to attend the entire course should contact me by email (paolo.carta@unitn.it)

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018