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The course aims at introducing and discussing some of the major issues concerning political philosophy, especcially those related to the contemporary global challenges that interest this field of research
Revolution, public happiness and the “Arab springs”: towards a rethinking of political agency.
What is – and what has been – Revolution? Is it still possible today to speak of a revolutionary political change? The course aims at analysing the historical and conceptual origin of the term ‘Revolution’, moving from the political experiences of modern revolutions (in particular the American and French ones) and verify its possible validity in interpreting recent contemporary experiences. In particular, the course will examine the political phenomena that have recently been called “Arab springs”, by focusing on the Egyptian case
By relying on analyses of direct witnesses, protagonists and analysts, we will investigate if and how a “Revolution” has taken place, form which causes, according to which modalities, with which effects. During the course journalists who have been present during the turbulent democratic uprisings of the period 2010-2011 will come and share with the students their professional experience.
H. Arendt, Sulla rivoluzione, Torino, Einaudi 2009
P. Schiera, voce: “Stato moderno” in N. Bobbio, N. Matteucci, G. Pasquino, Dizionario di politica, Torino, UTET 200410. Testo disponibile su piattaforma e-learning di ateneo
G. Pasquino, voce: “Rivoluzione” in N. Bobbio, N. Matteucci, G. Pasquino, Dizionario di politica, Torino, UTET 200410. Testo disponibile su piattaforma e-learning di ateneo.
M. Campanini, (a cura di), Le rivolte arabe e l’Islam: la transizione incompiuta, il Mulino, Bologna 2013.
A. Soueif, Il Cairo. La mia città, la nostra rivoluzione, Donzelli, Roma 2013 http://www.donzelli.it/libro/9788860367587
|Soueif, Ahdaf||Il Cairo. La mia città, la nostra rivoluzione||Donzelli||2013|
|Campanini, Massimo||Le rivolte arabe e l'Isalm||Il mulino||2013|
|Arendt, Hannah||Sulla rivoluzione||Einaudi||2009||9788806200305|
oral exam with the possibility to personalize the presentation