Political philosophy and journalism (m) (2016/2017)

Course code
4S02361
Name of lecturer
Olivia Guaraldo
Coordinator
Olivia Guaraldo
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
SPS/01 - POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. IIA, Sem. IIB

Lesson timetable

Sem. IIA

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Sem. IIB
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 4:50 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1  
Friday 4:50 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.5 from Apr 24, 2017  to Jun 7, 2017

Learning outcomes

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

Syllabus

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

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
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

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam with the possibility to personalize the presentation

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017