Anno accademico 2017/2018 - 1° anno

Prerequisiti richiesti


Frequenza lezioni


Contenuti del corso

This course offers to students advanced knowledge of political science about the key policy-making institutions and selected policies of the world political system. Focus is on the lessening throughput of American hegemony institutions and policies and on the next structure of government of the global political system.

Testi di riferimento

Attinà Fulvio (2011), The global political system, Palgrave Macmillan

Programmazione del corso

 ArgomentiRiferimenti testi
1Explaining and understanding global politics 
2Hegemonic-order theory 
3Policy-making institutions and structure of government  
4Hegemony and change in the global system 
5The contemporary global system 
6Political Islam and the global system 
7The next global system 
8Security policy 
9Global policies 


Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

Students are assessed for the active participation in the class debate and the quality of the discussion papers and ‘final paper’. The latter is the approx. 6000-word-long analysis of one of the class themes. The paper is forwarded by email to the instructor by the exam date.

Prove in itinere

All the students will participate in the class discussions. They are required to study the chapter on schedule and write a two-page ‘discussion paper’ before the class. The discussion paper is the outline of the key points, concepts, and terms of the chapter, and the student’s remarks about the chapter topics and issue(s). The paper is sent by email to the instructor before the lesson day (normally by Saturday).