CONTEMPORARY HISTORY

Academic Year 2016/2017 - 1° Year - Curriculum Curriculum unico / L-40

Learning Objectives

  • Patterns of industrialization and social stratification

    Master the essential events of the contemporary history. At the end of the course the student will be able to understand the historical roots of socio-economic and political current reality.

  • Political Systems of Mass Society

    Master the essential events contemporary history in order to understand the social and political processes of the twentieth century by identifying the different institutional contexts and of the socio-economic issues related to them.

  • Geopolitics of International Relations

    A better understanding of international issues relevant to the twentieth century in its historical dimension with special attention to the methodology of historical research in close interdisciplinary connection with the other social sciences


Detailed Course Content

  • Patterns of industrialization and social stratification

    Industrialization; Imperialism; The Mass society; Italy in the new century; The First World War; Russian revolution; Political and Economic Consequences of the Great War.

  • Political Systems of Mass Society

    Postwar period and the Rise of Fascism - The Crisis of 1929 - New Deal - Weimar Germany - Nazism – The Fascist regime in Italy; The Age of Totalitarianism – At the beginning of the decolonization process; The Second World War- The Republic in Italy - Golden Age - Welfare state .

  • Geopolitics of International Relations

    The Cold War - The Process of Decolonization – The Golden Age - The Dètente of International Relations - The crisis of 1973; The question of the Middle East - Collapse of the Soviet system - The European Union.


Textbook Information

  • Patterns of industrialization and social stratification

    G. Sabbatucci, V. Vidotto, Il mondo contemporaneo.Dal 1848 ad oggi, Editori Laterza, Roma Bari 2014, capp.7-8-10-13-14-15-16

  • Political Systems of Mass Society

    G. Sabbatucci, V. Vidotto, Il mondo contemporaneo.Dal 1848 ad oggi, Editori Laterza, Roma -Bari 2014, capp. 17-18-19-20-21-22-25-29

  • Geopolitics of International Relations

    G. Sabbatucci, V. Vidotto, Il mondo contemporaneo.Dal 1848 ad oggi, Editori Laterza, Roma -Bari 2014, capp. 23-24-26-27-28-31-32 -33