Academic Year 2019/2020 - 1° Year

Course Structure

This course has a seminar format. The first part of the course - lectures from Nov. to Dec. - relies upon compulsory lectures (see selected chapters of the Routledge handbook on Mediterranean Politics). Students are required to to read texts beforehand so to actively participate in the class debate. The second part of the course (January) relies upon students’ presentations. Students illustrate individually or in group (2/3 presenters) the content of a few selected readings with the support of a ppt or prezi presentation. This seminar format fosters autonomous learning and the elaboration of personal opinions and critical stances on Mediterranean Politics.

Detailed Course Content

In order to understand Euro-Mediterranean relations, this course investigates relations between regional and global actors (in particular EU, USA and Southern Mediterranean Countries), state and non-state actors (e.g. political parties and civil society organizations). It explores the most relevant on-going processes in the Mediterranean area (EMP/UfM, ENP, NATO Mediterranean Dialogue, etc.) and crucial issues such as regional territorial disputes, the lack of democracy, security, terrorism, migration, energy security, maritime security, etc.

Textbook Information

R. Gillespie and F. Volpi (eds), Routledge Handbook of Mediterranean Politics, Routledge, 2017, chapters: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 17, 32

A selected reference list is provided to students via Studium to prepare PPT or PREZI's presentations.