HISTORY OF POLITICAL DOCTRINES

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in History and Stories of the Contemporary World
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2019/2020
Year: 
2
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2020/2021
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
8
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
64
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (64 hours)
Requirements: 

None.

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

To investigate the foundations of the history of political thought, the course proposes the study of the main authors of political thought in the modern and contemporary age up to the end of the 20th century.
Among the educational objectives and learning outcomes are indicated:
- knowledge of the main political doctrines developed between the modern and the contemporary age
- ability to understand and explain political doctrines (including mastery of political vocabulary)
- ability to deepen the arguments through a critical reading of classical texts and a critical evaluation of the problems that emerge in a framework of autonomy of judgment.

The course addresses the main authors of political thought in modern and contemporary times through the analysis of the works of the main and classic interpreters: among them Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Smith, Hume, Constant, Montesquieu, Tocqueville up to the democratic radicalism of J. J. Rousseau and the socialism of K. Marx.
During the course, special attention will be devoted to highlight the relationship between thought and action, between political idea and political facts and, in other words, between the theories of political doctrines and their translation into different forms of government and organizations in modern and contemporary times in order to reflect on the transformations of democracies in the post-bipolar age.

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