Scheda programma d'esame
RELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI AVANZATE: METODI E CONCETTI
ENRICO CALOSSI
Anno accademico2020/21
CdSSTUDI INTERNAZIONALI
Codice257QQ
CFU6
PeriodoSecondo semestre

ModuliSettoreTipoOreDocente/i
RELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI AVANZATE: METODI E CONCETTISPS/04LEZIONI42
MASSIMILIANO ANDRETTA unimap
ENRICO CALOSSI unimap
EUGENIO PIZZIMENTI unimap
Obiettivi di apprendimento
Learning outcomes
Conoscenze

Alla fine del corso lo studente acquisirà conoscenze sui metodi di ricerca qualitativi e quantitativi utilizzati per l'analisi politologica e sui concetti più importanti utilizzati nelle relazioni internazionali. Inoltre analizzerà alcuni importanti attori della politica globale.

Knowledge

At the end of the course the student will have acquired knowledge over qualitative and quantitative methods for political science analysis and over important concepts used in International Relation, and over some important actors of the global politics.

Modalità di verifica delle conoscenze

La verifica delle conoscenze avverrà tramite un esame orale che si svolgerà all'inizio della sessione di esame.

Assessment criteria of knowledge

The assessment of the acquired knowledge will be done through oral questions due at the beginning of each exam’s session.

Capacità

Alla fine del corso lo studente sarà capace di presentare oralmente i problemi relativi ai metodi quantitativi e qualitativi usato nella scienza politica, ai concetti usati nelle relazioni internazionali e ad alcuni importanti attori della politica globale.

Skills

At the end of the course the student will be able to orally present problems related to the qualitative and quantitative methods used in political science, to the concepts used in International Relations, and to some important actors of the global politics.

Modalità di verifica delle capacità

Durante la sessione d'esame, si svolgerà un'intervista orale, attraverso la quale gli studenti saranno valutati nella loro capacità di presentare oralmente i problemi relativi ai metodi quantitativi e qualitativi usati nella scienza politica, ai concetti usati nelle relazioni internazionali e ad alcuni importanti attori della politica globale. 

Assessment criteria of skills

During the exam’s sessions, an oral interview will be held, through which students will be evaluated in their ability to orally present problems relevant to the qualitative and quantitative methods used in political science, the concepts used in International Relation, and to some important actors of the global politics.

Attending students can prepare presentations on some empirical cases among those suggested by the teacher. The evaluation of the ability to interpret these empirical cases through the lenses of the IR theories will be performed with an oral presentation in class.

Comportamenti

Gli studenti potranno acquisire e sviluppare una sensibilità particolare verso i problemi inter-statali e apprenderanno i metodi relativi per studiare questi problemi.

Gli studenti acquisiranno le competenze e lo stile adatto per partecipare in seminari con esperti.

Behaviors

Students could acquire and develop sensitivity to the problems of inter-State relations and will learn their relative methods to study those problems.

Students will acquire the appropriate skills and style for their participation in seminars with external and expert personnel.

Modalità di verifica dei comportamenti

La sensibilità sviluppata sui problemi delle relazioni tra stati e sui metodi acquisiti sarà verificata tramite il dibattito in classe, che sarà sempre favorito e stimolato.

Durante i seminari, l'insegnante valuterà la capacità e lo stile degli studenti per porre questioni e domande agli speaker invitati.

Assessment criteria of behaviors

Sensitivities developed on the problems of inter-State relations and on relevant methods will be verified through an in-class debate, which will always be favored and stimulated.

During seminars, the teacher will evaluate the appropriate skills and style of the students to ask questions to the external speakers.

Prerequisiti (conoscenze iniziali)

Si suggerisce che lo studente abbia, in precedenza, una buona conoscenza della geografia fisica e politica e che sia sufficientemente informato sui problemi attuali dello scenario internazionale.

L'abitudine a leggere quotidiani, riviste, periodici e siti web sulle Relazioni Internazionali è incoraggiata.

Inoltre, anche la frequenza, in precedenza, di corsi di RI può essere di aiuto.

Prerequisites

The student is suggested to have a prior good knowledge of physical and political geography and to be sufficiently aware of the current problems in international scenario.

The habit of reading newspapers, magazines, journals and web-blogs on IR is recommended.

Previous attending of IR classes is welcome.

Indicazioni metodologiche
  • Il corso si svolgerà tramite lezioni face-to-face.
  • Durante il corso, potranno essere ospitati seminari con esperti di relazioni internazionali.
  • Lo studente può interagire con l'insegnante direttamente in classe, negli orari di ricevimento (indicati sulla pagina web del docente) o tramite e-mail inviate al docente.
  • La partecipazione degli studenti in classe è fortemente incoraggiata.
Teaching methods
  • The course will be conducted through face-to-face lessons.
  • During the course, seminars may be held by the teacher with the presence of IR experts.
  • The student can interact with the teacher directly in class, at the office hours (see teacher’s web-page on the Department’s website), or by e-mails addressed to the teacher.
  • Students’ participation and debate in class are strongly encouraged.
Programma (contenuti dell'insegnamento)

Lo scopo del corso è triplice. Nella prima parte del corso (tenuto dai prof. Pizzimenti e Andretta) saranno presentati metodi qualitativi e quantitativi per l'analisi delle scienze politiche. La seconda e terza parte del corso (insegnata da Enrico Calossi) presenterà importanti teorie e concetti utilizzati nelle relazioni internazionali e tratterà alcuni importanti attori della politica globale (l'Unione Europea).

In dettaglio, nella prima parte, il corso mira a fornire agli studenti le conoscenze di base nel campo del metodo comparato; secondo, il corso intende introdurre la logica del design e dei metodi della ricerca qualitativa. Particolare attenzione sarà riservata alla "quest for common standards”, focalizzando la discussione della metodologia sulla convergenza e la divergenza tra approcci qualitativi e quantitativi. Il corso fornirà un'istantanea degli strumenti più utilizzati per la ricerca qualitativa, nonché linee guida pratiche per condurre analisi comparative di un piccolo numero di casi ("piccolo N") e molte (potenziali) variabili.

La seconda parte del corso (tenuta da Enrico Calossi), grazie alle conoscenze teoriche e alle teorie apprese nei corsi di base sulle relazioni internazionali (come realismo, liberalismo, costruttivismo, economia politica internazionale, etc.), presenterà e affronterà alcuni concetti importanti che definiscono e modellano l’ambiente internazionale, come egemonia, potere, attori non statali, religione, alleanze, cooperazione, ecc.

Anche la terza parte del corso è tenuta da Enrico Calossi e affronterà il ruolo di importanti organizzazioni internazionali, n particolare, quello dell'Unione Europea, concentrandosi sul funzionamento delle sue istituzioni principali (Commissione, Parlamento, Consigli), sul suo policy making e su alcune politiche fondamentali (ad esempio, l'Unione Economica e Monetaria, la Politica Agricola Comune, etc.).

Syllabus

The aim of the course is threefold. In the first part of the course (taught by prof. Pizzimenti and Andretta), qualitative and quantitative methods for political science analysis will be presented. The second part of the course (taught by Enrico Calossi), will present important concepts used in International Relation, while the third part (also under responsibility of Enrico Calossi) will deal with some important actors of the global politics (precisely, the European Union).

In details, in the first part, the course aims at providing students with the basic knowledge in the field of the comparative method; second, the course is intended to introduce the logic of qualitative research design and methods. Particular attention will be paid to the “quest for common standards”, by focusing the discussion of methodology on convergence and divergence between qualitative and quantitative approaches.  The course will provide a snapshot of the most employed tools for qualitative research as well as practical guidelines to conduct comparative analysis of a small number of cases (“small N”) and many (potential) variables.

The second part of the course, thanks to the theoretical knowledge and theories learned in basic international relations courses (Realism, Liberalism, International Political Economy, Constructivism, etc.), will present and address some important concepts that define and shape an international milieu, such as hegemony, power, non-state actors, religion, alliances, cooperation, etc.

In the third part of the course (taught by Enrico Calossi) also the role of an important international organization will be addressed: the European Union, by analysing its most significant institutions (the Commission, the European Council and the Council of the European Union, the European Parliament), its policy making and some of its policies (e.g. the Economic and Monetary Union, The Common Agricultural Policy, etc.).

Bibliografia e materiale didattico

Letture fondamentali

  1. Sartori G (1970), Concept Misformation in Comparative Politics. In ‘American Political Science Review’, 64: 4, 1033-1053;
  2. Collier D (1993), The Comparative Method. In Finifter AW (ed) Political Science: The State of the Discipline II. Washington: APSA Press.
  3. Peter G (1998) Comparative Politics. Theory and Methods. London: MacMillan (Chapter 3)
  4. Brady, H. and D., Collier (eds), (2004), Rethinking Social Inquiry: Diverse Tools, Shared Standards. Lanham et al: Rowman & Littlefield
  5. Collier, D. (2011), Understanding Process Tracing. In “PS: Political Science and Politics”, 44, No 4: 823-30;
  6. Jackson, Robert, Georg Sørensen, Jorgen Moller (2019), “Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches”, OUP Oxford. Pp. 3-287. 
  7. Cini, M., & Borragán, N. P. S. (Eds.). (2019). European union politics. Oxford University Press. (Capitoli 2,3, 10, 11, 12, 16, 23, 24)

Letture aggiuntive

  1. Brady HE and Collier D (eds) (2004), Rethinking Social Inquiry. Lahnam: Rowman and Littlefield.
  2. Peter G (1998) Comparative Politics. Theory and Methods. Londo: MacMillan (Chapter 2)
  3. AAVV (2010), Debate: Has Comparative Politics Lost its Way?. Collection of articles in “European Political Science”, Vol. 9, N. 1, pp. 34-82;
  4. King, G. et al. (1994), Designing Social Inquiry. Princeton (NJ), Princeton University Press;
  5. (2013), Symposium: Process Tracing. Collection of articles in “European Political Science”, Vol. 12, N. 1, pp. 1-85;
  6. Barnett, M., & Duvall, R. (Eds.). (2004). Power in global governance (Vol. 98). Cambridge University Press.
  7. Worth, O. (2015). Rethinking hegemony. Macmillan International Higher Education. 3. US Hegemony; Ch. 4. Hegemony Gramsci and World Politics
  8. Veebel, V., & Markus, R. (2015). Lessons from the EU-Russia sanctions 2014-2015. Baltic Journal of Law & Politics, 8(1), 165-194.
  9. Thomas, Scott. The global resurgence of religion and the transformation of international relations: The struggle for the soul of the twenty-first century. Springer, 2005. The whole book.
  10. San-Akca, Belgin. States in disguise: causes of state support for rebel groups. Oxford University Press, 2016. The whole book.
  11. Cogan, J. K., Hurd, I., & Johnstone, I. (Eds.). (2016). The Oxford handbook of international organizations. Oxford University Press. The whole Book.
  12. Weiss, T. G., David P Forsythe, et al. (2018). The United Nations and changing world politics. Routledge. The whole Book.
  13. Bardi, Luciano and Eugenio Pizzimenti (2013), “Old logics for new games: the appointment of the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy”, Contemporary Italian Politics 5 (1), 55-70.
  14. Calossi, Enrico (2016), Anti-Austerity Left Parties in the European Union. 4. Transnational coordination and integration of the Left
  15. Calossi, Enrico (2017). “Toward European Electoral and Party Systems”, in Vai, Lorenzo, Tortola, Pierdomenico, and Pirozzi, Nicoletta (eds) “Governing Europa. How to Make the EU more Efficient and Democratic”. Brussels: Peter Lang, pp. 91-110.
  16. Moschella, Manuela (2010) “Governing Risk. The IMF and Global Financial Crises”, Springer. The whole Book.
  17. Collins, B. J. (2011). NATO: A Guide to the Issues. ABC-CLIO. 4. Atomic War, Ch. 5. Coping with a Changing World, Ch. 6. Questions of the Past and of the Future, Ch. 7. NATOs Next Strategic Concept, Ch. 8. Where and Who Is NATO?

  

Internet links

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • https://web.archive.org/web/20070528190354/http://www.hoover.org/publications/digest/3058266.html

 

  • https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-17/melania-trump-s-slovenia-would-pick-russian-over-u-s-protection; https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/08/23/in-global-popularity-contest-u-s-and-china-not-russia-vie-for-first/

 

  • https://www.oxfordre.com/politics/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.001.0001/acrefore-9780190228637-e-122

 

  • http://www.armedgroups.net/

 

 

  • https://www.imf.org;

 

  • https://www.wto.org;

 

 

 

 

 

  • https://www.nato.int/
Bibliography

Compulsory readings

    1. Sartori G (1970), Concept Misformation in Comparative Politics. In ‘American Political Science Review’, 64: 4, 1033-1053;
    2. Collier D (1993), The Comparative Method. In Finifter AW (ed) Political Science: The State of the Discipline II. Washington: APSA Press.
    3. Peter G (1998) Comparative Politics. Theory and Methods. London: MacMillan (Chapter 3)
    4. Brady, H. and D., Collier (eds), (2004), Rethinking Social Inquiry: Diverse Tools, Shared Standards. Lanham et al: Rowman & Littlefield
    5. Collier, D. (2011), Understanding Process Tracing. In “PS: Political Science and Politics”, 44, No 4: 823-30;
    6. Jackson, Robert, Georg Sørensen, Jorgen Moller (2019), “Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches”, OUP Oxford. (Pp. 3-287.)
    7. Cini, M., & Borragán, N. P. S. (Eds.). (2019). European union politics. Oxford University Press. (Chs 2,3, 10, 11, 12, 16, 23, 24)

 Further Readings

  1. Brady HE and Collier D (eds) (2004), Rethinking Social Inquiry. Lahnam: Rowman and Littlefield.
  2. Peter G (1998) Comparative Politics. Theory and Methods. Londo: MacMillan (Chapter 2
  3. AAVV (2010), Debate: Has Comparative Politics Lost its Way?. Collection of articles in “European Political Science”, Vol. 9, N. 1, pp. 34-82
  4. King, G. et al. (1994), Designing Social Inquiry. Princeton (NJ), Princeton University Press;
  5. (2013), Symposium: Process Tracing. Collection of articles in “European Political Science”, Vol. 12, N. 1, pp. 1-85;
  6. Barnett, M., & Duvall, R. (Eds.). (2004). Power in global governance (Vol. 98). Cambridge University Press.
  7. Worth, O. (2015). Rethinking hegemony. Macmillan International Higher Education. 3. US Hegemony; Ch. 4. Hegemony Gramsci and World Politics
  8. Veebel, V., & Markus, R. (2015). Lessons from the EU-Russia sanctions 2014-2015. Baltic Journal of Law & Politics8(1), 165-194.
  9. Thomas, Scott. The global resurgence of religion and the transformation of international relations: The struggle for the soul of the twenty-first century. Springer, 2005. The whole book.
  10. San-Akca, Belgin. States in disguise: causes of state support for rebel groups. Oxford University Press, 2016. The whole book.
  11. Cogan, J. K., Hurd, I., & Johnstone, I. (Eds.). (2016). The Oxford handbook of international organizations. Oxford University Press. The whole Book.
  12. Weiss, T. G., David P Forsythe, et al. (2018). The United Nations and changing world politics. Routledge. The whole Book.
  13. Bardi, Luciano and Eugenio Pizzimenti (2013), “Old logics for new games: the appointment of the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy”, Contemporary Italian Politics 5 (1), 55-70.
  14. Calossi, Enrico (2016), Anti-Austerity Left Parties in the European Union. 4. Transnational coordination and integration of the Left
  15. Calossi, Enrico (2017). “Toward European Electoral and Party Systems”, in Vai, Lorenzo, Tortola, Pierdomenico, and Pirozzi, Nicoletta (eds) “Governing Europa. How to Make the EU more Efficient and Democratic”. Brussels: Peter Lang, pp. 91-110.
  16. Moschella, Manuela (2010) “Governing Risk. The IMF and Global Financial Crises”, Springer. The whole Book.
  17. Collins, B. J. (2011). NATO: A Guide to the Issues. ABC-CLIO. 4. Atomic War, Ch. 5. Coping with a Changing World, Ch. 6. Questions of the Past and of the Future, Ch. 7. NATOs Next Strategic Concept, Ch. 8. Where and Who Is NATO?   

Internet links

Indicazioni per non frequentanti

ll 33% del voto finale viene assegnato da un esame (orale o scritto) basato sulla prima parte del corso.

Il 67% del voto finale è dato dall’esame orale sulla seconda parte.

L'esame orale consiste in un colloquio tra il candidato e l'insegnante o uno dei suoi collaboratori.

L'esame non viene superato se il candidato dimostra di non essere in grado di esprimersi chiaramente e di utilizzare la terminologia corretta o se il candidato mostra ripetutamente l'incapacità di mettere in relazione parti del programma e le nozioni che deve usare per rispondere appropriatamente a una domanda.

Non-attending students info

33% of final mark is given by an exam (oral or written) based on the first part of course.

67% of grades is given by and oral exam on the second part.

The oral examination consists of an interview between the candidate and the teacher or one of his collaborators.

The exam is not passed if the candidate shows that he or she is not able to express himself clearly and use the correct terminology or if the candidate repeatedly shows the inability to relate parts of the program and notions he / she must use in order to respond appropriately to a question.

Modalità d'esame

ll 33% del voto finale viene assegnato da un esame (orale o scritto) basato sulla prima parte del corso.

Il 67% del voto finale è dato dall’esame orale sulla seconda parte.

L'esame orale consiste in un colloquio tra il candidato e l'insegnante o uno dei suoi collaboratori.

L'esame non viene superato se il candidato dimostra di non essere in grado di esprimersi chiaramente e di utilizzare la terminologia corretta o se il candidato mostra ripetutamente l'incapacità di mettere in relazione parti del programma e le nozioni che deve usare per rispondere appropriatamente a una domanda.

Per gli studenti frequentanti può avvenire che il 40% del punteggio della seconda parte dell'esame sia dovuto a una prova orale e il 27% alla valutazione della presentazione di uno studente in classe.

Assessment methods

33% of final mark is given by an exam (oral or written) based on the first part of course.

67% of grades is given by and oral exam on the second part.

The oral examination consists of an interview between the candidate and the teacher or one of his collaborators.

The exam is not passed if the candidate shows that he or she is not able to express himself clearly and use the correct terminology or if the candidate repeatedly shows the inability to relate parts of the program and notions he / she must use in order to respond appropriately to a question.

For the attending students, it is possible that 40% of the second part exam is due to an oral exam and 27% given by the evaluation of a student’s presentation in class.

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