Written - Oral
The student must be able to use critically different theoretical and analytical approaches in the discipline of International Relations (IR) in order to
analyse events and trends in the contemporary international system;
look at historical events from the point of view of IR
get an idea of contemporary debates in academic IR.
The course is divided into two parts. In the first one I deal with the main theoretical traditions of IR. In the second I deal with the issues of conflict, war and peace.
The theory of IR in historical and political thought from the ancient to the modern age. The long XIX century. IR: logics and method. Levels of analysis. The Realist tradition. The liberal tradition. Decision theory. The critical tradition. Post-modernism and constructivism. International Political Economy. Strategy and strategic studies. European foreign policy.
Theory of conflict. War and its causes. Peace and international order. International historical systems. Multi-polar and bipolar systems. The end of the cold war. War and peace in the contemporary international system.
Emidio Diodato (a cura di), Relazioni Internazionali: dalle tradizioni alle sfide, Carocci, Roma 2013.
R. Ragionieri, Pace e guerre nelle relazioni internazionali, Carocci, Roma 2008.
The exam can be given in two different formats: attending and non attending students.
Each module is divided into frontal lessons and seminars. The proof of the first module consists in a written test (with open and multiple choice)