The first part of the Course (Dottrine politiche europee) will focus on an analysis of the origin and development of the main concepts in the ancient and modern Western political thought, by the study of the most significant authors. In the second part (Storia delle dottrine politiche) the attention will be directed to the study of constitutional thought before and following the american and the european revolutions.
1. M. D’Addio, Storia delle dottrine politiche, Genova, ECIG, 2002, the chapters: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 31, 32.
2. R. Gherardi (a cura), La politica e gli Stati. Problemi e figure del pensiero occidentale, Carocci, Roma 2004. First Part, the chapters, capitoli 1,2,4,6,7,8,9.
Second Part, chapters: Burke, Sieyès, Kant, Fichte, Hegel, Constant, Tocqueville, Mill, Marx, Mosca, Weber, Dewey, Kelsen, Schmitt, Arendt.
3. M. Fioravanti, Costituzione, Il Mulino, Bologna 1999.
4. M.L. Lanzillo (a cura), Libertà¸ Laterza, Roma-Bari 2008.
Frontal lessons, during which will be analyzed parts of the main classic texts of the political thought.
Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam with open-ended questions on the main arguments. It’s possible to take oral examination.
Integrated Exam (Storia delle Dottrine Politiche + Dottrine Politiche Europee)