Acquire a deeper and more sophisticated knowledge of the origins and the historical development of Western political thought, particularly in relation to the history of Europe and the current debate on the connection between the pluralist experience of Nation-States and the recent development of the european construction.
- This course will help students to understand the main themes and authors of the Western political tradition in the historical contexts where they developed.
- Students are expected to be able to analyze and interpret past and present national and international political scenarios.
- They are also supposed to elaborate an independent critical textual analysis, and to associate different authors to their political thoughts.
- By analyzing political thinkers’ thought on the controversial issues of national and european identities, students will be able to clearly develop critical ideas on the main questions related to modern and contemporary politics.