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School of Economics and Political Science
HUMAN RIGHTS AND MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE
Course unit
HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS
EPP3050083, A.A. 2014/15

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2014/15

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
HUMAN RIGHTS AND MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE
EP1980, Degree course structure A.Y. 2013/14, A.Y. 2014/15
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ANTONIO VARSORI SPS/06

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses SPS/06 History of International Relations 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 45 105.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 22/09/2014
End of activities 24/01/2015
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2013 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: The stedent must possess an adequate knowledge of the 20th century history of international relations. In case he does not possess such a knowledge he'll have to contact Prof. Varsori, who'll give him suggestions for further reading.
Target skills and knowledge: At the end of the course the student will have to demonstrate a definite knowledge of the developments, characters and of goals of the major international organizations (League of Nations, United Nations Organization, etc.) from the historical viepoint. Moreover he will have to demonstrate his capacity to put the issue of the historyt of the international organizations in q wider perspective which will take into consideration the development of the international system during the 20th century and the early decades of the 21st century.
Examination methods: The exam will be an oral one.
Assessment criteria: The student will be evaluated on the basis of his critical knwowledge of the events related to the history of the international organizations.
Course unit contents: The course will deal with the following topics: a) the origins and characters of the League of Nations, b) the main events and theb weaknessess of the League of Nations, c) the origins and the creation of the UNO, d) achiements and failures of the United Nations during the Cold War era, e) the creation of other international organization, with a special emphasis on the creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, f) the creation of supra-national communities (the ECSC, the EEC, the EU), g) the Conference on the European Security and Cooperation, h) the development of thr UNO in the post- Cold War period, i) the main characters and problems of the present day international system
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course is organized on the basis of lectures given by the professor who is charge of the course.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The student will have to study the suggested text-books. The attendance is strongly reccomended
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Mark Mazower, Governing the World. The History of an Idea. London: Penguin Books, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo