Numero di crediti :9
Political Development and Democratic Transition: general theory and the southern Caucasus and Azerbaijan case study
Settore scientifico disciplinare : SPS/11
Numero di crediti :9
Data inizio corso: Wednesday, 19 September, 2018Semestre : 1° semestre
the learning outcomes are a general understanding of the guiding principles of political sociology and the relations between social phenomena and the development of a poltical system and how and when democracy develops following an authoritarian rule. A major section of the course will be devoted to the case study of post soviet states in Caucasus with a special focus on Azerbaijan.
the first part of the course will deal with politival international hisotry of XX and XXI century, the concept of political development and the relation between political system and social change. The secon part of the course will offer a deep knowledge of a crucial part of the world in economic and geopolitical terms.
the skills offered at this course will be the theorical and practical understanding of political development in transition countries
a general knowledge of contemporary history and international relations is prefered but not mandatory.
oral exam but papers are accepted if properly requested.
the course is aimed to first year students of the Master of Science in International Cooperation
contact prof. Pommier.
interactive lessons with involvment of students, seminars, and audiovisual material.
attendign students must attend at least 70% of the classes
The course in divided in two parts: the former about general theory and dynamics of democratization process and the latter about Azerbaijan and the Caucasus. Attending students can choose two books among the four suggested. Non attending students must study all following four books.
Richard Ned Lebow, National Identities and International Relations, Cambridge University Press 2016
Larry Diamond (ed.) Authoritarianism goes global: the Challenge to Democracy, Johns Hopkins University Press 2016
Svante Cornlell, Azerbaijan since Independence, M. E. Sharpe 2011
Thomas de Waal, Black Garden. Armenia and Azerbaijan through Peace and War, NYU Press 2013
- the era of the Cold War
- Decolonization process
- the crisis of democracy in the western world: the 70's
- the end of the Cold War: the 80's
- the third wave of democracy
- The sources of social power
- the surge of authoritarianism
- nagornokarabakhmediation.ppt (2)_0.pptx