Numero di crediti :9

Semestre : 1° semestre

Political Development and Democratic Transition: general theory and the southern Caucasus and Azerbaijan case study

Settore scientifico disciplinare : SPS/11

Numero di crediti :9

Tipologia corso:corso

lingua: inglese

Data inizio corso: Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

Semestre : 1° semestre

Iscrizione al corso : Closed
Obiettivi formativi:

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. 

Contenuto e articolazione del corso:

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. 

Conoscenze e competenze che saranno acquisite:

the skills offered at this course will be the theorical and practical understanding of political development in transition countries

Prerequisiti ed eventuali propedeuticità:

a general knowledge of contemporary history and international relations is prefered but not mandatory. 

Modalità di valutazione dell'apprendimento e prova d'esame:

oral exam but papers are accepted if properly requested. 

A chi è rivolto il corso:

the course is aimed to first year students of the Master of Science in International Cooperation 

Come ottenere la tesi:

contact prof. Pommier. 

Metodi didattici:

interactive lessons with involvment of students, seminars, and audiovisual material. 

Modalità di valutazione della frequenza:

attendign students must attend at least 70% of the classes 

Testi d'esame:

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