The course proposed furnishing students with the tools needed for a critical reading of the main events that govern world politics.
Basic notions of the Economy, History, Politcal Geography and Macro-Economics
The course is divided into two parts. The first takes into consideration the evolution of the theoretical concepts relative to the Geography of Under Deveolpment. The second part concentrates on the principal themes that govern global dialectics, such as demography, environmental problems, regional conflicts and imbalances, linking them to the economic cycle under way. Case studies of exam'ple realities of current wold dynamics will be include.
Lectures and projections of relevant films.
Students must draft an essay which will be discussed in class, on a topic of the course to be defined with the professor. The examination includes an oral test on the notes plus the contents of the essay.
Attendance is obligatory Students not attending the course for reasons related to internship, Erasmus etc.., must contact the professor to define the title of an essay to present before the exam and furnish adequate documentation.
J.D. Sachs, "The Age of the Sustainable Development", Columbia University Press, 2015; C.H. Hedges, "Death of the Liberal Class", Nation Books, New York, 2012; F. Bourguignon, "The Globalisation of Inequality", Princeton, 2015.