Syllabus query



Academic Year/course: 2017/18

327 - Master's in Modern History

66647 - Diplomacy, war and peace in the 20th century


Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
2017/18
Subject:
66647 - Diplomacy, war and peace in the 20th century
Faculty / School:
103 - Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
Degree:
327 - Master's in Modern History
ECTS:
5.0
Year:
1
Semester:
Second Four-month period
Subject Type:
Optional
Module:
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1.4. Activities and key dates

See the academic calendar of the University of Zaragoza (http://academico.unizar.es/calendario-academico/calendario) and the website of the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts (Schedule of classes: https://fyl.unizar.es/horario-de-clases#overlay-context=horario-de-clases;Examination schedule: https://fyl.unizar.es/calendario-de-examenes#overlay-context=)

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5.1. Methodological overview

See "Learning activities" and "Syllabus".

More information will be provided on the first day of class.

5.2. Learning tasks

  • Theoretical lectures.

  • Practical lectures.

  • Individual work.

  • Personal study.

  • Assessment activities

5.3. Syllabus

The course will address the following topics:

Topic 1. States, nations, social movements. State practice and the nation at the upsurge of mass society.

Topic 2. Liberalism: validity and crisis of a nineteenth-century model. The Western particularity.

Topic 3. Models for mass politics: Russian revolution, the Soviet state construction and  the Third International.

Topic 4. Models for mass politics: Fascism as a movement. Ideological bases and political practice. Italy, Germany.

Topic 5. Stalinism. The political practice of the USSR and its East European expansion.

Topic 6. Fascism: Diversification, expansion, the shaping of empires and wars.

Topic 7. Political regimes of the Cold War. The Western democratic model after 1945. Participation, pluralism and the welfare state. Its non-democratic allies.

Topic 8. Political regimes of the Cold War. The Soviet model; from dependence to de-stalinization. China. The communist model in the Third World.

Topic 9. The mechanisms of global or regional political integration: towards the dissolution of the state or the reaffirmation of the nation?. The emergence of supranational mechanisms after 1945: UN, European Union, international organizations ...

Topic 10. The limits of participation in the post-Cold War democracy: the democracy as show-business; strong-man-democracy; formalized democracy. The goal of enhancing real democracy and good governance.

5.4. Course planning and calendar

See the academic calendar of the University of Zaragoza (http://academico.unizar.es/calendario-academico/calendario) and the website of the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts (Schedule of classes: https://fyl.unizar.es/horario-de-clases#overlay-context=horario-de-clases; Examination schedule: https://fyl.unizar.es/calendario-de-examenes#overlay-context=)

More information will be provided on the first day of class

5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources

  • Zorgbibe, Charles. Historia de las relaciones internacionales. 1, De la Europa de Bismark hasta el final de la Segunda Guerra Mundial Madrid : Alianza, D.L. 1997
  • Berstein, Serge. Los regímenes políticos del siglo XX : para una historia política comparada del mundo contemporáneo / Serge Berstein . - [1a. ed.] Barcelona : Ariel, 1996
  • Hobsbawm, Eric J.. Historia del siglo XX : 1914-1991 / Eric Hobsbawm . - [1ª ed., 7ª reimp.] Barcelona : Crítica, 1998
  • TODOROV, T.. Memoria del mal, tentación del bien : indagación sobre el siglo XX / T.Todorov. Barcelona : Peninsula, 2002
  • JUDT, T.. Posguerra : una historia de Europa desde 1945 / T. JUDT. Madrid : Taurus, 2006
  • Procacci, Giuliano. Historia general del siglo XX / Giuliano Procacci . Barcelona : Crítica, D.L. 2001 [Parte Tercera y Cuarta]