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OBIETTIVI FORMATIVI DEL CORSO / COURSE FORMATIVE OBJECTIVES:

The course aims to investigate the transformation of modern democracies in the context of the process of Europeanization and internationalization of domestic politics. It is divided in three parts:

(1) the first part consists of the comparative analysis of the political institutions of contemporary democracies, focusing in particular on the established nation states. Here the aim of this part is to show the functional and institutional differences between nation states and unions of states;

(2) the second part consists of a specific institutional analysis of the European Union (EU), the United States (US) and Switzerland as the most significant examples of democratic unions of states. The aim of this part is to compare unions of states.

(3) the third part  brings the above macro-comparison between EU and US to the micro-level of comparing the policy-making structure in the EU and US of two crucial policies: foreign policy and economic policy. The aim of this part  is to understand how the two unions of states have dealt with the financial crisis and international governance.

The lectures are based on the following texts:

  1. Fabbrini and R. Marchetti (eds), 2016. Still a Western World? Continuity and Change in Global Order, London, Routledge.
  2. Fabbrini, 2015. Which European Union? Europe After the Euro Crisis, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  3. Fabbrini, 2010, Compound Democracies: Why the United States and Europe Are Becoming Similar, Oxford: Oxford University Press, second updated edition.
  4. Fabbrini, 2008. America and Its Critics: Virtues and Vices of the Democratic Hyperpower, Cambridge: Polity Press.

 

PREREQUISITI / PREREQUISITES:                                                                                                                                             

Undergraduate degree in Political Sciences.

CONTENUTI DEL CORSO / COURSE CONTENTS:                                                                                                        

Comparative analysis of democratic political systems in Europe and the United States. Institutional features of the European Union and the United States. Economic and foreign policy-making in the European Union and the United States. Relations between democracy and global governance.

PROGRAMMA ESTESO E MATERIALE DIDATTICO DI RIFERIMENTO:
SETTIMANA 1, LEZIONE 1 / EXTENDED PROGRAM AND REFERENCE READING MATERIAL: WEEK 1, LESSON 1:

How to study contemporary democracies: the comparative method

  1. Fabbrini (with Patrick Dibere Molutsi), Comparative Politics, entry for the International Encyclopedia of Political Science, edited by Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser and Leonardo Morlino, London, Sage, Volume 2, 2012, pp. 342-359 (see instructor’s personal page); S. Fabbrini, Which European Union? Europe After the Euro Crisis, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (Ch. 7). S. Fabbrini, Compound Democracies: Why the United States and Europe Are Becoming Similar, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010 (Ch.1).

 

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SETTIMANA 1, LEZIONE 2 / EXTENDED PROGRAM AND REFERENCE READING MATERIAL: WEEK 1, LESSON 2:     

State, nation and democracy: introduction to the basic concepts of comparative political analysis.

  1. Fabbrini, Compound Democracies: Why the United States and Europe Are Becoming Similar, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010 (Ch. 2).

                                                                                                                                                                                  

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SETTIMANA 2, LEZIONE 1 / EXTENDED PROGRAM AND REFERENCE READING MATERIAL: WEEK 2, LESSON 1:                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Political development in Europe: internal differentiation

  1. Fabbrini, Compound Democracies: Why the United States and Europe Are Becoming Similar, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010 (Ch.3);

PROGRAMMA ESTESO E MATERIALE DIDATTICO DI RIFERIMENTO:
SETTIMANA 2, LEZIONE 2 / EXTENDED PROGRAM AND REFERENCE READING MATERIAL: WEEK 2, LESSON 2:     

Political development  in the United States: the transatlantic divide

  1. Fabbrini, America and Its Critics: Virtues and Vices of the Democratic Hyperpower, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2008 (Ch.2); S. Fabbrini, Compound Democracies: Why the United States and Europe Are Becoming Similar, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010 (Ch.2).

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

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SETTIMANA 3, LEZIONE 1 / EXTENDED PROGRAM AND REFERENCE READING MATERIAL: WEEK 3, LESSON 1:                                                                                                                                                                                     

State and market relations in Europe and the United States

  1. Fabbrini, Compound Democracies: Why the United States and Europe Are Becoming Similar, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010 (Ch.4); S. Fabbrini, America and Its Critics: Virtues and Vices of the Democratic Hyperpower, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2008 (Ch.4).

 

PROGRAMMA ESTESO E MATERIALE DIDATTICO DI RIFERIMENTO:
SETTIMANA 3, LEZIONE 2 / EXTENDED PROGRAM AND REFERENCE READING MATERIAL: WEEK 3, LESSON 2:   

Is the US a democracy for rich?

  1. Fabbrini, America and Its Critics: Virtues and Vices of the Democratic Hyperpower, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2008 (Ch.4).

 

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SETTIMANA 4, LEZIONE 1 / EXTENDED PROGRAM AND REFERENCE READING MATERIAL: WEEK 4, LESSON 1:  

Comparing different political patterns in Europe: models of democracy

  1. Fabbrini, Compound Democracies: Why the United States and Europe Are Becoming Similar, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010 (Ch.5);

                                                                                                                                                                   

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SETTIMANA 4, LEZIONE 2 / EXTENDED PROGRAM AND REFERENCE READING MATERIAL: WEEK 4, LESSON 2:             

Politics in the United States: a democracy without people?

  1. Fabbrini, America and Its Critics: Virtues and Vices of the Democratic Hyperpower, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2008 (Ch.3).

 

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SETTIMANA 5, LEZIONE 1 / EXTENDED PROGRAM AND REFERENCE READING MATERIAL: WEEK 5, LESSON 1:    

Institutionalization of the European Union

  1. Fabbrini, Which European Union? Europe After the Euro Crisis, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015 (Ch. 1); S. Fabbrini, Compound Democracies: Why the United States and Europe Are Becoming Similar, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010 (Ch.7).

 

PROGRAMMA ESTESO E MATERIALE DIDATTICO DI RIFERIMENTO:
SETTIMANA 5, LEZIONE 2 / EXTENDED PROGRAM AND REFERENCE READING MATERIAL: WEEK 5, LESSON 2:                                                                                                                                                                                                 

The European Union and the Lisbon Treaty: the two constitutions 

  1. Fabbrini, Which European Union? Europe After the Euro Crisis, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015 (Chapters 2-3); S. Fabbrini, Compound Democracies: Why the United States and Europe Are Becoming Similar, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010 (Ch.7)

 

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SETTIMANA 6, LEZIONE 1 / EXTENDED PROGRAM AND REFERENCE READING MATERIAL: WEEK 6, LESSON 1:                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Perspectives on the European Union: economic community and intergovernmental union

  1. Fabbrini, Which European Union? Europe After the Euro Crisis, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015 (Chapters 4-5)

 

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SETTIMANA 6, LEZIONE 2 / EXTENDED PROGRAM AND REFERENCE READING MATERIAL: WEEK 6, LESSON 2:                                                                                                                                                                                         

Perspectives on the European Union: parliamentary union

  1. Fabbrini, Which European Union? Europe After the Euro Crisis, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015 (Ch. 6)

 

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SETTIMANA 7, LEZIONE 1 / EXTENDED PROGRAM AND REFERENCE READING MATERIAL: WEEK 7, LESSON 1:                                                                                                                                                                                                

Institutionalization and constitutionalization of the United States

  1. Fabbrini, Compound Democracies: Why the United States and Europe Are Becoming Similar, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010 (Ch.6).

 

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SETTIMANA 7, LEZIONE 2 / EXTENDED PROGRAM AND REFERENCE READING MATERIAL: WEEK 7, LESSON 2:                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Presidentialization of US politics: a plebiscitary democracy?

  1. Fabbrini, America and Its Critics: Virtues and Vices of the Democratic Hyperpower, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2008 (Chapters1 -2); S. Fabbrini, Compound Democracies: Why the United States and Europe Are Becoming Similar, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010 (Ch. 6).

 

PROGRAMMA ESTESO E MATERIALE DIDATTICO DI RIFERIMENTO:
SETTIMANA 8, LEZIONE 1 / EXTENDED PROGRAM AND REFERENCE READING MATERIAL: WEEK 8, LESSON 1
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Compound unions: the EU in comparative perspective

  1. Fabbrini, Which European Union? Europe After the Euro Crisis, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015 (Ch. 8); S. Fabbrini, Compound Democracies: Why the United States and Europe Are Becoming Similar, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010 (Ch. 8 and 9)

 

PROGRAMMA ESTESO E MATERIALE DIDATTICO DI RIFERIMENTO:
SETTIMANA 8, LEZIONE 2 / EXTENDED PROGRAM AND REFERENCE READING MATERIAL: WEEK 8, LESSON 2:

A new political order in Europe

  1. Fabbrini, Which European Union? Europe After the Euro Crisis, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015 (Ch. 9).

 

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SETTIMANA 9, LEZIONE 1 / EXTENDED PROGRAM AND REFERENCE READING MATERIAL: WEEK 9, LESSON 1:                                                                                                                                                                                       

An introduction to foreign policy analysis (FPA)

  1. Hill, The Changing Politics of Foreign Policy, New York, Palgrave, 2003 (Ch.2) (see instructor’s personal page).

 

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SETTIMANA 9, LEZIONE 2 / EXTENDED PROGRAM AND REFERENCE READING MATERIAL: WEEK 9, LESSON 2:     

The domestic sources of foreign policy

  1. Hill, The Changing Politics of Foreign Policy, New York, Palgrave, 2003 (Chapters 3-4) (see instructor’s personal page).

 

PROGRAMMA ESTESO E MATERIALE DIDATTICO DI RIFERIMENTO:
SETTIMANA 10, LEZIONE 1 / EXTENDED PROGRAM AND REFERENCE READING MATERIAL: WEEK 10, LESSON 1:       

Foreign policy-making structures in the European Union

  1. Fabbrini, ‘Dysfunctional domestic politics: Dilemmas for the US and the EU in a changing world’, in Raffaele Marchetti and Sergio Fabbrini (eds.) Still a Western World? Continuity and Change in Global Order, London, Routledge, 2016, pp. 135-155.
  2. Fabbrini, Compound Democracies: Why the United States and Europe Are Becoming Similar, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010 (Ch.8).

 

PROGRAMMA ESTESO E MATERIALE DIDATTICO DI RIFERIMENTO:
SETTIMANA 10, LEZIONE 2 / EXTENDED PROGRAM AND REFERENCE READING MATERIAL: WEEK 10, LESSON 2:                                                                                                                                                                          

Foreign policymaking in the European Union after the Lisbon Treaty.

  1. Fabbrini, ‘The European Union and the Libyan Crisis’, International Politics, 51, n.2, 2014, pp. 177-195; DOI:10.1057/ip.2014.2.

 

PROGRAMMA ESTESO E MATERIALE DIDATTICO DI RIFERIMENTO:
SETTIMANA 11, LEZIONE 1 / EXTENDED PROGRAM AND REFERENCE READING MATERIAL: WEEK 11, LESSON 1:                                                                                                                                                                         

Foreign policy-making structures in the United States

  1. Fabbrini, America and Its Critics: Virtues and vices of the Democratic Hyperpower, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2008 (Ch. 5); S. Fabbrini, Compound Democracies: Why the United States and Europe Are Becoming Similar, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010 (Ch.6); D. Sicurelli and S. Fabbrini, ‘An institutional approach to foreign policy-making: the EU, the USA and crisis management in Africa’, Journal of Transatlantic Studies,12, n.1, 2014, pp. 41-61; DOI: 10.1080/14794012.2014.871433; http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14794012.2014.871433 (see instructor’s personal page).

 

PROGRAMMA ESTESO E MATERIALE DIDATTICO DI RIFERIMENTO:
SETTIMANA 11, LEZIONE 2 / EXTENDED PROGRAM AND REFERENCE READING MATERIAL: WEEK 11, LESSON 2:       

Evaluating the foreign policy of the US with the Obama’s presidency: case studies                                                                                                                                                    

  1. Fabbrini and A. Yossef, ‘Obama’s Wavering: US Foreign Policy on the Eyptian Crisis, 2011-13, Contemporary Arab Affairs, 8, n.1, 2015, pp. 65-80 (see instructor’s personal page); S. Fabbrini and A. Yossef, ‘Obama in the Middle East: Why He Needs European Support’, European Political Science, 10, n. 1, 2011, pp. 36-43 (see instructor’s personal page); S. Fabbrini, ‘Anti-Americanism and US Foreign Policy: Which Correlation?’, International Politics, 47, n.6, 2010, pp. 557-573 (see instructor’s personal page).

 

PROGRAMMA ESTESO E MATERIALE DIDATTICO DI RIFERIMENTO:
SETTIMANA 12, LEZIONE 1 / EXTENDED PROGRAM AND REFERENCE READING MATERIAL: WEEK 12, LESSON 1:                                                                                                                                                                                 

The financial crisis and its answers: the EU and the US

  1. Fabbrini, ‘Beyond Intergovernmentalism: The Puzzle of European Economic Governance’, in Maria Joao Rodrigues and Eleni Xiarchogiannopoulou (eds.), The Eurozone Crisis and the Transformation of EU Governance: Internal and External Implications, Farnham: Ashgate, 2014, pp. 59-70 (see instructor’s personal page).

 

PROGRAMMA ESTESO E MATERIALE DIDATTICO DI RIFERIMENTO:
SETTIMANA 12, LEZIONE 2 / EXTENDED PROGRAM AND REFERENCE READING MATERIAL: WEEK 12, LESSON 2:

The EU and US in the international system: democracy and global governance

  1. Fabbrini and R. Marchetti (eds.). Still a Western World? Continuity and Change in Global Order, London, Routledge, 2016
  2. Fabbrini, ‘After Globalization: Western Power in a Post-Western World’, Online Journal of Global Public Policy, http:// www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/global-governance/after-globalization-western-power-post-western-world, October, 2010 (see instructor’s personal page).

 

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