Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2021/2022
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANIZATION SCIENCE AND LABOUR CONSULTANCY
Location: 
Napoli
Disciplinary sector: 
HISTORY OF POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS (SPS/03)
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
1
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
First Semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

Italian

Course description

The course aims to provide the students with the fundamental elements of theory and history of institutions, comparing the main european experiences of statual civilization between themselves.

Prerequisites

Syllabus

The course focuses on the relationship between social mentality, i9nsitutions and economic development, pointing out the reasons that determine the wealthness of certain countries and the misdevelopment of others. Furthermore, the main steps on the european socio-institutional development will be singled out and read through the middle age genesys of the modern english and french states (Strayer). Finally, the fundamental influence of educational processes on healthy governance practices will be carefully studied (Amighetti, Scognamiglio, Filangieri).

Teaching Methods

The course is structured by frontal lectures and multimedia labs where the students, under the lead of selected PhD students, and working as a team, will produce an original PowerPoint elaborate. Two literature contributes will be placed side to side with the main course bibliography, to stimulate critical spirit and dialogic. In order to get the students closer to cultural institutions they will be asked to personally subscribe to a municipal library and to independently consult a text of their choosing, which has to be useful for the elaboration of the final PowerPoint. Furthermore, three movies regarding the subjects of the course will be shown during the lessons.

Textbooks

Propedeutic reading suggestions:

1) Roy Lewis, Il più grande uomo scimmia del Pleistocene, Adelphi, Milano 2001.
2) Italo Calvino, Il barone rampante, Mondadori, Milano 2010.

Program of study:

1) Joseph Reese Strayer, Le origini dello Stato moderno, Celuc, Milano 1975.

2) Syllogis of History of Institutions:
a) Roland Mousnier, Istituzioni e società, in La Costituzione nello Stato assoluto, a cura di F. Di Donato, Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, Napoli 2002, pp. 3-31.
b) Sonia Scognamiglio, Dall’impatto economico alla civilizzazione istituzionale. L’itinerario serendipitiano di un grande visionario delle scienze sociali, in «Le Carte e la Storia», 2/2016, pp. 24-32.
c) Douglass Cecil North, Istituzioni, in «Le Carte e la Storia», 2/2016, pp. 7-23.
d) Daren Acemoglu, James Robinson, Prosperità e povertà, in Perché le nazioni falliscono, Il Saggiatore, Milano 2013, pp. 81-108.
e) Sonia Scognamiglio, Istituzioni, mentalità sociale e sviluppo economico, in «QA – Rivista dell’associazione Rossi-Doria, 2/2014, pp. 141-162.
f) Richard Sennett, Il grande turbamento. Come la Riforma trasformò la collaborazione, in Insieme. Rituali, piaceri, politiche della collaborazione, Feltrinelli, Milano 2014, pp. 111-146.
g) Niall Ferguson, Società civili e società incivili, in Il grande declino. Come crollano le istituzioni e muoiono le economie, Mondadori, Milano 2013, pp. 90-108.
h) Robert Putnam, Spiegazione del rendimento delle istituzioni, in La tradizione civica nelle regioni italiane, Mondadori, Milano 1994, pp. 97-140.
i) Robert Putnam, Reciprocità, onestà e fiducia e Democrazia, in Capitale sociale e individualismo, Il Mulino, Bologna 2005, pp. 165-183 e 411-428.
l) Luis D. Herrera Amighetti, Educazione familiare e governabilità in Sud America, in M. Marini (a cura di), Le buone abitudini. L’approccio culturale ai problemi dello sviluppo, Donzelli, Roma 2016, pp. 193-205.
m) Seymour M. Lipset, Gabriel S. Lenz, Corruzione, mentalità e mercati, trad. it. da Corruption, Culture and Markets, in L. Harrison, S. P. Huntington, Culture matters. How values shape human progress, Basic Books, New York 2000, pp. 112-140.

3) Sonia Scognamiglio, Educazione morale, istruzione pubblica e civilizzazione istituzionale in Gaetano Filangieri (in corso di stampa).

Learning assessment

Followers: Frequency rate of the course and the labs of 70% at least; production of an original PowerPoint group-conceived and discussed on the examination day.

Non-followers: study of the bibliography listed above. Oral examination.

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