The course aims at analysing the difficult path in reconstructing the Italian State, in the post-war period, from the political as well as the social points of view. In particular emphasis will be given to the process of legitimation carried on by the Italian political parties and to the present difficult relationship between politics and citizens.
1) S. Colarizi, Storia politica della Repubblica. Partiti, movimenti e istituzioni. 1943-2006, Laterza
2) G. Orsina, La democrazia del narcisismo. Breve storia dell'antipolitica, Marsilio, 2018
3) L. Di Nucci, La democrazia distributiva: saggio sul sistema politico dell'Italia repubblicana, Il Mulino, 2016
The students, who did not take an exam in Contemporary History in a previous three-year course of study, are requested to contact the professor in order to modify the program.
The syllabus aims at deepening and expanding the Students’ knowledge about some themes regarding Italian history during the Republican age, starting from the second post-war period. Referring to the general objectives, and taking into account the objectives referred to the Course of Study, at the end of the course the students will have to reach a critical attitude which allows them to evaluate the cause-effect relationships of the historical events; they will have to analyze the historical phenomena; to compare historical events; carry out a scientific research; make comparisons with other disciplines on some historical aspects (such as Literature or Anthropology). As regards the specific objectives of the discipline, students will have to gain a correct command of the specific historical language referred to the studied contents; they will have to carry out an archival research; to know the historiography about specific themes; they will have to collect bibliographic material and information; to grasp connections of events; to prepare a history lesson on a set theme; to report to the working group on a specific topic; to write a text with notes; to know how to analyze a political case in a critical way.