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POLITICAL THOUGHT OF GLOBALIZATION
PENSIERO POLITICO DELLA GLOBALIZZAZIONE

Marx as a Thinker of Globalization, and the Non-european Marxism
Marx pensatore della globalizzazione e il marxismo non europeo

A.Y. Credits
2021/2022 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Stefano Visentin After the classes
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English Spanish
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

International Politics, Society, Economics (LM-62)
Curriculum: POLITICO SOCIALE
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Learning Objectives

The course on Political Thought of Globalization aims to offer to the students a general and critical knowledge of the political (and also partially economical, juridical and social) phenomenons of the global age; at the same time, it aims to give the students the basic tools in order to understand the fundamental changing of the modern political lexicon and its concepts, such as nation-state, citizenship, democracy, civil society and so on.

From a methodological perspective, the course is organized in order to allow the students to afford the analysis of some recent events by reading and discussing in the class newspaper articles or journal essays.

Program

Karl Marx was not only the principal critic of capitalist society, but also the one who took the global character of the former. This intuition was subsequently taken up by numerous scholars, who in the last few decades have discovered an important anticipation of some aspects of the present globalization in Marxian reflection: firstly, the tendency of capital to expand itself into every nation and among every people, and secondly, that of overcoming the boundaries between states in the name of creating a world market, in which goods, money and labor power circulate without barriers.

This course is divided into two parts. The first part aims to retrace some of Marx's analysis of the creation of the world market and the theory of colonization, starting from the writings on the political and economic development of some extra-European countries, in particular India and China.

The second part takes into account the revival of Marx's thought by non-European scholars and political activists, with the aim of assessing the weight of Marx's work in anti-colonial struggles and the post-colonial debate.

Bridging Courses

No bridging courses.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

At the end of the course the students must have developed the following abilities and competences:

1. contextualize the complexity of the studied topics and recongnize them in similar political and social situations;

2. clearly communicate to expert and non-expert interlocutors the theoretical achievements of the studied analysis, by a genetical reconstrucion and a focusing on the problematic issues;

3. acquire a critical and autonomous ablity to afford social and political themes (both in method and in contents) similar to those considered duting the course.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Whenever any set text is not procurable, it will be made available in Pdf format on the Moodle platform of the course.


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Mainly frontal lecture, with the possibility for the students to intervene with detailed studies and in collective discussions.

Morevore, it is expected that during the course some scholars from the University of Urbino or from other universities will be invited to give lectures about topics related to the course subjects.

Attendance

No attendance is requested.

Course books

F. Engels, K. Marx, India Cina Russia, Milano, Il Saggiatore, 2008

K. Marx, Il capitale, vol. 1, capp. 24 (La cosiddetta accumulazione originaria) e 25 (La moderna teoria della colonizzazione), edizione a scelta dello studente

Global Marx. Capitale, tempo e spazio nella storia mondiale, a cura di M. Battistini, E. Cappuccilli, M. Ricciardi, Roma, Meltemi, 2020, i seguenti capitoli: P. Rudan, La natura artificiale e la storia genetica del capitale. Marx e la moderna teoria della colonizzazione; M. Battistini, Tra schiavitù e free labor. Marx e la guerra civile americana; L. Basso, Dalla Comune al comunismo? Marx e la Russia; G. Grappi, Marx e l'India (e la Cina)

Marx nei margini. Dal marxismo nero al femminismo postcoloniale, a cura di M. Mellino e A.R. Pomella, Roma, Alegre, 2020, i seguenti capitoli: M. Mellino e A.R. Pomella, Disattivare la piega bianca del marxismo; M. Mellino, Il marxismo indigeno di José Carlos Mariategui; P. Rudan, Gayatri Spivak e il femminismo come critica globale; L. Apa, Decolonizzazione, rivoluzione e cultura in Amilcar Cabral; M. Pala, Il marxismo romantico di Raymond Williams.

Assessment

Oral examinations, directed to verify both the ability to synthesize information and the comunicative and the expressive skills of the students, as well as the achievement of the suitable political language.

Excellent grades will be awarded for: good critical and in-depth skills; the ability to link together the main themes addressed in the course; the use of appropriate language with respect to the specific nature of the discipline.

The following will result in fair grades: the student's possession of a mnemonic knowledge of the contents; a relative critical capacity and the ability to link the themes dealt with: the use of appropriate language.

Sufficient assessments will result in: the student's attainment of a minimal knowledge of the topics dealt with, despite the presence of some formative gaps; the use of inappropriate language.

Negative assessments will be given: difficulty in orienting the student with regard to the topics dealt with in the examination texts; gaps in training; use of inappropriate language.

During the course, students will be given the opportunity to present papers or oral presentations on specific topics, aimed at assessing the acquisition of a critical capacity on the part of the student, which will contribute to determining the final grade.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Mainly frontal lecture, with the possibility for the students to intervene with detailed studies and in collective discussions.

Morevore, it is expected that during the course some scholars from the University of Urbino or from other universities will be invited to give lectures about topics related to the course subjects.

Attendance

No attendance is requested.

Course books

F. Engels, K. Marx, India Cina Russia, Milano, Il Saggiatore, 2008

K. Marx, Il capitale, vol. 1, capp. 24 (La cosiddetta accumulazione originaria) e 25 (La moderna teoria della colonizzazione), edizione a scelta dello studente

Global Marx. Capitale, tempo e spazio nella storia mondiale, a cura di M. Battistini, E. Cappuccilli, M. Ricciardi, Roma, Meltemi, 2020, i seguenti capitoli: P. Rudan, La natura artificiale e la storia genetica del capitale. Marx e la moderna teoria della colonizzazione; M. Battistini, Tra schiavitù e free labor. Marx e la guerra civile americana; L. Basso, Dalla Comune al comunismo? Marx e la Russia; G. Grappi, Marx e l'India (e la Cina)

Marx nei margini. Dal marxismo nero al femminismo postcoloniale, a cura di M. Mellino e A.R. Pomella, Roma, Alegre, 2020, i seguenti capitoli: M. Mellino e A.R. Pomella, Disattivare la piega bianca del marxismo; M. Mellino, Il marxismo indigeno di José Carlos Mariategui; P. Rudan, Gayatri Spivak e il femminismo come critica globale; L. Apa, Decolonizzazione, rivoluzione e cultura in Amilcar Cabral; M. Pala, Il marxismo romantico di Raymond Williams.

Assessment

Oral examination, directed to verify both the ability to synthesize information and the comunicative and the expressive skills of the students, as well as the achievement of the suitable political language.

Excellent grades will be awarded for: good critical and in-depth skills; the ability to link together the main themes addressed in the course; the use of appropriate language with respect to the specific nature of the discipline.

The following will result in fair grades: the student's possession of a mnemonic knowledge of the contents; a relative critical capacity and the ability to link the themes dealt with: the use of appropriate language.

Sufficient assessments will result in: the student's attainment of a minimal knowledge of the topics dealt with, despite the presence of some formative gaps; the use of inappropriate language.

Negative assessments will be given: difficulty in orienting the student with regard to the topics dealt with in the examination texts; gaps in training; use of inappropriate language.

Notes

The student can request to sit the final exam in English with a bibilography to be chosen upon aggreement with the lecturer.

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