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HISTORY AND POLITIC OF INTERNATIONAL AID
STORIA E POLITICA DEGLI AIUTI INTERNAZIONALI

A.Y. Credits
2021/2022 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Igor Pellicciari
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English German Russian
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: COMUNE
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Learning Objectives

The course provides a historical, theoretical and operational\technical perspective of the evolution of Foreign \ International Aid as one of the emerging tools of foreign policy among sovereign States and International Organizations.

The final objective is to explain how Aidhas become a new powerful political instrument of the traditional State power policies at international level, with competing Donors often having greater political interests than Recipients, despite the general rhetoric of coordination. 

The course will refer almost exclusively to public funded Aid policies with related Actors, types of assistance and scenarios of intervention over the last three decades with particular focus to the post-soviet and post-war transitions environments. 

Program

1. Aid as a political category. The multiple dimensions of Aid interventions. 

2. International Aid in the context of International Law and International Relations

3. International Aid between Idealism and Realism. The Soft Power approach.  

4. Framing the operational definition of International Public Aid Policies

5. International Aid and Sanctions

6. International Aid in the XIX century

7. Historical Periodization of International Aid policies after World War II

8. Evolution of International Aid Policies since the fall of the Berlin wall. 

9. Typologies of Actors, Types of assistance and Scenarios of Intervention

10.  Donors- Recipients dynamics of political interaction

11.  Post-war International Aid in Western Balkans

12. Post-soviet International Aid in Russia

13.  Recipient Countries as re-emerging and new Donors 

14.  Evolution of the use of Technical Assistance programmes (1989-today)

15. Project programming, design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Comparative practical challenges, procurement and political implications for Donors and Recipients. 

16. Case sector study: International Aid towards Justice reform in post-war and post-soviet environments.

17.  Trends in the evolution of aid intervention models.

18.  Practical simulations of project design in post-war and post-soviet transitions. 

Bridging Courses

A basic knowledge of the main International Relations developments of the XX century (in particular related to the collapse of the Soviet Union and to the Western Balkans conflict) is recommended 

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

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Traditional classes will be integrated with conferences and thematic seminars on key topics of the course, inclusing some simulation sessions om Aid-Assistance project\programme design.  

Attendance

Students are invited to a minimum 70% class attendance. 

Course books

Selected parts of the follwing reading list: 

LAHIRI, S. Theory and Practice of Foreign Aid, Elsevier, Amsterdam

DI NOLFO E., Prima lezione di Storia delle Relazioni Internazionali, Bari, Editori Laterza

DUFFIELD, M. Aid Policy and post-modern conflict: a critical review, University of Birmingham, Birmingham

FURIA A. The Foreign Aid Regime, Palgrave Mcmillan, London & New York

PELLICCIARI, I. Il Governo dell’Aiuto, in Studi Urbinati, 1/2018,

VAN DER VEEN, M. , Ideas, Interest and Foreign Aid, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

CARBONE, M The European Union and International Development: The Politics of Foreign Aid. Routledge, London \New York

PELLICCIARI, I. Feeding the Trojan Horse: International Aid Policies to NGOs(1990-2015) in MARCHETTI, R. (ed.) (2016), Partnership in International Policy Making, Palgrave, Macmillan, London \ New York, pp. 293 – 310

PELLICCIARI, I. Aiuti ai Nemici, Sanzioni agli Amici, in LIMES, 1\2016, pp. 66-77

PELLICCIARI, I. Aiuti come Armi. La Russia in cerca di Soft Power”, in LIMES, 3/2015, pp.159-167

Assessment

Oral exam. The assessment will also take into consideration the quality of eventual presentatinos\papers produced by the students throughout the course.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Selected parts from the reading list indicated below and eventual other materials\documents agreed with the Professor. 

Attendance

Non attending students are invited to contact in due time the Profrssor in order to agree on a specific educational programme and to define the topic for a paper that is to be drafted by each student. 

Course books

Selected parts from the following reading list: 

LAHIRI, S. Theory and Practice of Foreign Aid, Elsevier, Amsterdam

DI NOLFO E., Prima lezione di Storia delle Relazioni Internazionali, Bari, Editori Laterza

DUFFIELD, M. Aid Policy and post-modern conflict: a critical review, University of Birmingham, Birmingham

FURIA A. The Foreign Aid Regime, Palgrave Mcmillan, London & New York

PELLICCIARI, I. Il Governo dell’Aiuto, in Studi Urbinati, 1/2018,

VAN DER VEEN, M. , Ideas, Interest and Foreign Aid, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

CARBONE, M The European Union and International Development: The Politics of Foreign Aid. Routledge, London \New York

PELLICCIARI, I. Feeding the Trojan Horse: International Aid Policies to NGOs(1990-2015) in MARCHETTI, R. (ed.) (2016), Partnership in International Policy Making, Palgrave, Macmillan, London \ New York, pp. 293 – 310

PELLICCIARI, I. Aiuti ai Nemici, Sanzioni agli Amici, in LIMES, 1\2016, pp. 66-77

PELLICCIARI, I. Aiuti come Armi. La Russia in cerca di Soft Power”, in LIMES, 3/2015, pp.159-167

Assessment

Oral exam on the course topics as well as on the paper prepared by the student. 

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