School of Political Sciences – 2020/2021 Edition

Program 2020/2021

Lessons are held every Friday, online on the Everywhere platform between 16pm and 00pm, starting from 19 March 00 for a total of 5 hours.

The School is open to all UNINT students. The number of credits to be awarded to each student is determined by the respective Faculty to which they belong.

Registration method: send an email from your University mailbox to the address, writing in the subject "enrollment in the School of Political Sciences" and indicating in the body of the email your name and surname, the Faculty you belong to and your enrollment number by 05.03.2021

Participants will be issued a certificate of attendance under the following conditions:

  • participation in at least 80% of lessons;
  • final interview on a topic chosen by the student and agreed with the scientific committee.


The School will be open to an external public, subject to agreements reached with the scientific committee.

In the academic year 2020/2021 the School proposes a program divided into two cycles: the first, of a political-institutional nature, has as its theme "Fragments from the First Republic: leaders, parties, democracy in the twilight years".

This cycle examines the season preceding the decline of the First Republic and the inevitable transition towards the new time, marked by the advent of the Berlusconi era, which finds its ideal epiphany with the fall of the Berlin Wall, in 1989. At the center of the in-depth analysis, therefore, is placed the time that starts from the "season of rights", which was born at the end of the Sixties, close to the student and workers' struggles of 1968 and had its culmination in the Seventies, with the legislative achievements represented by the statute of workers' rights, healthcare reform, democracy in schools, and, through the use of the referendum instrument, the opening of the new chapter of civil rights. The highly controversial season saw the alternation of lights and shadows, of historic conquests in terms of rights and the emancipation of social categories, and of dramatic wounds inflicted on the living body of Italian society by terrorism. Witnesses of this time in the political and institutional world were, among others, some protagonists such as Nilde Iotti, Marco Pannella, Bettino Craxi, Giulio Andreotti, Giorgio Almirante and Aldo Moro who represent, in a perspective no longer chronicled and therefore net of any ideology or prejudice, the bearers of distant political visions yet united by a pragmatic sense of political action, exercised with certainly different styles and sensitivities, in which, however, the push of ideological prejudice did not prevail over realism. The thought, the contribution to political culture, to parliamentary life, to the government and to the opposition of some protagonists of the First Republic will be explored in depth through analyzes and multi-voiced debates aimed at representing, in terms of legal, historical and political research and in a dimension attentive to the needs of teaching, the content of relevant political experiences in the institutional dialectics of the so-called First Republic. Furthermore, two events will be dedicated to the centenary of the Communist Party, analyzed from the point of view of historical perspective and from the point of view of political action in the First Republic.

A second cycle of the School will be characterized by lessons related to historical perspective, geopolitical current affairs and gender policies. The lessons of the two cycles will alternate.