School of Political Sciences – 2021/2022 Edition

La School of Political Sciences, now in its ninth edition, rests on two pillars: political-constitutional, with particular reference to the evolution of Italian institutional and economic life, e historical and internationalistic, with attention to the dynamics of the Mediterranean area and the Eurasian quadrant.

The training course is aimed at comprehension and to the analysis of the most significant ones socioeconomic and political variables in Italy, in Europe and on the global stage. Both the training and research activities provided by the School are inspired by the constitutional principles of political, ideological, religious and cultural pluralism, understood as vivifying elements of a democratic system with the aim of increasing among citizens, in particular among young people, awareness of the rights linked to citizenship and active participation in decision-making processes.

The School also intends to prepare methodological and cognitive tools for those who work in the political field, in the world of work, in public administrations and in associations and, by combining knowledge from different fields, ensures training based on adequate knowledge and culture of political and social phenomena in their historical evolution in the context of national and international references.

To this end, collaboration is ensured with the political and cultural training centers present in national and international institutions and the drawing, for higher education and research activities, of qualified resources of teachers, represented by the academic world and experts in the field. cultural world and political institutions and the various productive areas of the country system.

Scientific Committee

Alfonso Quaranta 
President
PRESIDENT EMERITUS
OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

Ciro Sbailò 
Didactic Coordinator
DEAN OF THE FACULTY
OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
AND PSYCHO-SOCIAL DYNAMICS UNINT

Vincenzo Lippolis 
Manager
UNINT LECTURER

Giuseppe Pisicchio 
Scientific manager
for the political-institutional area
UNINT LECTURER

Antonella Ercolani 
Scientific manager for the area
of history and international politics
UNINT LECTURER

Members

Francisco Matte Bon 
RECTOR UNINT

Maurizio Finicelli 
CHAIRPERSON
OF UNINT ADMINISTRATION

Mariagrazia Russo 
DEAN OF THE FACULTY
OF INTERPRETING AND TRANSLATION UNINT

Alessandro De Nisco 
DEAN OF THE FACULTY
OF ECONOMICS UNINT

Danilo Breschi 
UNINT LECTURER

Ulderico Parente 
UNINT LECTURER

Giuseppe Parlato 
UNINT LECTURER

Lessons will be held every Wednesday in mixed mode in person and online on the platform Everywhere between 14pm and 00pm starting from 16 May 00.

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.

How to register:

Send an e-mail from your University mailbox to the address scuolapolitica@unint.eu, writing in the subject "School of Political Sciences registration" and indicating in the body of the e-mail your name and surname, the Faculty you belong to and the serial number by May 12, 2022.

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.

Hybrid and asymmetrical. A roadmap for the new political narrative in the age of emergency

An unfortunate astral conjunction has meant that for at least three years the narrative of politics and its institutional projection have taken on the canons of emergency, abandoning the usual interpretations.

First, the pandemic event, unpredictable and unsettling in its intensity and duration, intervened to alter the way of being of public space, conditioning not only the political dialectic but also the institutional declination of the choices made (think of the still open debate on the Prime Ministerial Decrees issued by the government authority to deal with the health emergency), modifying the very expressiveness of public discourse (think of the massive intervention of digital communication technologies as an alternative to presence). After the pandemic, the tragedy of Ukraine, with its load of consequences, symbolic (it is a war event taking place near the heart of Europe), geopolitical (the role of the EU, the role of NATO, the issue of European defense ), economic (the problem of energy supply, the sanctions imposed by the EU on the Russian aggressor, the consequences, with regressive risk, on the national economy), humanitarian (war crimes and the explosion of the migratory flow towards 'Europe), communicational (the acrimony of war reporting that brings every detail of the horror into the homes of Italians). The extent and dramatic nature of the emergencies have, therefore, occupied the entire public debate, thus also veiling the difficulties in which politics and institutions were struggling and which emerged clearly in the troubled path that led to the new seven-year term of President Mattarella. Because, even if due to a happy heterogeneity of ends the choice of the great electors was able to guarantee to Italians the return to the Quirinale of a figure who represents, by unanimous consideration of doctrine, politics and people, one of the most appreciated experiences at the top of the State for constitutional balance and sensitivity, the uncertainties that preceded it have highlighted the difficulty that characterizes Italian politics, the crisis of the party form both with reference to the dynamics linked to internal democracy and the processes that lead to the contestability of the leaders, and having regarding the ideological-value references and the forms of its organization and its relationship with the electoral body. To this crisis must also be added the uncertainty with which Italy is preparing to face the imminent new legislature, with a Parliament reduced by around 40% of its members and in the absence of the necessary reforms to allow its start without obstacles of nature regulatory and constitutional.

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