History and Politics of Modern Italy: Twentieth Century (ISI)
- Department: Liberal Arts
- Area: History
- Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 45
- Course Number (SRISA): HIST 3304
- Course Number (Maryville University): HIST 343
How to make democracy work in a country that at the beginning of the 20th century was the first to create a new, ultra-nationalist, authoritarian type of government, i.e. Fascism?
This course has been designed to review and examine the Modern Political History of Italy from the First World War to the end of the 20th century. After a short overview over the longer Italian History, the main areas of focus will be: the Rise and Fall of Italian Fascism, the Second World War and the Cold War, the Workings of Governing Institutions in the Post-War Period (there will be detailed discussion of the New Constitution and of the Creation of a Democratic, Political System, the Role of the Church, of Political Parties and Movements, the European Unification Process, Black and Red Terrorism, as well as Political Corruption and Political Conspiracy). There will also be detailed discussion of the Crises and Transformation of the Post-War Italian Political System in the early 1990s.
This course runs through SRISA's partners at ISI.