The module provides to postgraduate students a set of highly professional and advanced abilities to analyze the different typologies of civil society organizations, their identities and tools, the participation procedures used to access international and regional organizations.
The module has a special focus on peace and security studies, and will stress the practical implications of the roles played by Non Governmental Organizations and social movements in essential topics namely, democratization, human rights, environmental problems, humanitarian action, conflict transformation, natural disasters management.
Sample reading list:
Cakmat C. (2008), Civil society actors in International law and world politics: definition, conceptual framework, problems, http://www.globalpolicy.org/ngos/intro/growing/2008/01civilintlaw.pdf
Carothers T. (2000), ‘Civil society’, Foreign policy, vol. 117, pp. 18-29.
Clark A. (1995), ‘Non-governmental organizations and their influence on international society’, Journal of international affairs, vol. 48, no. 2, pp. 507-525.
Galtung J. (1987), ‘A New Era for Nongovernmental Organizations in the UN?’, Transnational Associations, no. 3, pp. 183-186.
Irrera D. (2010), NGO's roles in the Humanitarian Interventions and Pace Support Operations in Multilateral security and ESDP operations, Fulvio Attinà and Daniela Irrera (eds.), Ashgate, London, 2010.
Sample reading lists:
Marchetti R. – Tocci N. (2009), ‘Conflict society: understanding the role of civil society in conflict’, Global Change, Peace &Security, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 201-217.
Nettesheim M. (2004), Decision-making in the EU: identity, efficiency, and democratic legitimacy, in “Revue européenne de droit public”, 16, 1.
Stone D. (2001), ‘Think Tanks, Global Lesson-Drawing and Networking Social Policy Ideas’, Global Social Policy, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 338-360.