International relations
Study-unit Code
Migration, globalisation and world governance
Anna Baldinetti
  • Anna Baldinetti
  • 36 ore - Anna Baldinetti
Course Regulation
Coorte 2024
Learning activities
Academic discipline
Type of study-unit
Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction

The course focuses on the period from the late nineteenth century to the present and examines, from an historical perspective, migration and mobility within, into and across North Africa and Middle East.
Reference texts

There are not textbooks.
The assigned and suggested readings will be listed at the beginning of the course. Non attending students are required to contact the lecturer for the assignment of the textbooks and readings within the first three weeks.
Educational objectives

Knowledge: by the end of the course the students should be able to have a deeper knowledge of historical and contemporary migration processes in the Mediterranean area.
Applied knowledge: The students will have the ability d to deploy critical arguments in analysing issues and evaluating sources.
Communication skills: the students will acquire the ability to work independently and in groups (presentation of assigned readings) and to improve writing skills (including the ability to produce well organised and coherent essays to a deadline).
Learning Skills:
Active participation in lessons, the presentation and discussion of assigned readings, and bibliographic research on the concepts and themes addressed all stimulate learning skills.

A basic and general knowledge of international history in the twentieth century is required.
Teaching methods

The course will primarily have a seminar format. We will provide the general reference bibliography (in English and/or French) at the beginning of the course. Students are required to read the assigned material and discuss it in class according to the schedule established at the beginning of the course. Additionally, students will be required to write a paper for the exam on a specific case study and present the case study in class before writing the paper.
Other information

Attendance is strongly recommended. The course will involve the class participation. Non-attending students have their specific programme
Learning verification modality

Attending students will be assess through: 1) reading assignments and debates that will be scheduled during the course. 2) case study presentations and written papers . Non attending students: oral examination (100% of the final mark). The oral examination will not only test the knowledge, but also the capacity of analysis and synthesis.
For information on support services for students with disabilities and/or specific learning disabilities (DSA), please visit http://www.unipg.it/disabilita-e-dsa.
Extended program

The course focuses on the period from the late nineteenth century to the present and examines, from an historical perspective, migration and mobility within, into, and across North Africa and the Middle East. The main goal of the course is to make students capable of acquiring fundamental knowledge and analytical tools to understand issues such as human trafficking, forced migration, and citizenship, which are core issues in today's migration by positioning intra-Mediterranean migration in the "longue durée."
 We will delve into the topics of displacement and migration in the late Ottoman Empire, the nineteenth-century Italian migration to North Africa, the abolition of slavery in North Africa, and colonial and post-colonial migration to and from Europe. A special focus will be on migration from and to Morocco, Tunisia, and Libya.
Obiettivi Agenda 2030 per lo sviluppo sostenibile

Through the history of migration and mobility in North Africa and Middle East, students will consider the relationship between migration and inequalities as well as the means by which actions by governments can exacerbate or lessen inequality
Therefore, the course will deal with topics associated to the UN 2030 Agenda, and will contribute to the achievement of the goal “10 Reduce inequality within and among countries”.
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