Modern Italian political thought
|Unit||ATS2276 / ATS3276|
|Credit points||6 credit points|
|Location||Monash Prato Centre, Italy|
|Coordinators||Dr Michael Ure|
|Overseas dates||Arts Semester in Prato|
|Application process||See here for how to apply|
The unit surveys Italian political thought & practice from the Renaissance to the New Millennium. It aims to give students a clear understanding of modern & contemporary Italian political ideas, culture and institutions. It begins by examining Italian political thinkers, diplomats, and activists’ seminal contribution to Renaissance, Enlightenment and Modern political theories and movements. It then shows how Italian political thinkers shaped the competing ideologies at the heart of twentieth century Europe’s crises & revolutions: Liberalism, Marxism and Fascism. It will focus on one of Prato’s most famous citizens, political theorist, diplomat, journalist, novelist and director Curzio Malaparte, whose life and work is a microcosm of these ideological disputes. It takes students to the present day by studying the rise and fall of Italy’s First Republic (1948-1992) and its consensus democracy; the birth of the Second Republic (1992-), with its hopes for rebuilding Italian democratic institutions and civic culture in the context of endemic political corruption; and the recent emergence of Italian populist, anti-European Union movements.
All students will receive a Monash Abroad Travel Grant.
Find out more about scholarships and loans available for all outbound students.
|Deposit (paid on application)||$TBC|
|Balance (paid on acceptance)||$TBC|
Included in program fee
- Site entrance fees
- Parliamo Italian Language + culture sessions
- Travel Insurance (All outgoing students will receive complementary travel insurance)
Not included in program fee
- All meals
- Spending money
- International Return Flights + Transfers *
- Accommodation (see below)**
- Tuition Fee (Monash students will be charged fees according to their verified funding status)
For security, safety and visa requirements, all students undertaking units in Block 1, 2 or 3 must stay in Monash-approved accommodation in Prato. For this reason, Monash University will arrange your accommodation in Prato. Non-refundable accommodation deposits are required prior to application approval.
If you are undertaking a Study Tour in Block 3, the accommodation deposit is built into your program fee for this block.
|1 Block||2 Blocks||3 Blocks|
|Deposit (Paid on application)||$500||$1,000||$1,500|
|Balance (Paid on acceptance into program)||TBC**||TBC**||TBC**|