Political Sociology

 

PROGRAM

Part one: subjects and concepts of Political Sociology

Government, democracy and societty – Political socialization and political partecipation – Ideology and political culture – Political actors: people, parties and social movements – The new political structures

Part two: electoral poll and contemporary politics

Electoroal poll: definition, brief history and main models – how to make a poll and how to analyse a poll – Polls, Exit Pool and the analysis of electoral flows (introduction).

Part three: official statistics and politics at the era of Big Data
Knowledge and decision making – Mental processes and statistical information – The useful of statistics in the age of information – Information and political decision – Web 2.0 and the data deluge: toward a 2.0 Statistics

Part Four: science, technology and power
Science, technology, society and power: technocracy – Progressive technocracy and neo-liberali technocracy – Who are “the technocrats”? – Technocratic power – Social Datification and technocracy – Rationality, rationalization and technocracy.

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EXAM PAPERS

Attending students:

PART ONE
A Handbook between: 1) De Nardis F., Sociologia Politica. Per comprendere i fenomeni politici contemporanei, McGraw Hill [it’s to be preferred] 2) Segatori R., Sociologia dei fenomeni politici, Laterza, 3) Biorcio R., Sociologia Politica, il Mulino, 4) Rush M., Politica e società, il Mulino.

PART TWO
Natale P., Il sondaggio, Laterza.

PART THREE
Giovannini E., Scegliere il futuro. Conoscenza e politica al tempo dei big data, il Mulino.

PART FOUR
Antonelli F., Tecnocrazia, democrazia e società digitale, L’Asino d’Oro.

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Not attending students:

PART ONE
– A Handbook between: 1) Segatori R., Sociologia dei fenomeni politici, Laterza, 2) Biorcio R., Sociologia Politica, il Mulino, 3) Rush M., Politica e società, il Mulino.
– De Rose C., l’indagine campionario e il sondaggio d’opinione, Carocci.

PART TWO
Natale P., Il sondaggio, Laterza.

PART THREE
Giovannini E., Scegliere il futuro. Conoscenza e politica al tempo dei big data, il Mulino.

PART FOUR
Antonelli F., Tecnocrazia, democrazia e società digitale, L’Asino d’Oro.