Democrazia e conflitti

Insegnamento
Democrazia e conflitti
Insegnamento in inglese
Democracy and conflicts
Settore disciplinare
SPS/11
Corso di studi di riferimento
SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE
Tipo corso di studio
Laurea Magistrale
Crediti
6.0
Ripartizione oraria
Ore Attività frontale: 36.0
Anno accademico
2020/2021
Anno di erogazione
2020/2021
Anno di corso
1
Lingua
ITALIANO
Percorso
PERCORSO COMUNE
Docente responsabile dell'erogazione
DE NARDIS FABIO

Descrizione dell'insegnamento

Particular prerequsites are not required but we suggest of doing this exam

after that of ‘Research Methods in Social Sciences’

The DEMCONPOL teaching module is devoted to the analysis of Democracy and its relationship with the dimension of social and political conflict. In addition to the classic images of liberal democracy, the module offers a sociological interpretation of the democratic process through the work of critical scholars. The main theoretical challenges to liberal democracy are addressed (from deliberative to direct democracy). The relationship between democracy and citizenship is considered, as well as the relationship between democracy and pluralism of interests. The key issue is therefore the relationship between democracy and political participation. The main interpretations of the theme are addressed (theories, practices and actors of political participation). A section is devoted to the analysis of political parties, their characters and historical functions, their typologies and, overall, their transformations. A focus is dedicated to the social basis of political parties and the classic political families. Special attention is also paid to the organizational dimension and the crisis of the mass parties, with the recent construction of new party models such as hybrid parties or party-movements. An important part of the module is devoted to Social Movements and their historical role in the dynamics of social and political change. They are analyzed from the major schools and theoretical approaches (collective behavior, political process, resource mobilization, new social movements). Particular attention is paid both to the cognitive dimension (identity, symbols, frames) and the organizational dimension (social movement organizations, social networks, field theory, outcomes). Then the analysis focuses on the relationship between movements and institutional politics at local, national and transnational level and on the relationship between social movements and democratization. A specific section of the teaching module will be devoted to the analysis of the concept of populism and of the populist wave of the contemporary democracies.

Skills on collective action and social movement research

Lecture with some experiments of participative teaching

Oral exam and, if necessary, discussion on a term paper

Students can reserve the exam just using the VOL system.

To pass the exam students will be asked to study three books (2 libri):

 

One book chosen from the following (1 testo a scelta tra i seguenti):

 

  • Della Porta D. (2013), Can Democracy Be Saved?, Cambridge: Polity Press.

- Tilly Ch. (2007), Democracy, New York: Cambridge University Press.

  • Tilly Ch. (2009), La Democrazia, Bologna: Il Mulino.

 

One book chosen from the following (1 testo a scelta tra i seguenti):

 

  • Tilly Ch., S. Tarrow (2011), La politica del conflitto, Milano: Bruno Mondadori.
  • Tilly Ch., S. Tarrow (2015), Contentious Politics, New York: Oxford University Press.

 

 

In addition, the professor will make available articles and papers published in specialized journals or readers on the latest research outcomes about the three topics covered by the course.

Semestre
Secondo Semestre (dal 01/03/2021 al 04/06/2021)

Tipo esame
Obbligatorio

Valutazione
Orale - Voto Finale

Orario dell'insegnamento
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