PARTICIPATORY AND ACTIVATION PROCESSES

PARTICIPATORY AND ACTIVATION PROCESSES

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Code
95285
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
8 credits during the 2nd year of 8772 ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICIES (LM-63) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/11
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICIES)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course belongs to the characterizing activities of the MA in Administration and Public Policies (Decisional and Organizational Processes) and is held by a Professor of the  Department of Political Sciences. The course belongs to the scientific field of Sociology of political phenomena.    

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to find the new opportunities for the involvement of groups and individuals by collective actors (institutional and non-institutional) that emerge from the changed configuration of the collective dimension. Students who attend all lessons and participate in the activities provided during the course: a) will know the specific socio-political concepts related to the teaching focus; b) will be able to understand the transformations of relationships between individuals and collective actors (institutional and non) in contemporary societies; c) will be able to apply knowledge and understanding skills in the design and management of participatory processes (group involvement) and activation processes (individuals involvement) in concrete contexts.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course the student, who will have actively attended and participated in the planned activities, will be able to:
1) define and distinguish the concepts of:
- collective actor (association, interest and pressure group, social movement, trade union, party, institution);
- individual actor (individual, subject, citizen);
- participation and activation;
- asymmetry and hierarchy;
- authority and trust;
2) to interpret the processes of horizontalization between individuals, groups and institutions connected to the social change of contemporary societies
3) analyse the structuring of individual and collective actors within specific contexts
4) evaluate the opportunities deriving from the adoption of participatory and activation processes
5) plan participatory processes (involvement of groups) and activation (involvement of individuals) in specific contexts.

PREREQUISITES

The basic knowledge of political sociology is suggested.

For this purpose any edition of a Handbook of Political Sociology may be used. Suggested: M. Rush, Politics and Society. An Introduction to Political Sociology, Routledge.

Teaching methods

The course includes:

- 40 hours of taught class

- 4 hours for the presentation and discussion in the classroom of individual papers

- 4 hours for the presentation and discussion in the classroom of group papers

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The Course is organized into five Didactic Units (UD):

UD1 - Concepts for interpreting change

UD2 - The horizontalization of relationships

UD3 - The analysis of the context (individual and group actors)

UD4 – The opportunities emerging from the context

UD5 - The plan of participatory processes (involvement of groups) and activation processes (involvement of individuals)

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

To take the exam, foreign students (Erasmus+ program or other international programs of mobility) must contact the Professor at least two months before the exam.

Para tomar el examen, los estudiantes extranjeros (Programa Erasmus+ u otros programas internacionales de movilidad) deben contactar al Profesor como mínimo dos meses antes del examen.

Pour passer l'examen, les étudiants étrangers (Programme Erasmus+ ou autres programmes internationaux de mobilité) doivent contacter le professeur au moins deux mois avant l'examen.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: During the course of the lessons: Wednesday from 11:00 to 13:00. During the rest of the academic year: by appointment.

Exam Board

ANDREA FABRIZIO PIRNI (President)

ANNA REGGIARDO

ANDREA SCOLARI

LUCA RAFFINI

STEFANO BONABELLO

AGOSTINO MASSA

ANDREA CATANZARO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course includes:

- 40 hours of taught class

- 4 hours for the presentation and discussion in the classroom of individual papers

- 4 hours for the presentation and discussion in the classroom of group papers

LESSONS START

The course will start September the 18th.

 

EXAMS

Exam description

To take the exam, foreign students (Erasmus+ program or other international programs of mobility) must contact the Professor at least two months before the exam.

Para tomar el examen, los estudiantes extranjeros (Programa Erasmus+ u otros programas internacionales de movilidad) deben contactar al Profesor como mínimo dos meses antes del examen.

Pour passer l'examen, les étudiants étrangers (Programme Erasmus+ ou autres programmes internationaux de mobilité) doivent contacter le professeur au moins deux mois avant l'examen.

Assessment methods

Evaluation criteria

To pass the exam, the candidate must demonstrate a level of learning that is at least sufficient for each of the Didactic Units.

The evaluation criteria for the questions consist in: coherence of the answer with the commissioner's question, knowledge of the issues addressed, precision and ownership of the scientific language on the topic, ability to link related topics, argumentation supporting autonomous reasoning, synthesis capacity, effectiveness in proposing the reflections of the authors treated, synergistic use of the knowledge acquired from the texts and lessons.

The evaluation criteria of the exercises consist of: application of knowledge and understanding skills, degree of in-depth analysis of the structuring of individual and collective actors within the specific contexts considered, accuracy of the evaluation of opportunities arising from the adoption of processes participation and activation in the contexts considered, feasibility of the project for the realization of participatory processes or activation within the context considered. 

The Commission is designated by the Department Council and chaired by the course Professor.

 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
12/09/2019 11:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

To take the exam, foreign students (Erasmus+ program or other international programs of mobility) must contact the Professor at least two months before the exam.

 

Para tomar el examen, los estudiantes extranjeros (Programa Erasmus+ u otros programas internacionales de movilidad) deben contactar al Profesor como mínimo dos meses antes del examen.

 

Pour passer l'examen, les étudiants étrangers (Programme Erasmus+ ou autres programmes internationaux de mobilité) doivent contacter le professeur au moins deux mois avant l'examen.