POLITICAL SCIENCE

POLITICAL SCIENCE

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Code
57008
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
10 credits during the 2nd year of 8768 International and Diplomatic Sciences (L-36) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/04
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (International and Diplomatic Sciences)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course introduces the basic theorethical and conceptual frameworks of political science. Moreover it analyses the main structural and processual phenomena of politrics: political regimes, institutions, parties etc. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at improving and strengthening the analytical skills of students in order to comprehend the main mechanisms featuring the political process.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide the conceptual and theoterical tools capable  to make students able to analyse and understand the key aspect of politics. It aims, in particular, to make intellegible the logic of power struggle and its consequences on  public policies. The students, moreover, must able to identify the key players of political systems - political parties, voters, public opninion, lobbies, institutions, social movements etc - , the logic of their behaviour and the consequences of their interactions on decison making process and on the feature of political regimes.

PREREQUISITES

The students must be able to read  a academic article and to better understand the complex plot of political phenomena  (political actors, political structures, decision makin process etc.)

Teaching methods

the course adopts a teaching metodology based on lectures (2 hours per each lesson), integrated with some specific seminars or workshops.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course in divided in two parts.

In the first part wil be analysed the concept of power and its connexion with a general theory of politics. This part include a theoretical definition of power and the identification of different types of powers by means of two classification.  On this basis a general framework for political analysis will be illustrated.

In the second part this general framework will be used to examine the main political phenomena: political players (parties, political movements, lobbies ect.) , political regimes and their changes, political process (elections, public policies etc).

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

M. Stoppino, "Potere e teoria politica, Milano, Giuffrè, 2001

Clark W., Golder M., Goder S., "Principi di Scienza Politica", McGraw Hill, 2011.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Monday: from 3 to 5 pm

Exam Board

GIAMPIERO CAMA (President)

FABIO SOZZI

MARA MORINI

MARCO DI GIULIO

FABRIZIO COTICCHIA

ANDREA MIGNONE

LESSONS

Teaching methods

the course adopts a teaching metodology based on lectures (2 hours per each lesson), integrated with some specific seminars or workshops.

LESSONS START

First semester

ORARI

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EXAMS

Exam description

Exams will be in oral form

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
16/06/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
14/07/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
08/09/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale