POLITICAL SCIENCE AND COMMUNICATION

Francesco AMORETTI POLITICAL SCIENCE AND COMMUNICATION

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DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE POLITICHE, SOCIALI E DELLA COMUNICAZIONE
COMMUNICATION SCIENCES
2014/2015



OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 1
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2011
SECONDO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
960LESSONS
Objectives
THIS COURSE IS MAINLY DESIGNED TO INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO THE FIELD OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND COMMUNICATION. IT ADDRESSES THEORETICAL CONCEPTS SUCH AS PARTY, ELECTIONS AND ELECTORAL SYSTEMS, REPRESENTATION, DEMOCRACY, DICTATORSHIP, PUBLIC OPINION, PARTICIPATION, PARLIAMENT, GOVERNMENT, AND POLLING.

FURTHERMORE,IT ADDRESSES THE MAIN DEVELOPMENTS OF THE ITALIAN POLITICAL SYSTEM IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE SINCE THE END OF THE FIRST REPUBLIC: PRESIDENTIALIZATION PROCESSES, PERSONALIZATION OF PARTIES AND OF POLITICAL STRATEGIES, THE ROLE OF MEDIA.
Prerequisites
NONE.
Contents
THE COURSE IS DESIGNED MAINLY ON THE THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES WHICH HAVE CHARACTERIZED THE DEVELOPMENTS OF THIS RESEARCH FIELD. IT ADRESSES CONCEPTS AND POLITICAL PROCESSES RELATED TO THE TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACIES GENERATED BY THE DIFFUSION OF MEDIA LOGIC: PRESIDENTIALIZATION PROCESSES, PUBLIC OPINION, ELECTIONS AND ELECTORAL SYSTEMS,PARTICIPATION, PARTY AND PARTY SYSTEMS.
Teaching Methods
THE COURSE FORESEES FRONTAL LECTURES AND SEMINARS WITH THE AID OF ON LINE DATA BASE.
Verification of learning
ORAL EXAM.
Texts
SARTORI, G., ELEMENTI DI TEORIA POLITICA, IL MULINO (EXCEPT THE CHAPTERS: IDEOLOGY, MARKET AND DECISON-MAKING TECHNIQUES). AS AN ALTERNATIVE:
CAPANO, G., RANIOLO, F. & VERZICHELL, L., MANUALE DI SCIENZA POLITICA, ED. IL MULINO, 2014
AMORETTI, F. (ED.), THE HYPERREALITY OF ITALIAN DEMOCRACY. THE BERLUSCONI YEARS: 1994-2014. COMUNICAZIONE POLITICA, N. 3, 2014

AS AN ALTERNATIVE:

CALISE, M., IL PARTITO PERSONALE, LATERZA, 2010
MARLETTI, C., LA REPUBBLICA DEI MEDIA, IL MULINO, 2010
MAZZOLENI, G. & A. SFARDINI, POLITICA POP, IL MULINO, 2009
More Information
STUDENTS MAY, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROFESSOR, AGREE UPON ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS.
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