POLITIC SCIENCE

Francesco AMORETTI POLITIC SCIENCE

1212500023
DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT & INNOVATION SYSTEMS
EQF6
DIPLOMATIC, INTERNATIONAL AND GLOBAL SECURITY STUDIES
2021/2022

OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 1
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2019
SECONDO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
963LESSONS
Objectives
THIS COURSE INTRODUCES STUDENTS TO THE BASIC CONCEPTS AND ISSUES OF THE DISCIPLINE IN ORDER TO DEVELOP THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF THE MAIN FACTORS THAT AFFECTED THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ITALIAN POLITICAL SYSTEM OVER THE PAST THREE DECADES. IN PARTICULAR, IT PROVIDES AN OVERVIEW OF RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN STATE AND POLITICAL PARTIES - AND PARTY SYSTEMS – AND: 1) ELECTORAL BEHAVIOR AND POLITICAL CHOICE; 2) MEDIA AND PUBLIC OPINION, AND, 3) INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT.

BY EXAMINING SEVERAL DIFFERENT CONCEPTS, STUDENTS GAIN AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE DIVERSITY OF POLITICAL LIFE AND THE MANY WAYS IN WHICH POLITICS AFFECTS CITIZENS.
Prerequisites
NONE.
Contents
THE COURSE WILL FOCUS ON THE THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES THAT HAVE CHARACTERIZED THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS DISCIPLINE. IN PARTICULAR, IT WILL ADDRESS THE CONCEPTS AND THE POLITICAL PHENOMENA RELATED TO THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS OF REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRATIC SYSTEMS:

1.PARTIES AND PARTY SYSTEMS;
2.ELECTIONS AND ELECTORAL SYSTEMS;
3.REPRESENTATION AND PARTICIPATION;
4.PARLIAMENTS;
5.GOVERNMENTS;
6.PUBLIC OPINION;
7.STATES AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SISTEM

THROUGH A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE ITALIAN AND THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, THE COURSE WILL HIGHLIGHT HOW THE CHANGES ARE GENERATED SIGNIFICANTLY FROM THE DIFFUSION OF MASS-MEDIA LOGIC: TV AND DIGITAL NETWORKS, IN PARTICULAR.
Teaching Methods
THE COURSE CONSISTS OF 60 HOURS OF LECTURES. AUDIOVISUAL MATERIAL WILL BE USED IN ORDER TO BETTER EXPLAIN CONCEPTS AND EVENTS WHICH ARE RELEVANT FOR POLITICAL SCIENCE. DUE TO THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COURSE, THE FREQUENCY IS RECOMMENDED.
Verification of learning
THE EXAM WILL CONSIST OF AN ORAL TEST ON THE COURSE AND TEXTBOOKS CONTENTS. IT IS ALSO POSSIBLE TO DISCUSS A RESEARCH REPORT.
Texts
G. SARTORI, ELEMENTI DI TEORIA POLITICA, IL MULINO (EXCEPT THE CHAPTERS: IDEOLOGIA, MERCATO E TECNICHE DECISIONALI). ALTERNATIVELY, CAPANO, G., RANIOLO, F. E VERZICHELLI, L., MANUALE DI SCIENZA POLITICA, IL MULINO, 2014
M. WEBER, LA POLITICA COME PROFESSIONE, EINAUDI (OR OTHER EDITIONS)

RECOMMENDED LECTURES



CALISE, M., IL PARTITO PERSONALE, LATERZA, 2010 O CALISE, M., LA DEMOCRAZIA DEL LEADER, LATERZA, 2016
MUSELLA, F. (A CURA DI), L'EMERGENZA DEMOCRATICA, EDITORIALE SCIENTIFICA 2020

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