Studying capitalism and its institutions

A.Y. 2019/2020
Lesson for
Overall hours
Lesson period
January 2020
The course aims a) to provide an overview of the rich sociological and political science literature on capitalist development and the role of institutions (focus on "capitalism and its institutions"), b) to understand why different scholars chose to frame their contributions to the literature on capitalism in a specific way as opposed to other possibilities or to the choices made by other authors (focus on "studying" and "choices"), and c) to discuss whether the various choices made were the most appropriate ones given the aim of the contribution and the existing opportunities and constraints, what have been the pros and cons, whether and how it could have been decided differently and with what likely results (focus on "outcomes").
Mandatory for students of PhD program in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies.
Assessment methods
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
How to enrol


The course enrolment deadline is usually the 25th day of the month prior to the start date. More specifically:

  • for courses starting in April 202125 March 2021
  • for courses starting in May 202126 April 2021.

Enrolment deadlines for courses starting in subsequent months will be announced shortly.

How to enrol

  1. Access enrolment on PhD courses online service using your University login details
  2. Select the desired programme and click on Registration (Iscrizione) and then on Register (Iscriviti)

Ignore the option "Exam session date” that appears during the enrolment procedure.


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Regini Marino