Social and political attitudes

A.A. 2019/2020
6
Crediti massimi
40
Ore totali
SSD
SPS/08
Lingua
Inglese
Obiettivi formativi
The students will be provided with the conceptual and empirical tools to understand and inquire further into today's fundamental processes relating to public opinion in a number of social and political domains
Risultati apprendimento attesi
By the end of the course students will acquire the ability to critically evaluate and discuss the impact, development and use of the topics covered during the course. The final exam aims to verify the expected learning outcomes in relation to these topics.
Programma e organizzazione didattica

Edizione unica

Responsabile
Periodo
Secondo trimestre
Programma
Understanding the rise of populist forces
The cultural backlash theory
Authoritarian and populist values
Voting for authoritarian-populist parties
Case studies: Trump's America and Brexit
Eroding the Civic Culture
Prerequisiti
Students are expected to have a basic preliminary knowledge of (1) the logic of social research (e.g. the difference between quantitative and qualitative research methods) and (2) contemporary history of politics (i.e. the main international political actors and regimes since the 20th century).
Metodi didattici
The instructor will use a) lectures; b) group work and exercises (using software for survey data analysis and tools for digital data analysis): c) discussion of the case studies carried out and presented by students in the class.
Materiale di riferimento
Norris, Pippa, and Ronald Inglehart. Cultural backlash: Trump, Brexit, and authoritarian populism. Cambridge University Press, 2019
Modalità di verifica dell’apprendimento e criteri di valutazione
The exam is written. It requires extensive answers (half to one-page each) to 3 open-ended questions relating to the main text ("Cultural Backlash"). The time available will be 60 minutes.
Attending students will be offered the opportunity to replace part of the book with material (slides and notes) concerning the "thematic focuses" carried out during the course.
The exam is written. It requires extensive answers (half to one-page each) to 3 open-ended questions relating to the main text ("Cultural Backlash"). The time available will be 60 minutes.
Attending students will be offered the opportunity to replace part of the book with material (slides and notes) concerning the "thematic focuses" carried out during the course.
Attending students will also be encouraged to present a (PowerPoint) research paper based either on an international survey dataset or on digital data retrieved from social media platforms. These presentations will result in extra points to be added to the final grade.
SPS/08 - SOCIOLOGIA DEI PROCESSI CULTURALI E COMUNICATIVI - CFU: 6
Lezioni: 40 ore
Docente: Barisione Mauro
Siti didattici
Docente/i
Ricevimento:
Giovedì e venerdì 11-12.30
stanza 301