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Advanced Introduction to Theories in the Social Sciences I: Democracy and Society

Schedule

Tuesday, 5 November 2019 to Tuesday, 17 December 2019
Total hours: 20
Hours of lectures: 20

Prerequisites

Compulsory for the 1st year students of the PhD Programme in "Political Science and Sociology"

Compulsory for the 1st year students of the PhD Programme in "Transnational Governance"

Optional for the 4th and 5th year students of the MA Programme in "Political and Social Sciences"

Syllabus

The course aims at presenting different conceptions of democracy as they have emerged in theories and in practices. As such, it introduces some main topics in political sociology, bridging concerns with theoretical approaches as well as empirical research on democracy within and beyond institutions.

The course has a seminar format. Participants are asked to read the assigned readings and discuss them in the class. Positional papers on one (or more) of the topics addressed in the seminar will be required.