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POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

CODE 104890
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 11162 RELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI (LM-52) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/11
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course is part the characterizing activities of the MA (“Historical-social, juridical-economic, political and international relations disciplines) and is held by Professors of the Department of Political Sciences. The course belongs to the scientific field of Sociology of political phenomena.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course provides students with the perspective with which political sociology studies the European Union. The objectives are

    - to acquire the tools to analyse the forms, the outcomes, the problems related to the integration process, on a social and political level

    - to acquire the competences to understand the features of the EU as a "post-national" society, in terms of institutional dynamics, redefinition of citizenship and social practices;

    - to develop the ability to apply knowledge and understanding to specific contexts or case studies aimed at critical and autonomous analysis.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course, students will have acquired the following skills

    1.         The specific knowledge with which the sociological perspective analyses European society, as a sui generis society, which is constructed and transformed by the interaction between the institutional dimension and the social practices developed within civil society and everyday life.

    2.         The basic knowledge for the analysis of Europeanisation processes and for the understanding of the characteristics that define European society;

    3.         The ability to understand the most relevant areas of social and political change affecting European society in the context of globalisation;

    4.         The ability to apply knowledge and understanding to specific contexts or case-studies aimed at the critical and autonomous analysis of specific aspects, such as the Europeanisation of everyday life and European digitisation strategies, the future of European society in the post-Covid scenario.

    PREREQUISITES

    The acquisition of basic knowledge of sociology and political sociology is suggested.

    To acquire a basic knowledge of political sociology we suggest:  Fabio de Nardis, Understanding Politics and Society, Springer, 2020.

    To acquire a basic knowledge of sociology we suggest: Anthony Giddens and Philip W. Sutton, Essential concepts in Sociology, Polity Press, 2017.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures, group discussions of common readings, individual or group exercises.

    If required by the epidemiological situation, the course will be held in distance learning mode, according to the specifications that will be published in good time on the AulaWeb instance.

    Students are asked to register for the course on AulaWeb, where they will find teaching materials (texts, video lectures and any other materials), reference texts and up-to-date information on the structure of the course.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The course is divided into 4 learning units:

    1 Politics and society in Europe: a sociological perspective

    2 The Europeanisation of everyday life

    3 The digital transformation of the EU

    4 The EU post-Brexit and post-Covid

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    All students (attending and non-attending) must prepare:

    - Materials uploaded on Aulaweb

    - Online resources of the University Library System indicated on Aulaweb

    - Texts listed on Aulaweb

    Foreign students are requested to contact the lecturers in order to agree on alternative texts.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ANDREA FABRIZIO PIRNI (President)

    STEFANO MONTI BRAGADIN

    LUCA RAFFINI (President Substitute)

    STEFANO BONABELLO (Substitute)

    MARCO LIBBI (Substitute)

    DOMENICO ANDREA SCHIUMA (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    September 2021

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The examination will be oral. The exam must be taken in Italian. Students on ERASMUS mobility may take the exam in English, Spanish or French. The Commission is appointed by the Department Council and chaired by the course lecturers.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    14/12/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    14/12/2021 15:00 GENOVA Orale
    13/01/2022 12:00 GENOVA Orale
    27/01/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    04/02/2022 14:30 GENOVA Orale
    25/05/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    25/05/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    15/06/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    15/06/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    13/07/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    14/07/2022 16:00 GENOVA Orale
    07/09/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    07/09/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale