After introducing the students to key conceptual issues in the field of Political Science, the main objective of the course entitled Political Behaviour in the second semester is to provide a more in- depth analysis of various topics in Political Science both by presenting an overview of its main subfields, and through the analysis of the different facets of the political phenomenon
Some of the courses focuses on the study of political parties and party systems, as well as on models for the study of electoral behavior. Issues of political culture and communication, the role of pressure groups and non-conventional forms of political action are presented. The course is also framed by the study of abstention and the analysis of the legitimacy crisis in Europe.
In particular, the themes are:
Theoretical approaches to the study of political behavior: Basic paradigms
Typology of parties and party systems
Models of electoral behavior and analysis of electoral volatility
Conventional forms of political participation and the issue of electoral abstention
Social movements and non-conventional forms of participation
Political culture: Classic and newer approaches
Sociological Approaches: Cleavages and Dimensions of Political Competition
Legitimacy crisis and democratic values in Europe of multiple crises
The course is offered to Erasmus students: please contact the instructor for further information
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