The aim of the course is to introduce the main concepts, approaches, methods and the central problems regarding the scientific analysis of political phenomena in order to provide students with basic knowledge for analyzing and understanding the functioning of contemporary political systems.
The course will present and discuss in comparative perspective all main themes of the discipline, specifically will be analyzed the following topics: state, democracy, non-democratic regimes and regime changes, political parties, interest groups, electoral systems, parliaments, governments, public policies.
Pietro Grilli di Cortona, Orazio Lanza, Barbara Pisciotta, Luca Germano, Capire la politica. Seconda edizione. Utet-Università, Torino, 2016, pp. pp. 3-355 e 386-417 (tutto, escluso Cap. 11)..