SPS/04 - 9 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff

Office: Via Vittorio Emanuele II, n. 8. Terzo piano.- 95131 CATANIA
Phone: 095 703052333
Office Hours: Martedi ore 9.30-12.30 (ore 12-14 dal 16 ottobre 2018 al 23 gennaio 2019)

Detailed Course Content

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.

Textbook Information

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)..

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