SPS/12 - 6 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff


Course Structure

The course has three main phases: the first is dedicated to an alignment of knowledge on the topics and the sharing of the necessary key concepts; the second concerns the presentation and discussion of specific content; the third, in seminar forms, is dedicated to exercising the use of the concepts and theories exposed towards the internship and thesis activities in which students are engaged.

Detailed Course Content

The course will cover the problems of digitization of information in the processes in which the legal decision is involved.
Through the most recent reflections and the most reliable research proposed by sociological theory it will be a question of deepening how the technological revolution is affecting the relationship between decisions and communication in legal proceedings.
After a phase in which the terms of the autonomy of legal decision-making will be defined, the concepts of communication and decision-making will be dealt with in the light of the sociological theory of action. The aim is to show the problems that digitalisation raises in the construction of social powers, their institutionalisation in cultural, economic and political terms and the role of legal culture in this process.
The proposed materials will put students in a position to reconsider, in the third part of the course, their areas of interest and study in order to specify their sociological profile and enhance their originality, both from a scientific and operational point of view.

Textbook Information

R. Banaker Theory and method in socio-legal research.Oxford Hart Publishing, 2013.

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