Checking date: 20/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Social participation processes and methodology
Dual Bachelor in Political Science and Sociology (2009 Study Plan) (Plan: 192 - Estudio: 247)

Coordinating teacher: VEIRA RAMOS, ALBERTO

Department assigned to the subject: Social Analysis Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


1) Organization and planning ability. 2) Decision-making 3) Critical thinking. 4) Ethical commitment. 5) Motivation for quality. 6) Work in an interdisciplinary team. 7) Ability to identify, locate and contact the target population of social integration. 8) Abilities in the development of organizations (consulting, design and management of organizations and institutions). 9) Ability to contribute to the design of public policies to address social problems. 10) Capacity to develop and implement programs and projects of social intervention
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1) What is social participation? 2) Why do we mobilize? Sociological theories that explain social participation 3) Research (IAP) as a research paradigm 4) Citizen participation today 5) The Third Sector and volunteering 6) International cooperation 7) Participatory planning 8) Participation in structures and organizations
Learning activities and methodology
ECTS credits are divided in two blocks of three credits. Each of these blocks are assigned either in theoretical lectures or in practical exercises. The theoretical lessons will be supported by personal assistant by the lecturer using participatory tools to facilitate the exposition with overhead projector. In this respect the students will be given in advance the schemes of each of the subjects that will be projected in the classroom and therefore their knowledge will be evaluated in the final examination (3 credits). As for the practical exercises, there are different methodologies: critical analysis of academic papers, design of strategic planning documents (DAFOs, Logical Framework) and proposals for community development. Students are expected to have an in-class active participation, both in the individual and the group assignments.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • CALLEJO, J.; VIEDMA, A. . Proyectos y estrategias de Investigación Social: la perspectiva de la intervención. . McGraw-Hill, Madrid.. 2010
  • ECHART, M., CABEZAS VALENCIA, R. y SOTILLO LORENZO, J.A.. Manual para la elaboración de investigaciones en cooperación al desarrollo. Catarata. 2015
  • FUNES, M. Y ADELL; R. (Eds). Movimientos sociales: cambio social y participación. UNED, Madrid.. 2003
  • MONTAÑES, M. . Metodología y Técnica Participativa Teoría y práctica de una estrategia de participativa. UOC, Barcelona.. 2009
Additional Bibliography
  • ALGUACIL.J., BASAGOITI, M., BRU, P. y CAMACHO, J.. Experiencia y metodología para un modelo de desarrollo comunitario. Popular. 2011
  • BASAGOITI, M., BRU, P.; LORENZANA, C. ():. . La IAP de bolsillo. ACSUR Las Segovias. Madrid.. 2001
  • DAHL, R.. Democracy and its Critics. Yale University Press. 1989
  • ELSTER, J. (comp.). Democracia deliberativa. Gedisa. 2001
  • FISHKIN, J. . When the People Speak. Deliberative Democracy and Public Consultation. Oxford University Press. 2009
  • FRANCÉS GARCÍA, F. y CARRILLO CANO, A. . Guía metodológica de los Presupuestos Participativos. Colectivo Preparación . 2008
  • HABERMAS, J.. La inclusión del otro. Paidós. 1998
  • HERRERA, N. y LÓPEZ, L.. Ciencia, compromiso y cambio social. El Colectivo. 2013
  • MARBÁN GALLEGO, V.. Tercer Sector de Acción Social y Lucha contra la Exclusión. VII Informe sobre Exclusión y Desarrollo Social en España. Fundación FOESSA. 2013
  • PATEMAN, C.. Participation and Democratic Theory. Cambridge University Press. 1970
  • RODRÍGUEZ VILLASANTE, T.. "Comparando nuevas democracias de base". Revista El Viejo Topo, 294-295: 64-71. 2013

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.