Checking date: 08/05/2018


Course: 2018/2019

Political Sociology
(17035)
Study: Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, Politics, Economics (283)


Coordinating teacher: BARBADILLO GRIÑAN, PATRICIA MARIA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Social Analysis

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

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Students are expected to have completed
Knowledge of General Sociology and Political Science.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
- General appoach to the historical evolution of the principal authors and lines of theoretical analysis of Society and the State. - Study of the interrelationships between different levels of the most significant political dynamics: economic, organizational, ideological and symbolic. - Understanding the processes of the sociopolitical and cultural transformation of the current globalized societies. - Rethinking the problems and effects of political processes in contemporary society. - Development of the new political sociology concept and of specific issues related to the recent globalization conflicts. - Critical and reflective appraisal of the major issues and problems of today's society.
Description of contents: programme
1. The State as an organization. 2. The actors of the democratic state: a. Matches: political leadership, organizations, venues, internal currents, ... (Michels, ...) b. Types of games. c. Trade unions, employers and lobbyists. d. The media. e. Administrations. f. Cabinets and think tanks as processors ideas. 3. Public opinion g. Survey analysis. Practical cases. h. Distinguishing good and bad polls. i. Analysis of election results. Electoral maps. 4. Political discourse as the structuring of public opinion (modern synthesis of ideologies)
Learning activities and methodology
The training activities and methodology to be used in the knowledge of political sociology preferentially focus on reading, work presentations and discussions on the agenda which integrates the subject studies programme. In class, various audiovisual materials will also be shown to encourage participation and the discussion of the issues raised and worked on. Likewise, tutorials will address the role of collective and individual interests and the issues arising during the course subject.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • Beck, U.. Was is Globalisterung?. Suhrkamp Verlag.. 1997.
  • Sartori, G.. Homo Videns. Laterza &Figli Spa. 1997
  • Weber, M. . Politik als Beruf. Wissenschaft als Beruf. Librairie Plon. 1959
  • Wright Mills, C.. The Power Elite.. Oxford University Press. 1956.
Additional Bibliography
  • Habermas, J.. Legitimation probleme im Spätkapitalismus.. Suhrkamp Verlag.. 1973.
  • Keane, J.. Democracy and civil society.. Knopf.. 1977.
  • Keating, M.. Nations Against the State.. Macmillam Press Ltd.. 1996.
  • VV, AA.. Political Ideologies.. Oxford University Press.. 1989.
  • Wallenstein, I.. The Modern World System.. Academic Press.. 1974.
  • Weber, M.. Die Typen der Herschaft.. Suhrkamp Verlag.. 1975.

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.