Checking date: 24/04/2020

Course: 2019/2020

Political behaviour
Study: Dual Bachelor in International Studies and Political Science (320)

Coordinating teacher: GARCIA ALBACETE, GEMA MARIA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Social Sciences

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Actors and Political Behaviour I
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
- Being able to explain the main theories of political culture, its factors and consequences, as well as the cultural change under the theory of human development. - Being able to analyze political culture patterns, its factors and consequences. - Knowing and being able to analyze patterns, relevant variables and consequences of political participation and political behavior, differentiating the relevant analytical approaches and theories, as well as the different kinds and patterns of political participation.
Description of contents: programme
- Unit 1. Political culture and Civic Culture. Variables, patterns and trends of change and stability. - Unit 2. Cultural change: industrialization, postindustrializtion and human development. Different kinds of change in political culture patterns. - Unit 3. Political culture in Spain: Variables, traits and trends of change. - Unit 4. Political participation and political behavior: Approaches and theoretical models. - Unit 5. Political movilization and its factors. - Unit 6. Political behavior. Factors and variables. From cleavage politics to issue politics. - Unit 7. Political participation and political behavior in Spain.
Basic Bibliography
  • Barnes, S. H., y Kaase, M., et al. (Eds.) . Political action. Mass participation in five Western democracies.. Sage. 1979
  • Barret, Martyn y Zani, Bruna. Political and Civic Engagement. Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Routledge. 2015
  • Dalton, Russell J., Klingemann, Hans-Dieter (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior. Oxford University Press.. 2009
  • Della Porta, Donatela y Diani, Mario. . Los Movimientos Sociales. Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas. 2012
  • Franklin, M. Turnout and the Dynamics of Electoral Competition in Established Democracies since 1945. Cambridge University Press. 2004
  • Theocharis, Y. y van Deth, J.. Political Participation in a Changing World: Conceptual and Empirical Challenges in the Study of Citizen Engagement . Routledge. 2017
  • Verba, Sidney, Schlozman, Kay Lehman y Henry E. Brady. . Voice and Equality: Civic Voluntarism in American Politics. . Harvard University Press.. 1995
  • Waylen, Georgina, Celis, Karen, Kantola, Johanna and Wedon, Laurel. . The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics. Oxford University Press. 2013
  • van Deth, Jan, Westholm, Anders y Montero, José Ramón. . Citizenship and Involvement in European Democracies: A Comparative Analysis.. Routledge. 2007

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