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Public Opinion Analysis - programma
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MAURO BARISIONE , responsabile dell'insegnamento

Corso di laurea in COMUNICAZIONE PUBBLICA E D'IMPRESA (COM) Immatricolati dall'a.a. 2015/2016 - Laurea Magistrale - PUBLIC OPINION, MARKET AND COMMUNICATION RESEARCH - 2018/2019

Insegnamento obbligatorio
Anno di corso1s
Periodo di svolgimentoprimo trimestre
Settori scientifico disciplinari
  • SPS/11 - Sociologia dei fenomeni politici
Crediti (CFU) obbligatori9
Crediti (CFU) facoltativi-

Informazioni generali

Obiettivi: The course aims to provide students both with the conceptual tools and the methodological skills for the analysis of public opinion process. Each student attending classes is expected to conduct a single case study or a comparative analysis based on international values surveys, European electoral data, or social media contents.

Lingua dell'insegnamento: Inglese

Programma di studio

Pagina web di riferimento:

http://mbarisionepoa.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/

Programma: This course deals with classical and modern issues in public opinion theory and research, such as the nature of mass beliefs; old and new forms of political participation; changing values and ideological orientations; elections and electoral behaviours; the social bases of party support; media and political polarization; social media and public opinion; political representation and the democratic process. In addition to addressing these issues from a theoretical perspective, the course will encourage students to tackle them on an empirical basis.

The course programme will be divided into three broad areas:

1. PUBLIC OPINION RESEARCH AND THEORY
2. POLITICAL ATTITUDES AND ELECTORAL BEHAVIOUR
3. PUBLIC OPINION BETWEEN OLD AND NEW MEDIA

Programma per non frequentanti: This course deals with classical and modern issues in public opinion theory and research, such as the nature of mass beliefs; old and new forms of political participation; changing values and ideological orientations; elections and electoral behaviours; the social bases of party support; media and political polarization; social media and public opinion; political representation and the democratic process.

The course programme will be divided into three broad areas:

1. PUBLIC OPINION RESEARCH AND THEORY
2. POLITICAL ATTITUDES AND ELECTORAL BEHAVIOUR
3. VOTING AND ELECTIONS IN ITALY

Bibliografia e altri materiali didattici: Andrew J. Perrin and Katherine McFarland, Social Theory and Public Opinion, Annual Review of Sociology, 2011, 37:87-107.
Dalton, R. J., Citizen Politics: Public Opinion and Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies, CQ Press, 6th Edition, [Paperback] 2013
Markus Prior, Media and Political Polarization, Annual Review of Political Science, 2013, 16:101-127
Henry Farrell , The Consequences of the Internet for Politics, Annual Review of Political Science, 2012, 15:35-52

Bibliografia e altri materiali didattici per non frequentanti: Barisione, M., “Opinioni pubbliche. Tradizioni teoriche e forme empiriche dell’opinione pubblica contemporanea”, Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia, 4, 2011, pp. 571-605
Dalton, R. J., Citizen Politics: Public Opinion and Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies, CQ Press, 6th Edition, [Paperback] 2013
ITANES, Vox populi. Il voto ad alta voce del 2018, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2018

Modalità di esame, prerequisiti, esami propedeutici

Esame in un'unica volta o suddiviso in partiunico
Modalità di accertamento conoscenzeEsame
Giudiziovoto verbalizzato in trentesimi

Prerequisiti e modalità di esame Final written examination: 40% of the course grade
Research paper: 40%
Active articipation: 20%

Prerequisiti e modalità di esame per non frequentanti Final written examination:
3 open-ended questions
(1 on Dalton's book, 2 on the other required readings)
Total time: 1h

Organizzazione della didattica

Settori e relativi crediti

  • Settore: SPS/11 - Sociologia dei fenomeni politici - Crediti: 9
Attività didattiche previste

Lezioni: 60 ore

Ricevimento Docenti

Orario di ricevimento Docenti
DocenteOrario di ricevimentoLuogo di ricevimento
MAURO BARISIONE , responsabile dell'insegnamentoMercoledì (11-12.30 e 14-15.30)stanza 301

Avvertenze e altre informazioni

Lecture slides and other course materials can be found in the course website.