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GIANPIETRO MAZZOLENI , 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 corso2s
Periodo di svolgimentoprimo trimestre
Settori scientifico disciplinari
  • SPS/08 - Sociologia dei processi culturali e comunicativi
Crediti (CFU) obbligatori9
Crediti (CFU) facoltativi-

Informazioni generali

Obiettivi: This course has three objectives:
1. to offer a complete illustration of the several issues in the field of interactions between media and politics;
2. to explore domains of common interest with the professional world of applied political communication (advertising, electoral marketing, media management, spin doctoring, and the like)
3. to stimulate active participation with debates, papers, presentations and invitation of external professionals and scholars;

Lingua dell'insegnamento: English

Metodi didattici: Front lectures, Interactive lectures, Student presentations, Guest lecturers

Programma di studio

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Programma: The course focuses on the scholarly analysis of the relations between media systems and political systems, in a comparative perspective.
Theorists and researchers have worked out theories and models to interpret the patterns of balance or of subservience of either actor, in the frame of the specific features of the existing national political cultures and environments.
Media are themselves political players that impact on government. Political parties, leaders, governing institutions tend in their turn to influence and control the media's role in a given society.
Old and new communication techniques and strategies are implemented by both actors, hence the creation of a power game that deserves to be illustrated and understood.
Mediatization, commercialization, spectacularization, personalization and popularization of politics, closely connected to the action of the media, are the processes that will be examined in the attempt to explain change in contemporary political eco-systems.

Bibliografia e altri materiali didattici: For the first module:
F.ESSER and J. STROMBACK, eds, Mediatization of Politics, Palgrave-MacMillan, 2014

(Italian students may choose: G. MAZZOLENI, La comunicazione politica, Il Mulino, Bologna 2012, 3a ed)

For the second module:
3 articles from scholarly journals/encyclopedia (info will be provided on ARIEL platform at the beginning of classes). Same for the Italian students.

For the third module:

L. STANYER Intimate Politics, Polity Press, 2013

(Italian students may choose: G. Mazzoleni & A. Sfardini, Politica pop, Il Mulino, 2009 or C. CEPERNICH, Le campagne elettorali al tempo della networked politics, Laterza, 2017)

Bibliografia e altri materiali didattici per non frequentanti: There are some differences. See Program for Exams

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 The final exam is in written form. It can be based either on a number of open questions or on a written essay (the latter only for attendees).

Italian students will be allowed to take the exam in Italian.

The first session will be reserved to attendees.

Prerequisiti e modalità di esame per non frequentanti The first session at the end of the course is reserved to students who have attended regularly the lectures ("attendees").
Non attendees must study the complete program. They will not be allowed to write an essay instead.

Attività propedeutiche consigliate Sociology, Sociology of Communication

Organizzazione della didattica

Settori e relativi crediti

  • Settore: SPS/08 - Sociologia dei processi culturali e comunicativi - Crediti: 9
Attività didattiche previste

Lezioni: 60 ore

Ricevimento Docenti

Orario di ricevimento Docenti
DocenteOrario di ricevimentoLuogo di ricevimento
GIANPIETRO MAZZOLENI , responsabile dell'insegnamentoProssimi ricevimenti: Martedì 12 Marzo ore 15-16Via Passione, 13 - stanza 307 (terzo piano)