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Course name Sociology and social policies
Study-unit Code GP000425
Curriculum Comune a tutti i curricula
Lecturer Marco Damiani
  • Marco Damiani - Didattica Ufficiale
  • 63 Hours - Didattica Ufficiale - Marco Damiani
Course Regulation Coorte 2017
Supplied 2017/18
Supplied other course regulation
Learning activities Caratterizzante
Area Discipline sociologiche e di servizio sociale
Sector SPS/11
Type of study-unit Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction International and Erasmus students are invited to take the course. Readings and other course material are also available in English; written and oral exams, as detailed in the course program, may be taken in English. Please contact the instructor for further details and to schedule an appointment during the first week of the lessons.
Contents The course is divided in two parts, a theoretical part and an empirical-methodological part. The contents of the main concepts related to the governance and public policies and also to experience cases of governance through simulations.
1) Arienzo A., La governance, Ediesse, Roma, 2013.
2) Andreotti A., Il capitale sociale, Carocci, Roma, 2009.
3) Howlett M. e M. Ramesh, Come studiare le politiche pubbliche, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2003.
4) Piccola Antologia di saggi – Disponibile c/o Segreteria Dipartimento Istituzioni e Società, Via Elce di sotto. Per informazioni: 075 5855405

- Segatori R., I sindaci, Donzelli, Roma, 2003 (CAP. 3, 4 e 5)

"Attending" students are those who attend the class and the seminar group researches. The Students who do not attend classes and/or do not carry out the seminary works will be considered “non-attendants”.
Educational objectives At the end of the course, the students will have attained the theoretical and methodological competences of the main aspects of public policies and the governance model. Moreover, the students attending this course will analyze case studies and they will also simulate case scenarios. The course involves students of several master’s degrees who will acquire the necessary skills to work within the governance structures of the different study areas.
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Teaching methods The course includes frontal lectures by the teacher. The last part of the course is devoted to the group works carried out by students who attend the seminar research.
Other information Other information will be provided by the teacher on the Unistudium platform of the Department.
Learning verification modality The preparation of the students will be evaluated through a written test on the first part of the program. Attending and non-attending students can check it.

For attending students who choose the simulation of a case study, after the written text on the first part of the program (6 CFU), they will receive a further evaluation based on their simulation (3 CFU).

Non-attending students, who do not want to attend the case simulation who decide do not do the written test, will have an oral exam dealing with the whole program.

"Attending" students are those who attend the class and the seminar group researches. The Students who do not attend classes and/or do not carry out the seminary works will be considered "non-attendants".
Extended program The first part of the course deals with three fundamental theoretical concepts: 1) governance; 2) Social capital; 3) public policies.

Morover, the second part focuses on empirical aspects of governance. In this regard, students are required to carry out a seminar research on a case of governance.
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