Unit Research Methodology and Techniques for Emergency Management

Socioanthropological studies for integration and social security
Study-unit Code
In all curricula
Uliano Conti
  • Uliano Conti
  • 72 ore - Uliano Conti
Course Regulation
Coorte 2021
Academic discipline
Type of study-unit
Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
The course analyzes tools and techniques to know and manage emergencies, with reference to social contexts in which they persist over time,
and with reference to sudden emergency situations.
The method for managing emergencies is presented with reference to how to find information and data
and for their rigorous use.
The course analyzes the ways to use adequate empirical bases in actions for the concrete management of the emergency,
in relation to different phenomena,
in order to develop procedures for combating vulnerabilities and for security.
Reference texts
Battistelli, F., 2016, La sicurezza e la sua ombra, Donzelli editore

Conti U. a cura di, Migrazione, donne e diritti. Orizzonti di pace per il mondo contemporaneo, Carocci, Roma 2021

and one article chosen from:
Fiorenza Deriu, 2017, I Big Data: una risorsa per la prevenzione e il contrasto della violenza on-line nella società digitale, SICUREZZA E SCIENZE SOCIALI ; Francesca Greco, 2020,Sicurezza, percezione e scienze sociali: Review semi-automatica della letteratura, SICUREZZA E SCIENZE SOCIALI; Francesco Antonelli,2020, Quale futuro teorico-metodologico per la ricerca sulla radicalizzazione violenta e il terrorismo? SICUREZZA E SCIENZE SOCIALI
Educational objectives
The objectives concern: understanding the dynamics connected to social emergencies; definition of sources for information and data in emergency situations; understanding of the defining actions of a phenomenon as an emergency; be able to manage and understand different kinds of emergencies.
Knowledge and understanding of social emergencies; and the main case studies with reference to the Italian case.
Knowledge and understanding applied to the retrieval of information and data and their processing.
Autonomy of judgment on the definition of a phenomenon as an emergency; and on the methods of intervention.
Communication skills on communication in emergency situations
Ability to learn operational methods to deal with emergencies
knowledge of the methodology of social research
Teaching methods
frontal lesson
Other information
office hours: after class (tuesday and wednesday) and by appointment (write to: uliano.conti@unipg.it)
Learning verification modality
Oral exam (and-or on TEAMS)
info for students with disability: http://www.unipg.it/disabilita-e-dsa

The exam verifies knowledge on emergency as social phenomenon, and the ability to understand complexity of emergency situations, both with reference to the definition of a phenomenon as an emergency, and with reference to the techniques for managing emergencies of different kinds
Extended program
The course analyzes
different fields of research on emergencies, through procedures for processing information and data.
In the case of emergencies, social changes are read through the main fields of transformation: from climate to terrorism, from migration to demography, the conceptualization of emergency is proposed in a critical way. The critical reading deconstructs the main contemporary themes of risk, emergency and threat. In this perspective, information and data management corresponds to the effort to overcome, through methodological rigor, the media narratives relating to some specific emergencies.
Obiettivi Agenda 2030 per lo sviluppo sostenibile
The course considers contexts in which emergencies (such as environmental emergency) show a relationship with the 2030 Agenda (sustainable cities and communities; clean and affordable energy)
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