MOD. A – Sociological Analysis of Territorial Development

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MOD. A – Sociological Analysis of Territorial Development
Teaching
MOD. A – Sociological Analysis of Territorial Development
Subject area
SPS/09
Degree course
SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE
Course type
Laurea Magistrale
Credits
8.0
Teaching hours
Ore Attività frontale: 60.0
Academic year
2018/2019
Year taught
2018/2019
Course year
1
Language
INGLESE
Subject matter
TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT
Professor
SALENTO Angelo

Course description

Students should have full knowledge of the major theoretical approaches of the social sciences. It is also recommended to know the fundamentals of economic thought.

SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF DEVELOPMENT

Degree in Sociology and Social Research

2017-2018 – Teacher: Angelo Salento

 

Semester: I

Credits: 8

 

The aim of the course is to provide students with the theoretical and methodological tools for the sociological analysis of development, referring in particular to the “Globalization project” (1977-present). Different dimensions of the “globalization process” will be considered: cultural, political, regulative. Particular attention will be devoted to the diffusion of global countermovements, to the sustainability programs and to the rethinking of development.

A specific part of the course will be devoted to the analysis of the cohesion policies and of the problems and perspectives of the fragile areas in Italy.

 

Competences and abilities to be acquired

Students are expected to acquire the ability to understand the dynamics of development on a sub-national, national and international level, adopting the major constructs of the sociology of development.

Learning skills, communication skills and soft skills (proactivity, team-working, problem-solving) will be stimulated and challenged during the lessons.

 

Prerequisites

Students should have full knowledge of the major theoretical approaches of the social sciences. It is also recommended to know the fundamentals of economic thought.

 

Teachers involved in the course

Angelo Salento

 

Teaching methodes

Frontal lessons combined with exercises of empirical research. Attending students may give short presentations during the course, as an alternative to the final oral exam.

 

Texts

1) Ph. McMichael, Development and Social Change, Sage 2012 (fifth edition), chapters 5-10;

2) The Collective for the Foundational Economy, Foundational Economy. The Infrastructure of daily life, Manchester University Press (capp. 4-5) (disponibile dattiloscritto in pdf nella sezione materiali didattici);

3) Barca F. (2010), Un’agenda per la riforma della politica di coesione (disponibile in pdf nella sezione materiali didattici);

4) Uval (2014), Strategia nazionale per le aree interne (disponibile in pdf nella sezione materiali didattici).

Gli studenti che preferiscono studiare in lingua italiana possono sostituire il libro di McMichael con il seguente:

G. Bottazzi, Sociologia dello sviluppo, Laterza 2018.

 

Evaluation of students’ competences

oral exams; short presentations during the course for attending students.

 

Exam booking

 

Students can book for the final exam exclusively through the VOL system. The dates of exams are displayed in the Department's website.

Frontal lessons combined with exercises of empirical research. Attending students may give short presentations during the course, as an alternative to the final oral exam.

Oral exams; short presentations during the course for attending students.

Students can book for the final exam exclusively through the VOL system. The dates of exams are displayed in the Department's website.

1) Ph. McMichael, Development and Social Change, Sage 2012 (fifth edition), chapters 5-10;

2) The Collective for the Foundational Economy, Foundational Economy. The Infrastructure of daily life, Manchester University Press (capp. 4-5) (disponibile dattiloscritto in pdf nella sezione materiali didattici);

3) Barca F. (2010), Un’agenda per la riforma della politica di coesione (disponibile in pdf nella sezione materiali didattici);

4) Uval (2014), Strategia nazionale per le aree interne (disponibile in pdf nella sezione materiali didattici).

Gli studenti che preferiscono studiare in lingua italiana possono sostituire il libro di McMichael con il seguente:

G. Bottazzi, Sociologia dello sviluppo, Laterza 2018.

Semester
Primo Semestre (dal 01/10/2018 al 25/01/2019)

Exam type

Type of assessment
Orale

Course timetable
https://easyroom.unisalento.it/Orario

Parent teaching
REGIONAL STUDIES AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT (LM41)

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