ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY

Sociologia ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY

0312300018
DIPARTIMENTO DI STUDI POLITICI E SOCIALI
EQF6
SOCIOLOGY
2022/2023



OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2019
AUTUMN SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
960LESSONS
ExamDate
SOCIOLOGIA ECONOMICA14/02/2023 - 10:00
SOCIOLOGIA ECONOMICA14/02/2023 - 10:00
Objectives
EDUCATIONAL GOALS
THE COURSE AIMS TO PROVIDE THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL TOOLS TO ANALYZE THE CHANGES TAKING PLACE IN THE PROCESSES OF SOCIAL REGULATION OF THE ECONOMY AND FOR A CORRECT READING AND INTERPRETATION OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC PHENOMENA. PARTICULAR ATTENTION WILL BE DEVOTED TO THE IMPACT OF ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE LAST DECADES ON THE WELFARE SYSTEMS OF THE MARKET ECONOMY COUNTRIES AND ON THE CONSEQUENCES OF THESE CHANGES IN TERMS OF NEW FORMS OF SOCIAL EXCLUSION AND VULNERABILITY.

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
THE FUNDAMENTAL TOOLS TO READ SOCIAL STRATIFICATION OVER TIME AND THE CONTEMPORARY WILL BE PROVIDED, THROUGH THE THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL CONTRIBUTION OF RESEARCH IN THE FIELD OF THE SOCIOLOGY OF ECONOMIC AND WORK PROCESS.

ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO KNOW AND APPLY THE FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS USED BY ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY FOR THE STUDY OF THE FUNCTIONING AND CHANGE OF THE ECONOMY AND SPECIFIC ECONOMIC PHENOMENA. IN PARTICULAR THEY WILL BE ABLE TO APPLY THE KNOWLEDGE LEARNED TO UNDERSTAND AND ANALYZE A WIDE RANGE OF ECONOMIC PHENOMENA THAT CHARACTERIZE THEIR DAILY EXPERIENCE AND WHICH HAVE A CENTRAL ROLE IN THE CURRENT PUBLIC DEBATE.
Prerequisites
ANY KNOWLEDGE DEEMED USEFUL IS RELATED TO SOME ELEMENTARY ECONOMICS CONCEPTS WITH REFERENCE TO THE MAIN INDICATORS USED IN THIS DISCIPLINE, PARTICULARLY WITH REGARD TO THE ISSUE OF ECONOMIC / TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT AND ENTERPRISE.
Contents
COURSE CONTENT

THE MAIN TOPICS OF THE TEACHING ARE LISTED BELOW IN THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATION IN MODULES:

MODULE 1 (10 HOURS) – ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY: DEFINITION OF THE FIELD OF INTERVENTION OF THE DISCIPLINE

• INTRODUCTION TO DISCIPLINE AND THE MAIN ISSUES
• ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY AND CLASSICAL POLITICAL ECONOMY TO COMPARISON
• MAIN THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES AND STUDY’S CURRENTS

MODULE 2 (10 HOURS) – ORIGINS OF THE DISCIPLINE: THE CONTRIBUTION OF CLASSICS

• WEBER AND THE ORIGINS OF CAPITALISM
• MARX AND THE ANALYSIS OF PRODUCTION PROCESSES
• POLANYI AND THE ECONOMY AS AN INSTITUTIONAL PROCESS

MODULE 3 (10 HOURS) – ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND STATE ORGANIZATION

• PROCESSES OF MODERNIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
• ASCENSION AND DECLINE OF THE KEYNESIAN STATE
• GLOBALIZATION AND VARIETIES OF CAPITALISMS

MODULE 4 (10 HOURS) – ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONING OF LABOR MARKET

• LABOR MARKET: PROBLEMS AND THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
• LABOR MARKET INDICATORS
• INSTITUTIONS, STATISTICAL SOURCES AND REGULATION OF LABOR MARKET

MODULE 5 (10 HOURS) – ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

• FIRMS AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
• FORMS OF ORGANIZATION OF FIRMS
• INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT BETWEEN ECONOMY AND SOCIETY

MODULE 6 (10 HOURS) – WORK ORGANIZATION AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

• FORDISM, TOYOTISM AND WORK ORGANIZATION
• ECONOMY OF SERVICE AND DE-INDUSTRIALIZATION
• INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND WORKING CONDITIONS ANALYSIS
Teaching Methods
TEACHING IS ORGANIZED IN THE FORM OF FRONTAL LESSONS FOR A TOTAL OF 51 HOURS, EXERCITATIONS (6 HOURS) AND SEMINARS WITH EXTERNAL EXPERTS FOR A TOTAL OF 3 HOURS IN THE CONTEXT OF THREE DIFFERENT LESSONS.

THE EXERCITATIONS ARE BASED ON WRITTEN TESTS AIMED AT LEARNING THE STUDENT WITH RESPECT TO THE ACQUISITION OF WRITING SKILLS, PROCESSING AND PROBLEMATIZING. SEMINARS WITH EXTERNAL INVITEES ARE INSTEAD DESIGNED TO PROVIDE A MORE DETAILED KNOWLEDGE, FOR EXAMPLE, OF A PHENOMENON, OF A PUBLIC POLICY RATHER THAN EXAMINING SPECIFIC ASPECTS OF A METHODOLOGICAL NATURE RELATED TO ONE OF THE TOPICS MET DURING COURSE.
Verification of learning
THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE TEACHING OBJECTIVES IS CERTIFIED BY AN EVALUATION EXAM, WHICH PROVIDES FOR A RATING UP TO 30 POINTS (IN CENTS), WITH A MINIMUM OF 18 FOR PASSING THE EXAM. THE EXAM PROVIDES FOR A WRITTEN TEST AND AN ORAL EXAM THAT TAKE PLACE ON DIFFERENT DAYS. THE ORAL TEST WILL BASED INITIALLY BE ON THE DISCUSSION OF THE RESULTS OF THE WRITTEN TEST AND THEN ON THE VERIFICATION OF THE LEARNING IN RELATION TO OTHER TOPICS OF THE PROGRAM. THE FINAL VOTE IS OBTAINED FROM THE SUM OF THE SCORES GIVEN IN THE FIRST AND SECOND TESTS.
THE WRITTEN TEST CONSISTS OF THE COMPOSITION OF A SHORT TEXT IN THE FORM OF OPEN QUESTIONS (THEORETICAL, COMMENTARY OF A GRAPH OR TABLE) WITH A DURATION OF 2 HOURS AND IS INTENDED TO VERIFY THE ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND THE ARGUMENTS AND THE ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE IN WRITING.
THE ORAL TEST CONSISTS OF A 25-MINUTE DISCUSSION AIMED AT ASSESSING THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE, THE CAPACITY OF ELABORATION OF THE ISSUES COVERED IN THE WRITTEN PART AND ABOUT THOSE ENVISAGED IN THE REST OF THE PROGRAM. THE ORAL TEST WILL ALSO ENABLE THE STUDENT TO USE THE LANGUAGE SKILLS AND TO ORGANIZER A AUTONOMOUS EXPOSURE ON THE AIMS OF THE DISCIPLINE WITH REFERENCES TO THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CONTENT AS WELL AS TO EVALUATE THE ABILITY TO PROCESS CRITICAL ANALYSES IN AN AUTONOMOUS FORM WITH RESPECT TO THEORETICAL ISSUES AND OF OTHER NATURE MET DURING THE COURSE.
Texts
CARLO TRIGILIA, SOCIOLOGIA ECONOMICA, VOL. II, TEMI E PERCORSI CONTEMPORANEI, IL MULINO, BOLOGNA 2009.
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