cod. 1003030

Academic year 2014/15
3° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Filosofia politica (SPS/01)
Discipline storico-antropologiche-filosofico-pedagogiche
Type of training activity
54 hours
of face-to-face activities
9 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

Lectures aim at providing students with basic notions about the structure and functioning of political institutions, with particular reference to democratic systems. Students ought also acquire understanding skills that enable them to interpret current political affairs


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Course unit content

The first part of the course is aimed at providing an overall introduction to the theme of political institutions. The second part of the course will be centred on the theme of democracy that will be analyzed both from the historical and from the theoretical viewpoint.

Full programme

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Students attending lectures should study: N. Bobbio, Stato, governo e società, Torino, Einaudi, 1995. Further bibliographical references will be given during lectures with particular attention to the following texts:
C. Galli, R. Esposito (a cura di), Enciclopedia del pensiero politico, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2005;
A. Ferrara, Democrazia e apertura, Milano, Bruno Mondadori, 2012;
D. Held, Modelli di democrazia, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2007;
S. Petrucciani, Democrazia, Torino, Einaudi, 2014
Students who cannot attend lectures should study: S. Petrucciani, Modelli di filosofia politica, Torino, Einaudi, 2003.

Teaching methods

Oral lessons. During lessons further bibliographical references will be given

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination. Abstract and applied knowledge will be tested with open questions

Other information

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