The research interests of the members of the Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS) span across comparative politics, international relations, sociology, and social and political theory. 
We focus on contemporary phenomena, at the national, sub-national and transnational level, mainly but not exclusively in Europe.

We support an eclectic approach to research projects and doctoral theses, often cutting across traditional academic boundaries. A variety of method courses and workshops on data gathering and analysis are available in the first two years—survey, experimental and ethnographic; quantitative and qualitative—while field-work and data collection normally take place in the second and third year.

 

 

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Masterclass on Critical Theory and International Law: Sovereignty and Human Rights

Masterclass on Critical Theory and International Law: Sovereignty and Human Rights

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Given by Prof. Seyla Benhabib (Yale University). 12-21 May 2015
Causal Inference

Causal Inference

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Workshop offered by Elias Dinas (Univ. Oxford), 7-8 May, 2015, Seminar Room Villa Paola
Party System Change in Times of Crisis

Party System Change in Times of Crisis

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Lecture by Dr Fernando Casal Bertoa on 5 May 2015, organised by POLCON and the Political Behaviour Colloquium
The Individualization of War: From War to Policing in the Regulation of Armed Conflicts

The Individualization of War: From War to Policing in the Regulation of Armed Conflicts

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A lecture by Gabriella Blum, in the framework of the IoW project - Monday 4th May

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