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Foundations of Economic Sociology

Dates:
  • Mon 13 Nov 2017 15.00 - 17.00
  Add to Calendar 2017-11-13 15:00 2017-11-13 17:00 Europe/Paris Foundations of Economic Sociology

Organised by Klarita Gërxhani, with N. Kulic (MWF) & A. Trantidis (MWF)

Course Description and Objectives

This course introduces the field of economic sociology. It does so by focusing on modern classics and contemporary literature studying the intersection of economy and society. Its main goal is two-fold. First, to provide an understanding of the ways in which various kinds of institutions and social structure and processes play a fundamental role in explaining economic outcomes. Second, to stimulate an integration of the major theories, approaches and topics covered into students’ research interests. At the end of the course, students will be able to:

• have an understanding of the most important thematic literature and the critical analytical capacity to evaluate its scholarly validity from different methodological angles and within both a disciplinary and interdisciplinary context;
• have the capacity to fully participate and adopt a clear position in academic discussions on substantive theories and methodological design;
• have the ability to independently present social science research findings both orally and in writing in English to the required scholarly standard, making use of theoretical insights relevant to the particular research problem under study;
• have the ability to contribute theoretical knowledge and insight to the formulation and resolution of scientifically and socially relevant research problems.

Each week, for seven meetings, students will read and discuss the selected readings. During the last three meetings, students will present an application of the theories and approaches covered into their own research topic. By collectively reading a list of studies, students get to know the different traditions of theory and research in economic sociology, how the theory is connected to empirical research, how particular research designs and methods may be chosen for different research questions, and how new research projects can build on existing studies.

Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

Organised by Klarita Gërxhani, with N. Kulic (MWF) & A. Trantidis (MWF)

Course Description and Objectives

This course introduces the field of economic sociology. It does so by focusing on modern classics and contemporary literature studying the intersection of economy and society. Its main goal is two-fold. First, to provide an understanding of the ways in which various kinds of institutions and social structure and processes play a fundamental role in explaining economic outcomes. Second, to stimulate an integration of the major theories, approaches and topics covered into students’ research interests. At the end of the course, students will be able to:

• have an understanding of the most important thematic literature and the critical analytical capacity to evaluate its scholarly validity from different methodological angles and within both a disciplinary and interdisciplinary context;
• have the capacity to fully participate and adopt a clear position in academic discussions on substantive theories and methodological design;
• have the ability to independently present social science research findings both orally and in writing in English to the required scholarly standard, making use of theoretical insights relevant to the particular research problem under study;
• have the ability to contribute theoretical knowledge and insight to the formulation and resolution of scientifically and socially relevant research problems.

Each week, for seven meetings, students will read and discuss the selected readings. During the last three meetings, students will present an application of the theories and approaches covered into their own research topic. By collectively reading a list of studies, students get to know the different traditions of theory and research in economic sociology, how the theory is connected to empirical research, how particular research designs and methods may be chosen for different research questions, and how new research projects can build on existing studies.


Location:
Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Department of Political and Social Sciences

Type:
Seminar

Contact:
Jennifer Rose Dari (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences) - Send a mail

Organiser:
Prof. Klarita Gërxhani (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences)
 
 

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