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Foundations of Economic Sociology

Dates:
  • Tue 12 Nov 2019 15.00 - 17.00
  Add to Calendar 2019-11-12 15:00 2019-11-12 17:00 Europe/Paris Foundations of Economic Sociology

This course introduces the field of economic sociology, from both macro and micro perspective. 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, researchers 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, researchers will read and discuss the selected readings. During the last three meetings, researchers will present an application of the theories and approaches covered into their own research topic.

Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana

This course introduces the field of economic sociology, from both macro and micro perspective. 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, researchers 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, researchers will read and discuss the selected readings. During the last three meetings, researchers will present an application of the theories and approaches covered into their own research topic.


Location:
Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Department of Political and Social Sciences

Type:
Seminar

Contact:
Claudia Fanti - Send a mail

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

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