SPS/08 (SOCIOLOGIA DEI PROCESSI CULTURALI E COMUNICATIVI)
DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE ECONOMICHE E AZIENDALI
Corso di studio
ECONOMICS, FINANCE AND INTERNATIONAL INTEGRATION - ECONOMIA, FINANZA E INTEGRAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE
Industrial Organization and Market Regulation
Secondo Semestre (22/02/2021 - 22/05/2021)
44 ore di attività frontale
Basic preparation in general sociology. Familiarity with the classics of economics and sociology.
The course provides students with a general overview of the relationships between economics and sociology, with an introduction to the classics of economic sociology and of the sociology of finance. More specifically, it should make students aware of the crucial roles of social institutions in economic actions and activities. At the end of the course students should be more sensible to the relevance of the context of economic actions, to the complexity of individual choices and of the relations linking the micro and macro levels.
Programma e contenuti
The course is divided in two main parts .In the first, we will examine and discuss the works and perspectives of the founding fathers of economic sociology, including Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Simmel, Schumpeter and Polanyi. Then, starting with a famous text by Mark Granovetter, we will focus on the tought of some of the most rapresentative authors in the new economic sociology and sociology of finance, to provide an overview of the contemporary developments in sociology about financial markets.
Lectures and seminars. SLIDES of lectures available on KIRO.
Testi di riferimento
Mark Granovetter, Economic Action and Social Structure: The Problem of Embeddedness, American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 91, N. 3, 1985, pp. 481-510. Free download online.
Additional readings (selected parts):
Richard Swedberg, Principles of economic sociology, Princeton University Press, 2003; sec.ed. 2007. Chapters 1 and 2.
Carlo Trigilia, Economic Sociology, State Market and Society in Modern Capitalism, Blackwell publishing, 2002, pp. 17-35.
F. Corradi, Towards a Critical sociology of Finance, American Academic Press, 2019. Chapters. 3 and 4
Modalità verifica apprendimento
Written Exam in English.
Students will be provided with a range of topics/questions and they should choose and develop only 3. Answers are expected to be as precise and detailed as possible.
Obiettivi Agenda 2030 per lo sviluppo sostenibile