Rome, Italy

Voters' Behavior and Party Competition in Turbulent Times

when 29 June 2020 - 3 July 2020
language English
duration 1 week
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 1000

This course introduces students to the analysis of party systems, party competition, and voting behavior through the presentation of recent theories and empirical findings, as well as through interactive data analysis labs.

Course leader

Prof. Lorenzo De Sio

Target group

Bachelor's degree students

Course aim

The course has an empirical approach, as data analysis goes hand in hand with theoretical explanations. By adopting a comparative and longitudinal perspective across European countries, the course aims at introducing students to the evolution of party systems, party competition and voting behavior in Western Europe over the past decade, with a specific focus on the disruptive changes occurring in recent years. Moreover, the course also provides students with networking opportunities through meetings with leading figures and observers of Italian politics and institutions.

Fee info

EUR 1000: Fee includes:
- 1 week course

Fee does not include accomodation
EUR 450: Fee 2 is optional and includes:
- 1 week accomodation in single room

300 for accomodation in double room