Reference Readings

Reference Books and Articles for Assessment


  1. Clemens, E. S. (2016) What is Political Sociology? Cambridge: Polity.
  2. Wilson, J. and Swyngedouw E. (2015) The Post-Political and Its Discontents. Spaces of Depoliticisation, Spectres of Radical Politics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.


  1. De Blasio, E. and Sorice, M. (2018) Populism among technology, e-democracy and the depoliticisation process. Revista Internacional de Sociologìa, 76(4), e109.
  2. It will be communicated in September 2019

Not attending students are requested to study the third book (please see: Teaching and Assessment)

Basic references

  • Amenta, E., Nash, K and Scott, A. (2016) The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Balibar, E. (2015) Citizenship. Cambridge: Polity.
  • Boudreau, J.A. (2017) Global Urban Politics. Cambridge: Polity.
  • Caciagli, C. (2019) Housing Squats as Educational Sites of Resistance: The Process of Movement Social Base Formation in the Struggle for the House. Antipode, 51.3, pp. 730-749. doi: 10.1111/anti.12515
  • Coleman, S. and Shane, P. M. (eds.) (2011) Connecting Democracy: Online Consultation and the Flow of Political Communication. Cambridge (MA): MIT Press.
  • Crouch, C. (2011) The Strange Non-Death of Neoliberalism. Cambridge: Polity.
  • Dalton, R. J., Farrell, D. M. and McAllister, I. (2011) Political Parties & Democratic Linkage. How Parties Organizes Democracy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • De Blasio, E. and Sorice, M. (2018) Populism between direct democracy and the technological myth. Palgrave Communications, 4, 15.
  • De Blasio, E. and Sorice, M. (2018) Populism among technology, e-democracy and the depoliticisation process. Revista Internacional de Sociologìa, 76(4), e109.
  • de Leon, C. (2014) Party & Society. Reconstructing a Sociology of Democratic Party Politics. Cambridge: Polity.
  • della Porta, D. (2013) Can Democracy Be Saved? Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • della Porta, D. e Diani, M. (2006) Social Movements. An Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • della Porta, D., Fernandez, J., Kouki, H. and Mosca, L. (2017) Movement Parties Against Austerity. Cambridge: Polity.
  • della Porta, D. and Mattoni, A. (eds.) (2014) Spreading Protest. Social movements in times of crisis. Colchester: ECPR Press.
  • Drake, M. S. (2010) Political Sociology for a Globalizing World. Cambridge: Polity.
  • Fawcett, P., Flinders, M., Hay, C. and Wood, M. (2017) Anti-Politics, Depoliticization, and Governance. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Forgacs, D., ed. (1999) The Antonio Gramsci Reader. Selected Writings 1916-1935 (Introduction by Eric Hobsbawm). London: Lawrence and Wishart.
  • Frezzo, M. (2015) The Sociology of Human Rights. Cambridge: Polity.
  • Geissel, B. and Joas, M. (2013) Participatory Democratic Innovations in Europe. Berlin-Toronto: Barbara Budrich Publishers.
  • Gerbaudo, P. (2019) The Digital Party. Political Organisation and Online Democracy. London: Pluto Press.
  • Hall, S. (2017) Selected Political Writings. The Great Moving Right Show and other essays. London: Lawrence and Wishart.
  • Hidalgo Tenorio, E., Benitz-Castro, M. A. and De Cesare, F. (Eds.) (2019) Populist Discourse. Critical Approaches to Contemporary Politics. London: Routledge.
  • Jasper, J. M. (2014) Protest. A Cultural Introduction to Social Movements. Cambridge: Polity.
  • Kriesi, H. and Pappas, T. S., eds. (2015) European Populism in the Shadow of the Great Recession. Colchester: ECPR Press.
  • Landman, T. (2013) Human Rights and Democracy. The Precarious Triumph of Ideals. London: Bloomsbury.
  • Littler, J. (2017) Against Meritocracy. Culture, Power and Myths of Mobility. London: Routledge.
  • Malesevic, S. (2013) Nation-States and Nationalism. Cambridge: Polity.
  • Morlino, L. (2011) Changes for Democracy. Actors, Structures, ProcessesOxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Mudde, C, and Rovira Kaltwasser, C., eds. (2012) Populism in Europe and the Americas. Threat or Corrective for Democracy? Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Nash, K. (2010) Contemporary Political Sociology. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Pauwels, T. (2014) Populism in Western Europe. Comparing Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. London: Routledge.
  • Pettitt, R. T. (2014) Contemporary Party Politics. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Pilkington, H. and Pollock, G. eds. (2015) Radical Futures? Youth, Politics and Activism in Contemporary Europe. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Rush, M. (1992) Politics and Society. An Introduction to Political Sociology. London: Routledge.
  • Stanbridge, K. and Ramos, H. (2012) Seeing Politics Differently. A Brief Introduction to Political Sociology. Don Mills (Canada): Oxford University Press.
  • Tormey, S. (2015) The end of representative politics. Cambridge: Polity.