Final dissertation


The topics are proposed to and discussed with the teacher. The thesis work will be supervised by the teacher and/or the assistant professor. The main ( but not exclusive ) macro fields are as follows:

  • Active citizenship and civic engagement
  • Climate Change and Global Perspectives
  • Commons and Democracy
  • Democratic Innovations
  • Depoliticisation and post-politics
  • Elections and Voting
  • Gender, Ethnicity and the post-national citizenship
  • Globalisation and anti-austerity movements
  • Media and Democracy
  • Municipalisms
  • Participatory and Deliberative Democracy
  • Political Parties and Representation
  • Populisms
  • Re-politicisation
  • Securitization
  • Social Movements
  • Welfare and participatory governance



  • Interest in Political Sociology
  • Basic skills in the political research methods
  • Adequate knowledge of the basic theories of sociology and of political science
  • It is required to submit a written research design, including methodology, draft table of contents and basic reference

The citation system to use is the HARVARD SYSTEM: a concise guide to this system is available here.

Example of how to compose a bibliography/reference list is available here.

It is also possible to use APA Style. A concise guide is available here.