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3rd International Summer School

University of Milan - Department of Social & Political Studies

 

Milan 16-20 July, 2012

 

 

The Department of Social & Political Studies of the University of Milan, in collaboration with Itanes (Italian National Election Studies) and ComPol (Italian Association of Political Communication) organizes the 3rd edition of the International Summer School in Political Communication and Electoral Behaviour

 

The School is co-sponsored by:

ICA-Political Communication Division (www.politicalcommunication.org/)

ECREA-Political Communication Section (www.ecrea.eu/divisions/section/id/12)

ISA-IPSA Committee on Political Sociology (www2.spbo.unibo.it/cps/homepage.html)

 

It is also endorsed by:

IPSA-Political Communication Research Committee (http://rc22.ipsa.org/pages/About-RC22)

ESA-Political Sociology Research Network (http://www.europeanpoliticalsociology.eu/)

ECPR- Standing Group on Voting Behaviour and Public Opinion in a comparative perspective (http://povb-ecpr.org/)

SISP (Italian Society of Political Science) (www.sisp.it)

SISE (Italian Society of Electoral Studies) (http://www.studielettorali.it/)

PROGRAMME

 

Monday 16 July

Current Theoretical Perspectives

Morning Session (09.00-13.00):  

·       Opening Lecture by Prof. Denis McQuail (Emeritus, Univ. of Amsterdam)

·        Lecture by Prof. Shanto Iyengar (Stanford University)

 

Afternoon Session (14.30-17.30)

·       Presentation and discussion of research projects

 

Tuesday 17 July

New/Social Media in Political Communication

 

Morning Session (09.00-13.00)

·        Lecture by Prof. Barbara Pfetsch (Freie Universitӓt  Berlin) 
·        Lecture by Stephen Coleman (University of Leeds) 

 

Afternoon Session (14.30-18.30)

·       Seminar # 1: “Research Methods for Social Media”

·       Presentation and discussion of research projects

 

 

Wednesday  18 July

Popularization of Politics:  Implications for Research

 

Morning Session (09.00-13.00)

·       Lecture by Prof. Patricia Moy (University of Washington)  

·       Lecture by Prof. Kees Brants (University of Amsterdam)

Afternoon Session (14.30-18.30)

·       Seminar # 2: “ Problems and Challenges in Comparative Research”

·       Presentation and discussion of research projects

 

Thursday 19 July

Parties and Voters in a Comparative Perspective

 

Morning Session (09.00-13.00)

·        Lecture by  Prof.  Jacques Thomassen (University of Twente)
·        Seminar # 3:  “Understanding the logic of Multilevel Analysis”

 

Afternoon Session (14.30-19.30)

·       Presentation and discussion of research projects

·       Lecture by Prof.  Russell Dalton (University of California, Irvine) [Videoconference]

 

Friday 20 July

Structural vs. Short-term Determinants of Vote Choice

 

Morning Session (09.00-13.00)

·        Lecture by Prof. Marco Maraffi (University of Milano)
·        Lecture by Prof. Oddbjørn Knutsen (University of Oslo)
 
Afternoon Session (14.30-17.30)

·       Presentation and discussion of research projects

 

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Local Organizing Committee:

 

Gianpietro Mazzoleni, Marco Maraffi, Mauro Barisione

 

Contacts & info:

Website: www.dssp.unimi.it/summerschool/polcomm/
E-mail:
summerschool.dssp@unimi.it
Address: Dipartimento di Studi Sociali e Politici, Via Conservatorio, 7 - 20122 Milano (Italy)
Fax: +39 02 503 21240