Anno accademico 2023/2024 - Docente: DAVIDE LUCA ARCIDIACONO

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

Knowledge of the main operating mechanisms of capitalist economic systems

Knowledge of the relevance of the institutional and social dimensions of  economic processes

Development of critical analysis on globalization and its impact on the main economic issues

Development of analytical skills in a comparative perspective

Modalità di svolgimento dell'insegnamento

Lectures on introductory basic concepts for comparative analysis of socio-economic institutions and policies. Workgroups in class to discuss emerging or related issues, also taking inspiration from international press articles. Students will be also involved in the analysis and discussion of European directives and Reports on related issues, in particular about innovation policies, digital and green transitions.

Prerequisiti richiesti

NONE. There aren't specific prerequisites to participate

Frequenza lezioni

Mandatory presence at lectures and facultative participation in group works

Contenuti del corso

The course will examine the main features of the sociological analysis of economic phenomena and of the main differences in the organization of the capitalist system between convergence and diversity through the conceptual and analytical categories of economic sociology and in particular comparative political economy. Moreover, the course aims at providing students with the theoretical and methodological basis for the comparativre analysis of labor policies (models, features, objectives, effects). The perspective of Economic Sociology will be essential in this course that try to deepen some crucial issue at the global lever: varities of Capitalisms, Digital and Ecological Transition, notions, indicators and data sources for labour market analysis , occupational models and welfare regimes in transition.

Testi di riferimento

•Trigilia C., Economic Sociology, Blackwell, 2002, from page 1 to 35, from page 119 to 134, from page 237 to 255

Crouch C., Capitalist Diversity and Change, Oxford, 2005, from page 1 to 45

•Hancke, Debating Varieties of Capitalism, Oxford UP, 2009 (only chapter 1, 2, 8 and 9)

P. De Beer, T. Schils, The labour market triangle. Employment Protection, Unemployment Compensation and Activation in Europe, Edward Elgar, 2009, pp. 1-25 (C. 1) and 198-220 (C. 9

F. Berton, M. Richiardi, S. Sacchi, The political economy of work security and flexibility, The Policy Press, 2012, pp. 1-60 (Cs. 1-3) and 147-153 (C. 8)

—Clasen Clegg, Regulating the Risk of Unemployment, Oxford University Press, 2013, pp. 1-12 (C. 1) and pp. 333-345 (C. 17)

Programmazione del corso

 ArgomentiRiferimenti testi
1from page 1 to 35, from page 119 to 134, from page 237 to 255
2from page 1 to 45
3only chapter 1, 2, 8 and 9
4pp. 1-25 (C. 1) and 198-220 (C. 9)
5pp. 1-60 (Cs. 1-3) and 147-153 (C. 8)
6pp. 1-12 (C. 1) and pp. 333-345 (C. 17)

Verifica dell'apprendimento

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

Oral presentation/debate and a final written essay on a specific topic assigned.

Esempi di domande e/o esercizi frequenti

What is the peculiarity of the Varieties of Capitalism's Approach (VOCs)?

What are the main comparative dimensions in  VOCs?

What are the differences between LMEs and CMEs countries?

What are the main features of the Mediterranean Model of Capitalism?

What are the main indicators to compare labor market structures in different countries?

What are the differences between active and passive labor market policies?

What is the European Employment Strategy?

What is Flexicurity? What are its main pillars?

What are the main challenges related to the green and digital transition?