Political Sociology

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics paper 220

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Stephen Fisher


The study of the social basis of political competition (including social cleavages and identities), social and political attitudes (including political culture), processes of political engagement and competition (including elections, proTest politics and the mass media), the social basis for the formation, change, and maintenance of political institutions (including democracy and welfare states). Candidates must show knowledge based on the study of more than two major industrial countries.

  • 8 lectures in Michaelmas Term: Dr Stephen Fisher
  • 8 lectures in Hilary Term: Dr James Tilley and Dr Michael Biggs
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  • EMBES - the Ethnic Minority British Election Study