The course will focus on developmental themes.
After the discussion on the meaning of the terms of development, underdevelopment, backwardness etc, the different sociological theories on this topic will be examined, starting from the theories of diffusionism up to the dependence theories, self reliance, endogenous development and de-growth. Particular attention will be devoted to the development policies in Sardinia.
The course will have a seminar form: attending students will request for a periodic production of papers on specific topics that will be defined from time to time and for which the bibliography will be indicated and teaching materials will be provided.
For attending students the final examination will consist on the discussion of the papers.