September 29, 2017
Contents: The goal of this daylong event is to reflect on the fundamental nature of politics and on the discipline of political science. With Stefano Bartolini’s latest manuscript, we are provided with the opportunity to step back and think about the broadest meaning of politics, power and compliance. What are the ultimate and distinctive features of political science, a discipline closely related to other paradigms – economics and psychology more recently? To what extent are rational choice and political eco- nomy approaches, or behavioural and experimental methods overlapping with, or in contrast to, the core nature of “the political”? The Department of Political Science (IPZ) of the University of Zurich, with its pluralism of methods and theories, is honoured to host such a discussion together with colleagues from other Swiss institutions.
Morning Session: public lecture Guest lecture by Prof. Stefano Bartolini of the European University Institute, Florence, based on his new book on The Political, followed by Q&A.
Afternoon Session: workshop In-depth discussion of the manuscript available in advance to all interested. The author will introduce this session. The discussion is structured in three theoretical perspectives and sub-disciplines introduced by discussants.
Initiators: Chair of Comparative Politics, Department of Political Science (UZH).
|Location||University of Zurich Zentrum
|Directions||From Zurich HB use Tram 3 or Bus 31 to “Kunsthaus” and then Tram 7 or 9 to “Kantonsschule”|
|09:30||Welcome coffee and introduction|
What Is “Political Action”?
Prof. Stefano Bartolini, European
University Institute, Florence
|11:00||Questions and debate|
|Transfer||Tram 10 to Zurich-Oerlikon|
|Location||Department of Political Science
Affolternstrasse 56, Zurich-Oerlikon
|14:00||The book project: context, contribution and goals ‒ Opening input by Stefano Bartolini|
|14:30||Discussion item 1:
Rational choice perspective ‒ Input by
Anita Gohdes, Department of Political Science, UZH
|15:45||Discussion item 2:
Behavioural perspective ‒ Input by Marco Steenbergen, Department of Political Science, UZH
|17:00||Discussion item 3:
Normative perspective ‒ Input by Francis Cheneval, Department of Philosophy, UZH
Book: The book manuscript is available to all those participating to the afternoon workshop and can be requested by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration: No registration needed for the morning session. Please write to email@example.com to confirm your attendance to the afternoon session (places available for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers).
Overnight accommodation can be arranged on request but costs are to be covered individually.
|Information||University of Zurich
Department of Political Science
Prof. Daniele Caramani
Affolternstrasse 56 8050 Zurich
|Phone||+41 44 634 40 10|