Political Sociology (Course 220 for PPE and History and Politics)


The reading list is here.


Links to lecture slides below are to old ones until updated. Note that the slides are provided here for reference and for those studying topics in tutorials before the relevant lecture. They are not intended to be stand-alone teaching materials or a substitute for attending the lectures.


MT 2016 Lectures Fridays 12-1pm, Exam Schools,


by Stephen Fisher

1. Introduction

2. Class

3. Gender (by James Tilley)

4. Religion

5. Ethnicity

6. Attitudes to ethnic minorities and immigrants, and the Extreme Right

7. Change in Social Attitudes (including Postmaterialism)

8. Political Culture and Social Capital


HT 2017 Lectures Fridays 12-1pm, Exam Schools,


by Stephen Fisher

1. Voter turnout

2. Welfare Regimes


by James Tilley

3. Nationalism

4. Media

5. Political Participation

6. Social Movements

7. Civil Wars and Revolutions

8. Elites


Slides from previous lecture series:



Elites (Michael Biggs) http://users.ox.ac.uk/~sfos0060/PoliticalSociology.shtml

Welfare (Michael Biggs) http://users.ox.ac.uk/~sfos0060/PoliticalSociology.shtml


MT 2012

Citizen participation

Social movements 

Revolutions, civil wars and state failure

Political elites


HT 2013






Stephen Fisher

Department of Sociology

Manor Road

Oxford OX1 3UQ