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


The reading list is here.


MT 2015 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 2016 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 not yet updated above:



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



Welfare regimes 




Stephen Fisher

Department of Sociology

Manor Road

Oxford OX1 3UQ