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 2017 Lectures Fridays 12-1pm, Exam Schools,


by Stephen Fisher

1. Introduction

2. Ethnicity

3. Attitudes to ethnic minorities and immigrants, and the Radical Right

4. Religion

5. Gender 

6. Class

7. Change in Social Attitudes

8. Political Culture and Social Capital


HT 2018 Lectures Fridays 12-1pm, Exam Schools,


by Michael Biggs and Stephen Fisher (order to be confirmed)

1. Political Participation

2. Voter turnout

3. Social Movements

4. Welfare Regimes

5. Elites

6. Media

7. Nationalism

8. Civil Wars and Revolutions


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