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


The reading list is here.


MT 2014 Lectures Fridays 12-1pm, Exam Schools,


by Stephen Fisher

1. Introduction and methodology

2. Class

3. Religion

4. Ethnicity

5. The extreme-right

6. Social attitudes (including post materialism)

7. Political Culture and Social Capital

8. Electoral turnout


HT 2015 Lectures Fridays 12-1pm, Exam Schools,


by Michael Biggs

1. Elites

2. Welfare


by James Tilley

3. Gender

4. Nationalism

5. Media

6. Participation

7. Social Movements

8. Civil Wars and Revolutions



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

Political Culture and Social Capital

Voter Turnout

Citizen participation

Social movements 

Revolutions, civil wars and state failure


Political elites


HT 2013

Extreme Right




Welfare regimes 

Social Attitudes




Stephen Fisher

Department of Sociology

Manor Road

Oxford OX1 3UQ