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 Lectures, in Exam Schools (Fridays 12-1pm)


by Stephen Fisher (except where indicated)

1. Introduction

2. Religion

3. Class (Lecture will be by Tilley, linked slides old ones by Fisher)

4. Ethnicity

5. Anti-immigrant sentiment and populist right parties

6. Political culture and social capital

7. Change in social attitudes

8. Voter turnout


HT Lectures, in Exam Schools (Fridays 12-1pm)

by James Tilley (linked slides below are all old versions by Stephen Fisher or Michael Biggs)


1. Gender 

2. Nationalism

3. Public support for welfare (Fisher)

4. Elites (Biggs)

5. Media

6. Political participation (Biggs)

7. Social movements (Biggs)

8. Civil Wars and Revolutions



Stephen Fisher

Trinity College

Oxford OX1 3BH