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Doctoral Program in Politics: History, Theory, Science

Ph.D. Program in Politics: History, Theory, Science 

A.Y. 2019/2020

The Ph.D. Program in Politics: History, Theory, Science, in collaboration with the Center for Ethics and Global Politics (CEGP), since 2004, is aimed to offer an interdisciplinary perspective on contemporary global political studies. The faculty includes both Italian and international professors. The program is enriched by the collaboration of the International Center on Democracies and Democratizations (ICEDD) and the Italian Center for Electoral Studies - Centro Italiano Studi Elettorali (CISE).

Areas of study:

  • philosophy and political theory (ethics and applied philosophy, political and social philosophy, ethics of international relations and human rights theories)
  • political science, with particular reference to democracy and democratization, electoral studies, globalization, international relations and international political economy
  • epistemology, methodology of research, quantitative methods
  • history of politics, international relations, institutions, political ideas of the XIX and XX centuries

The entire length of the program is three years. The coursework part is held in the first academic year. The second and the third years are generally devoted to the research work and can include a research fellowship period abroad (in agreement with the supervisor and with the Board of Professors). The program is in English.

Starting from a.y. 2020/2021 the Program is going to change his name in POLITICS and will last 4 years instead of 3.

Academic Board

Coordinator: Thomas Christiansen - Luiss Guido Carli