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Themes studied in the Department of Political Science, Communication and International Relations (University of Macerata)

The range of disciplines relating to the Department has a significant impact on the level of research. Below is a short list of topics, which proves the wealth of themes and approaches.

Law, history, institutions and public administration: administration, e-government, innovation in public administration; public powers in the XXI century; itineraries of contemporary public law; information law, the right to information, the right of the Internet; labour rights and social security, gender differences and fundamental rights; global justice and human rights; international and European Union law, historical roots of contemporary political processes.

Society, politics, economy and models of development: economic policies and new social dynamics; history and transformation of political systems and political cultures; new models of development, inequality and social justice; migration and social cohesion; global economic poverty and global justice; environmental sustainability and food security; evaluation of training and research; political and legal theory.

Communication, media and intercultural competence: sociology of communication, analysis of cultural processes and media education; public and social communication; politics communication; business communication, marketing and consumer behaviour; lifelong language policies, mobility and intercultural communication; writings, literary communication, new languages, multilingualism and translation, linguistic and cultural mediation.

International relations, internationalisation and globalisation:
social-political-ideal-religious conflict; geopolitics, globalisation and new territorial problems; processes of internationalisation and business support; history and institutions of Africa.


Research activities in the Department comply with the principles of the European Researchers’ Charter and the Code of Conduct for the employment of researchers. Together, these documents contain a set of general principles that specify the role, the responsibilities and the rights of researchers and the people employing and/or financing researchers, as well as the general principles that should be applied by employers and/or financers when appointing or employing researchers.

In order for the principles expressed in the Charter to be effectively implemented, in September 2012, the University made a formal commitment before the European Commission to draft a strategy for the actual implementation of the principles, adhering to the Institutional Human Resources Strategy Group.

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