90909 - WORKSHOP 2 (WS3)

Scheda insegnamento


L'insegnamento contribuisce al perseguimento degli Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile dell'Agenda 2030 dell'ONU.

Pace, giustizia e istituzioni forti

Anno Accademico 2022/2023

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

The course aims at introducing students to the utilization of one of the main statistical packages for data analysis and presenting to them the basic elements of micro-data management and analysis. By the end of the course students will be familiar with the statistical package interface and be able to: load different types of data and different file formats into the statistical package, perform basic data management operations and conduct monovariate and multivariate statistical analyses using the software introduced during the course.


In the first week it will be introduced the workshop and the actor constructivist approach to the study of EU foreign policy.

The second and third week will be dedicated to groups' presentations on Allison's models and on the role of ideas in foreign policy.

During the remaining weeks students will apply the actor constructivist approach to the study of the EU' reaction to the war in Ukraine. 

At the end of the workshop students will present their main findings in the framework of a public event.

Detailed instructions on the students' activities will be provided at the beginning of the course. 


  • Allison, G. (1971) Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1ed. Little Brown, chapters, 1, 3 and 5
  • Baracani, E. (2017) 'Graham Allison: Conceptual Frameworks of Foreign Policy Decision Making', in F. Andreatta (ed.) Classic Works in International Relations, Bologna, Il Mulino, 127-154
  • Baracani, E. and V. Sarotto (2022) 'The European Commission's role in EU-Turkey migration: political leadership through strategic framing', West European Politics
  • Del Reux, T. (2015) 'Bureaucratic Politics, New Institutionalism and Principal-Agent Models', in Jørgensen K., Aarstad A., Drieskens E., Laatikainen K., Tonra B., The SAGE Handbook on European Foreign Policy, 152-165
  • Goldstein, J. and Keohane, R.O. (eds) (1993) Ideas and Foreign Policy: Beliefs, Institutions, and Political Change, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, chapter 1
  • Schmidt, V.A. (2008) ‘Discursive institutionalism: the explanatory power of ideas and discourse’, Annual Review of Political Science, 11, 303–326
  • Surel, Y. (2000) ‘The role of cognitive and normative frames in policy-making’, Journal of European Public Policy, 7(4):  495–512
  • White, B. (1999) 'The European Challenge to Foreign Policy Analysis', European Journal of International Relations, 5(1): 37-66
  • Young, O.R. (2017) Governing Complex Systems: Social Capital for the Anthropocene, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press (chapter 6)

Metodi didattici

- Students' presentations (in groups)
- Class debates
- This workshop is only for attending students

Modalità di verifica e valutazione dell'apprendimento

- Students are expected to attend every session regularly and to participate in class debate
- In addition, each student will have to prepare group's presentations

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

- Power point presentations as well as additional material will be available on Virtuale

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Elena Baracani