Political and social sciences

Political and social sciences

Coverage by subjects

The monograph collection is arranged in the following macro-areas: Social Sciences, Sociology, Political science, Economics, Law, Pedagogy, Anthropology, Ethnography and Folklore.

The main topics explored by the collection are:
in Florence: Sociology, with particular emphasis on the social movements, participatory democracy and gender rights, International political economics, Comparative politics and societies, with particular attention to emerging political parties and practices, International relations, European and comparative policies and governance.
in Pisa: Pedagogy, History of the universities, Anthropology, Italian Folklore.


Authors' libraries relevant to Political and Social Sciences and the main topics represented

Ernesto Codignola for pedagogy
Giuseppe Vidossi for ethnography and popular traditions
Vittorio Santoli for popular Italian poetry



The periodical literature for this study area includes an open-shelf print collection and a collection of e-journals.



The open shelf monograph collection is to be found:
in Florence, at the Strozzi site;
in Pisa, on the ground floor of the Capitano site.

For the location of the authors' libraries, please refer to the specific sheet in the section Personal collections and Authors’ libraries.

The Political and Social Sciences journals belong to the humanities journals sector located in the Orologio-Carovana site (Palazzo della Carovana, ground floor and 1st floor).


New acquisitions

The list of new acquistions is published in the SEARCH catalogue and gives an account of the titles acquired in the last 2 months.


Political and Social Sciences databases