At the University of Turin I teach 3 courses:

Politics and Religion (English – 6 ECTS Credits) – AGIC Master Course

Politica Comparata (Italian – 9 ECTS Credits)

Scienza Politica (Italian – 6 out of 12 ECTS Credits)

I am also a member of the faculty of the ISPI Master in International Cooperation

The Following is the syllabus of my Politics and Religion course:

Week 1: Religion, Secularization and Politics:
– Russell Sandberg and Norman Doe. 2007. “Church–State Relations in Europe”. Religion Compass 1/5: 561–578
– Jeffrey Haynes. 1997. “Religion, secularisation and politics: A postmodern conspectus”. Third World Quarterly 18 (4): 709–28.
– Luca Ozzano. 2009. “A Political Science Perspective on Religious Fundamentalism”. Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions 10: 339–59.
– Ahmet T. Kuru. 2007. “Passive and Assertive Secularism: Historical Conditions, Ideological struggles, and State Policies toward Religion”. World Politics 59 (4): 568–94.

Week 2: Religion, Democracy and Democratization:
– Luca Ozzano. 2013. “Introduction: Religion, Democracy and Civil Liberties”. European Political Science 12 (2), pp. 147-153.
– Alfred C. Stepan. 2000. “Religion, Democracy, and the ‘Twin Tolerations’”. Journal of Democracy 11 (4): 37–57.
– Steve Bruce. 2004. “Did Protestantism Create Democracy?” Democratization 11(4): 3–20.
– Mirjam Künkler and Julia Leininger. 2009. “The Multi-Faceted Role of Religious Actors in
Democratization Processes: Empirical Evidence from Five Young Democracies”.
Democratization, 16(6): 1058–1092.

Week 3: Religion and Political Parties:
– Luca Ozzano and Francesco Cavatorta. 2013. “Introduction: religiously oriented parties and democratization”. Democratization 20 (5): 799–806.
– Luca Ozzano. 2013. “The many faces of the political god: a typology of religiously oriented parties”. Democratization 20 (5): 807–30.
– Manfred Brocker and Mirjam Kunkler. 2013. “Religious Parties: Revisiting the Inclusion Moderation Hypothesis”. Party Politics, 13(2): 171–186.

Week 4: Religion, communities, and conflict:
– Jonathan Fox. 2001. “Religion as an overlooked element of international relations”, International Studies Review, 3(3), 53-73.
– Samuel P. Huntington. 1993. “The Clash of Civilizations?” Foreign Affairs, Vol. 72, No. 3 (Summer, 1993), pp. 22-49

– Luca Ozzano and Sara Fenoglio, “Religious Communities and Empowerment in Community Organizing” (uploaded on the Moodle page of the course)

Week 5: Case Studies (1):
– David E. Campbell and Robert D. Putnam. 2012. “God and Caesar in America: Why Mixing Religion and Politics is Bad for Both”, Foreign Affairs 91 (2), 34-43.
– Claudia Zilla. 2018. “Evangelicals and politics in Latin America: religious switching and its growing political relevance” (SWP Comment, 46/2018). Berlin: Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik.

Jeffrey Haynes, “Right-Wing Populism and Religion in Europe and the USA”, Religions Vol. 11

Guy Ben-Porat, Dani Filc, Ahmet Erdi Ozturk and Luca Ozzano, “Populism, Religion, and Family Values Policies in Israel, Italy and Turkey”, Mediterranean Politics 2021

Week 6: Case Studies (2):
– Francesco Cavatorta and Fabio Merone. (2013) “Moderation through exclusion? The journey of the Tunisian Ennahda from fundamentalist to conservative party”. Democratization 20(5): 857–875.
– Ahmet Erdi Öztürk. 2019. “An alternative reading of religion and authoritarianism: the new logic between religion and state in the AKP’s New Turkey”. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies 19 (1): 79–98.
– Christophe Jaffrelot, “Refining the moderation thesis. Two religious parties and Indian democracy: the Jana Sangh and the BJP between Hindutva radicalism and coalition politics”, Democratization 20 (5), 876-894.