Maths for Social Sciences

  • Lorenzo Peccati
  • Mauro D'Amico
  • Margherita Cigola

Part of the UNITEXT book series (UNITEXT, volume 113)

Also part of the La Matematica per il 3+2 book sub series (UNITEXTMAT, volume 113)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Lorenzo Peccati, Mauro D’Amico, Margherita Cigola
    Pages 1-97
  3. Lorenzo Peccati, Mauro D’Amico, Margherita Cigola
    Pages 99-195
  4. Lorenzo Peccati, Mauro D’Amico, Margherita Cigola
    Pages 197-219
  5. Lorenzo Peccati, Mauro D’Amico, Margherita Cigola
    Pages 221-340
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 341-347

About this book


This book is aimed at students in social sciences programs that include some course in quantitative methods. Stats for social sciences is frequently the subject of textbooks, while maths for social sciences is often neglected: monographs on specific themes (like, for instance, social choice systems or game theory applications) are available, but they do not adequately cover the topic in general. This textbook stems from the Bocconi University’s new "Bachelor in Government", which was launched in 2015, and is intended for undergraduate students who do not exclude maths from their toolbox. It discusses various concrete applications in political economics, political science, sociology, and demography and explores topics like Grexit, Macron’s success, immigration effects and the Arab Spring.


Sociology and mathematics Politics and mathematics Political consensus dynamics Political modeling Mathematics in Social Sciences

Authors and affiliations

  • Lorenzo Peccati
    • 1
  • Mauro D'Amico
    • 2
  • Margherita Cigola
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Decision SciencesBocconi UniversityMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of Decision SciencesBocconi UniversityMilanItaly
  3. 3.Department of Decision SciencesBocconi UniversityMilanItaly

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