||The first aim of this module is to understand the scientific bases of electoral behaviour. Thus, we will study what the causes of the vote are and will analyse the models that try to predict it. The second aim of the module deals with the communicative bases of politics. Thus, we will analyse how political actors, the media, and the people at large interact with political communication. Notice this is a first version of the syllabus. Several readings may be replaced by more recent articles before the sessions of the module start. Some other details may also vary slightly.