Undergraduate Course: Democracy in Comparative Perspective (PLIT08005)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Compares origins, institutions, and processes of democracy in several political systems.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
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| Aims: Democracy in Comparative Perspective (DCP) seeks to provide:
A contextualization of key concepts in comparative politics and IR, especially power, democracy and the state
An understanding of the basic features and operations of three different states (normally the UK or another European democratic state, a foreign (non-EU) democratic state and a non or semi-democratic state).
Objectives: By the end of DCP we would expect students to be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts in the study of politics and IR;
Exhibit comparative knowledge of different political systems, institutions, processes and ideas;
Evaluate alternative explanations of particular political developments and events in the three countries studied in this course.
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|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Plus one hour tutorial starting Week 2 and occasional sessions on Friday at 3pm for films or talks.
|Course organiser||Dr Carmen Gebhard
Tel: (0131 6)50 4622
|Course secretary||Miss Lizzie Robertson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3079