Undergraduate Module Descriptor


POL1019: Power and Democracy

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level4
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Andrew Schaap (Lecturer)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

Democracy means ‘rule by the people’. But who are the people? Who should be included as part of the demos? How can the people rule over themselves? Can they limit their own power? This module examines the idea of democracy and the meaning and nature of a range of democratic practices and institutions. It will consider the conditions under which power is exercised within a democratic regime. By surveying some influential texts in democratic theory, the module will provide foundational training in contemporary political theory for students of Politics and International Relations.

Module created

01/02/2005

Last revised

04/07/2016