Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3132: Globalisation and Democratic Politics: the End of the Nation State?

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following

Principles and Types of Democracy 

Democracy in history 
Minimalist conceptions of Democracy 
Democracy: Ideals and values 
Political Equality 
The Majority’s Rule 
Representative Democracy 
Participative Democracy 
Deliberative Democracy and Public Reason 
The conditions and the transformation of democracy 

Self-government: territory and nation 

Democracy and the civic community 
Democracy and Multiculturalism 
Democracy and Globalisation 
Peoples and Borders: Cosmopolitan Democracy? 
International and transnational Democracy 

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and teaching activity 442-hour weekly seminars with a mix of formal lecture, student-led seminar, collective discussion
Guided Independent study256A variety of private study tasks directed by module leader including Independent research and writing for presentation, for class engagement and for assessed essays.

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

Other Learning Resources

Online videos, documentaries, conference papers and online material