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Бакалавриат 2019/2020

Демократия и демократизация

Направление: 41.03.05. Международные отношения
Когда читается: 4-й курс, 3, 4 модуль
Формат изучения: без онлайн-курса
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 6

Course Syllabus

Abstract

In this course we will consider various aspects of the conditions of democracy, the processes of democratisation, and the breakdown of democratic regimes. This course will cover the following topics: Conceptualising democracy: General criteria for democracy, and particular forms of semi-democracy. Delegative democracy, illiberal democracy and biased states. Democratic consolidation. Process of democratisation: Paths to democracy. Comparative historical studies. Conditions of Democracy and its maintenance: The concept of democratic legitimacy and the functioning of liberal democracy in advanced capitalist societies. Transitions to Democracy: Forms of non-democracy and transitional paths towards democratisation. Democratic breakdown and reconstruction: Mass society theories and theories of class conflict. Modernisation theory and later criticisms. Democracy and war. Democratic reconstruction and its problems wn.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • In our study of democracy and democratisation we have three main aims. These are to consider: • how democracy is defined and understood, and how far actual systems conform to democratic principles • the main explanations of why political systems have moved from nondemocracy to democracy • whether or not democracy is a stable political system, and whether democratic systems run any serious risk of breakdown.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • You should be able to: explain how democracy actually works in real-world conditions
  • explain how democracy relates to the non-elective institutions of the state,discuss different ways in which democracy can work badly
  • outline the essential arguments of comparative historical sociologists of democratization, such as Moore and Rueschemeyer
  • • explain how some forms of non-democracy can make the transition to democracy, assess theories of democratic breakdown in relatively poor countries and arguments for developmental dictatorship
  • discuss why democracy has survived in wealthy countries
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Defining and conceptualizing democracy
  • Threats to democracy, democratic breakdown and the prevention of the democratic breakdown
  • General theories of democratisation
  • Non-democratic systems and the transition to democracy
  • Democracy and the State
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking MOCK
  • non-blocking Final Exam
    Your exam will be held online. You should submit a paper via Google-Forms in 3-hours period. All further details will be send to you directly by the professor.
  • non-blocking seminars 3 module
  • non-blocking seminars 4 module
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.25 * Final Exam + 0.25 * MOCK + 0.3 * seminars 3 module + 0.2 * seminars 4 module
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Democracy and Democratization in Comparative Perspective : Conceptions, Conjunctures, Causes, and Consequences Møller, Jørgen; Skaaning, Svend-Erik Routledge 2012
  • Democratization : Theory and Experience Whitehead, Laurence Oxford University Press, Incorporated 2002
  • Schumpeter, J. Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy. (London: Allen and Unwin, 1978) fifth edition [ISBN 9780043350324] Chapters 21 and 22

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Economou, E. M. N., & Kyriazis, N. C. (2019). Democracy and Economy : An Inseparable Relationship From Ancient Times to Today. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2174080
  • Iversen, T., & Soskice, D. W. (2019). Democracy and Prosperity : Reinventing Capitalism Through a Turbulent Century. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1867653