To introduce the theoretical underpinnings of the democratic state; to outline theoretical and practical changes and challenges to the democratic state both today and in the future; to draw links between theoretical ideas about the democratic state and democratic politics in action.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Link key aspects or versions of democratic theory to contemporary democratic practices
- Identify contemporary and future challenges to the democratic state
- Identify and assess contending critiques of democracy and their related conceptions of democratic reform
- Describe and critically examine contending theoretical accounts of the modern democratic state
The emergence of the democratic state; key critiques of democracy in theory and practice; contemporary and emerging challenges and changes to the democratic state; trends and innovations in democratic practice
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching will be 2 hours of lectures per week. All will be recorded and posted on Blackboard. Lectures will be delivered either face to face or online only depending upon University and Public Health England Guidance at the time. Total of 24 hours of lectures (2 hours per week X 12 weeks) per module.
Weekly student participation in online discussion boards. 1 hour per week delivered asynchronously. (1 hour X 12 weeks)
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Books, journal articles, newspaper articles, specialised website and other internet sources.
Dryzek, J. S. and Dunleavy, P. (2009). Theories of the Democratic State. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
|Discussion board activity||25%|
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External