Course ASK22J

Processes of Democracy and Autocracy

7.5 Credits
Second Cycle

Starts week 45, 2023

After completing this course, students shall be able to:

  • demonstrate in depth knowledge about the various meanings of the concept of democracy and how it has evolved over time
  • problematise and critically analyse classic and current theories on democratisation and a return to authoritarian rule
  • demonstrate understanding of the results and methodological approaches in the empirical research field of democratisation
  • independently apply theoretical approaches of democratisation in order to analyse the level of democracy and its democratic development 
  • independently formulate a research problem within the field of democracy and democratisation, and also choose a method suitable for the problem.
Starts and ends:
week 45, 2023 - week 49, 2023
Study Rate:
Flexible (Falun)
Time of Day:
Teaching form:
Only for Exchange Students (Erasmus)
Entry Qualifications :
  • A minimum of 180 credits on first cycle, including 90 credits in Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, Human Rights or Peace and Conflict Studies, including a minimum of 7,5 credits research method with a focus on Social Science and English 6
Application Code:
Main field of study:
Online Education
Compulsory meetings:
0 physical
2 online
Computer Skills:

Surf on the Internet, read and send emails, use a word-processing programme (e.g. Word). Connect a camera and headphones to the computer and install a programme using instructions.

Computer Capacity:

Access to a computer (Not a mini pc, tablet or similar) that is not older than three years (or equivalent) and broadband connection, at least 1 Mbit/s (not mobile broadband, because mobile broadband can vary considerably in speed).

Means of Education:

Higher rate of web-based communication where our learning platform (Learn) is a natural element of the course. Web-based meetings with sound and image where simple presentations can be held. Lectures can be broadcast live or can alternatively be made available afterwards online.

Literature List

Literature lists are published at the latest one month ahead of the course start date.

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Course Coordinator
Thomas Sedelius