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.
Forms of Study
The Swedish grades A–F.
Reporting of grades:
- Written assignments and seminars, 7,5 credits
- 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