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Theories of Democracy

Code 12269
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Ciência Política
Entry requirements n/a
Mode of delivery Face-to-face.
Work placements Not applied.
Learning outcomes 1.Acknowledge the main theoretical and empirical debates concerning democracy
2. Indentify and discuss the main problems of contemporary (liberal) democracy.
3. Evaluate democracy in specific cases

Syllabus 1. Democracy: origins and essence
2. Democratic conceptions: the liberal, pluralist, participative and deliberative models
3. Democracy at work: delegation and accountability
4. The quality of democracy: evaluate and compare the process, the content and the democratic results
Main Bibliography - Dahl, R. (2000). Democracia. Lisboa: Temas e Debates.
- Held, D. (2006). Models of democracy. Cambridge: Polity.
- Strøm, K., & Müller, W. C.; Bergman, T. (eds.) (2003). Delegation and accountability in parliamentary democracies. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press
- Diamond, L., & Morlino, L. (eds.) (2005). Assessing the quality of democracy. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria - Final essay:70%
- Weekly reports: 20%
- Participation: 10%
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2019-03-15

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