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Theories of Democracy

Code 12285
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 7,5
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Ciência Política
Entry requirements None.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face.
Work placements Not applied.
Learning outcomes It seeks to promote postgraduate training and research activity in the field of democracy theories. Specific objectives are: 1. To familiarize the student with the most advanced research in the area. 2. To enable the student to write a paper about a theme and / or problem in the field of democracy theories.
Syllabus I – Introduction
1. Ancient democracy and modern democracy
2. Liberal democracy
3. Participatory democracy
4. Deliberative democracy
5. Against democracy
II – Crisis and challenges of liberal democracy
6. Neoliberalism and post-democracy
7. Social movements and "real democracy"
8. Radical pluralism and populism
9. Iliberal democracies and identity politics
10. Democracy and Citizenship
Main Bibliography F. Cunnigham, Theories of Democracy. A critical introduction, Oxon, Routledge, 2002
N. Bobbio, Liberalismo e democracia, São Paulo, Editora Brasiliense, 1988
R. Dahl, Democracy and its critics, New Haven, YUP, 1989
J. Brennan, Contra a Democracia, Lisboa, Gradiva, 2017
J. Gray, Falso Amanhecer, Lisboa, Universidade de Aveiro/ Gradiva, 2000
J.-W. Müller, O que é o populismo?, Alfragide, Texto Editores, 2017
C. Mudde e R. Kaltwasser, Populismo Uma brevíssima introdução, Lisboa, Gradiva, 2017
Ivan Krastev, After Europe, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017
David Goodhart, The Road to Somewhere. The New Tribes shaping British Politics, s.l., Penguin Books, 2017
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Written work (70%)
Active participation in class: 30%
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-01-26

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