Units of Study

HRTD6904 - Democratisation: Theory and Practices

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Michael Norman Thurlbeck Humphrey

Description

The unit exposes students to different theories of democracy/democratisation, raising issues of equality, justice, citizenship and popular sovereignty. Students learn about institutions and systems needed to maintain democracies such as the rule of law, constitutionalism, independence of the judiciary, accountability, impunity, electoral systems, and the role of civil society. The unit explores the relationship between human rights and democratisation and explores human rights and democratisation in different economic, social and cultural contexts, including times of emergencies and armed conflict.

Assessments

1x2000wd equivalent short answer questions (40%) and 1x3000wd essay (60%)

Classes

1x3-hr seminar/week

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HRTD6904 - Democratisation: Theory and Practices

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Michael Norman Thurlbeck Humphrey

Description

The unit exposes students to different theories of democracy/democratisation, raising issues of equality, justice, citizenship and popular sovereignty. Students learn about institutions and systems needed to maintain democracies such as the rule of law, constitutionalism, independence of the judiciary, accountability, impunity, electoral systems, and the role of civil society. The unit explores the relationship between human rights and democratisation and explores human rights and democratisation in different economic, social and cultural contexts, including times of emergencies and armed conflict.

Assessments

1x2000wd equivalent short answer questions (40%) and 1x3000wd essay (60%)

Classes

1x3-hr seminar/week

The information displayed above is indicative only as online information is subject to change without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney