Democratisation: Theory and Practices (HRTD6904)
UNIT OF STUDY
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.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in International Studies
- Graduate Certificate in Political Economy
- Graduate Diploma in Human Rights
- Graduate Diploma in International Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Political Economy
- Graduate Diploma in Public Policy
- Master of Human Rights
- Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific Regional Program)
- Master of International Studies
- Master of Political Economy
- Master of Public Policy
Further unit of study information
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x2500 Essay (60%), 1x2000wd equivalent short answer questions (40%),
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
This unit is delivered at the University of Sydney.
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.