Faculty of Arts


POLITICS 214

Democracy in Theory and Practice


Description

Examines the theory and practice of democratic politics. Specific questions include how democracies try to reconcile freedom and equality, and the relations between democratic nationalism and citizenship. Practical topics include judicial review and the rule of law, referendums and the "tyranny of the majority", and issues in political representation, including Māori representation.

Availability 2017

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Stephen Winter

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

POLITICS 214: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage I in Political Studies or Politics and International Relations, or 15 points at Stage I in Political Studies or Politics and International Relations and EUROPEAN 100, or 15 points at Stage I in Political Studies or Politics and International Relations and 15 points in Philosophy or Sociology

Restrictions

POLITICS 314


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