Faculty of Arts


POLITICS 214

Democracy in Theory and Practice


Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for POLITICS 214.

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 2018

Not taught in 2018

Lecturer(s)

TBA

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, or 15 points at Stage I in Political Studies or Politics and International Relations and 30 points in the BA, or 45 points in the BGlobalSt

Restrictions

POLITICS 314


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