Political science 320

Module code STL 320
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

Part 1: Democratic studies
A high level critical analysis of democratic theory and practice. The analysis of democratic theory will include themes such as classical, radical, deliberative and feminist perspectives. The analysis of democratic practice will include aspects such as democratisation, democratic consolidation, democratic citizenship and society, the role and importance of civil society, the institutions and procedures for democracy and “good governance”.
Part 2: Political analysis
The methods and practice of political analysis is the focus of study. The principles and problems underpinning different approaches and methods of political analysis are described and explained. This includes the nature, methods and use of comparative analysis, forecasting, risk analysis, performance evaluation and the political audit. These analytical methods are positioned in a political and policy context, with emphasis on practical application. Applicable examples and case studies are used throughout.

Module credits 30.00
NQF Level 07
Service modules Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Prerequisites PTO 101, STL 210(GS), STL 220(GS), 310(GS)
Contact time 3 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Political Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 2

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