Brief description of the course
Introduction, launching the course. The state: concept and historical development. Basic parameters and operating mechanisms of contemporary statehood. Democracy: concept and main approaches. Democratic political systems: basic parameters. Liberal democratic statehood, europeanisation and globalisation.
Student independent work includes studying the course materials and preparing for examination and/or writing the final essay.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has basic understanding of the operation of contemporary state and democratic political system;
- has basic competences for handling state and democracy in writing bachelor thesis.