Democratic Statehood
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Course code
RIT6013.YK
old course code
RIT6013
Course title in Estonian
Demokraatlik riiklus
Course title in English
Democratic Statehood
ECTS credits
4.0
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2021/2022 Spring semester
Gerly Elbrecht (language of instruction:Estonian)
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To develop basic understanding of the operation of contemporary state and democratic political system.
To develop basic competences for handling state and democracy in writing bachelor thesis.
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.
Teacher
Gerly Elbrecht
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