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Theories of democracy

Teorije demokracije

Course credits:

6.00 ECTS / 60 (30 hours of lectures, 0 hours of exercises, 30 hours of seminars, 0 hours other forms of work)

Course holder:

prof. dr. Žiga Vodovnik


Elective - general




First semester

Study degree

1. level

    Course execution:

  • Undergraduate Programme of Political Science - Studies of Politics and the State

Short content

The course addresses major theories of democracy, the historical debates about democracy, as well as the modern conceptions of democratic theories and practices – i.e. in particular, their challenges in a globalized world. Throughout the semester we will discuss, inter alia, the following topics: understanding of democracy; boundaries and dilemmas of democracy; democracy in various political traditions; democracy and political participation; individual, community and democracy; democracy and political power; democratic transitions; democracy and disobedience; democracy in a globalized world; democracy and (newest) social movements; sources of democracy; post-democracy. Seminars will focus on democratic models, which today form the core of the political systems.

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Curriculum was last modified on: 14.04.2022