Democracy in Theory and Practice
University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Area of Study
International Affairs, International Politics, International Relations, International Studies
Taught In English
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.
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewExamines 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 Mäori representation.
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