Content and aims
Current developments in democratic theory and practice are debated. Different forms of participation democracy, i.e. participatory -, deliberative -, direct - and e-democracy and crowd sourcing and more are examined. Discussions on the relationship between participatory, deliberative and representative democracy and questions on which form of democracy would best work for modern democracies and governance are raised.
On completion of this course students should be able to:
— describe current deliberative and participatory democratic theory
— describe current trends in the development of democracy and how they have proven themselves
— critically contrast current dissimilar contemporary democratic ideas and trends.
— analytically discuss contemporary democratic theories in speech and writing.
— analytically discuss current trends in current democracy in speech and writing.