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The Performance of Democracies

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: SK2211
Autumn 2019
100% Day
Göteborg
Period: 2 September 2019 - 4 November 2019
INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English
2 Closed GU-17751
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

This course explores factors that explain cross country variation in democratic performance and their implications.  More specifically, it is concerned with how institutional variation  among democratic  regimes is related to outcomes in general dimensions of performance, such as, human well-being, corruption and sound management of public finances, among others. It therefore takes a ‘governance’ perspective focusing less on issues that have to do with what democracy is, democratic transitions or democratic  survival but rather  with why and how democracies ‘succeed or fail’ in the aforementioned areas. It also reviews the implications that follow for citizen attitudes and democratic support.

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Course Syllabus

SK2211

Requirements and Selection

Requirements: Admission to the course requires a minimum of 30 credits (ECTS) at the second cycle  from the courses SK2111 'Perspectives on Politics' and SK2121 'Political Science Analysis' or a minimum of 30 credits from courses the first semester in one of the programmes Master's Programme in European Studies or Master's Programme in International Administration and Global Governance. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 21 003 SEK
First payment: 21 003 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Study Guidance

Student counsellor, +46 31 786 1189, studentcounselling@pol.gu.se

Department

Department of Political Science
Box 711
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Sprängkullsgatan 19

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