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Module 1: Political Systems

This module will examine:

  • political ideologies: democracy, liberalism, Marxism, anarchism, nationalism
  • how democracies function and change
  • alternative political systems in practice, e.g. communist societies, dictatorships, one- party states, monarchies and theocracies
  • parliamentary debate
  • Using political ideas: Rights, rights abuse and asserting rights

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students will:

  • be able to identify a range of different political systems including: democracy, one-party states, theocracy, monarchy etc
  • have an understanding of different types of democracy: (participative, representative, deliberative etc
  • have an understanding of how democracy is interpreted in different countries and in accordance with different cultures and religions

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