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AIP205 - Democracy and Democratisation

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:A Vandenberg




Incompatible with:

AIP305, AIP206/306, AIP405, AIP605, AIP705

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit examines both norms about democracy and explanations of the process of democratisation. Students consider both what democracy should be and why, how, when, and where it is achieved in practice. Case studies compare interactions between social division and democratisation in the USA and Sweden and interactions between Islam and democratisation in Indonesia and the Middle East. Both norms and explanations feature in reflection on the possible futures of transnational and networked democracy.


Seminar participation 25%, Minor assignment 1000 words 25%, Major assignment 2000 words 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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