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Unit details

AIP205 - Democracy and Democratisation

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


Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


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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