Democratization in the World

7.5 credits

The main object of the course is to introduce concepts, theoretical perspectives and empirical findings within the research on democratisation.

The course begins with a discussion on core concepts, definitions and theories that frames the research on democratisation. This discussion includes democracy as political rights and civil liberties, democratisation as a phenomenon, process and phases and identified favourable and unfavourable factors of democratisation.

The second part of the course explores the historical and current trends of democratisation in the world. This part of the course focuses on global and regional patterns of political change, including democratisation processes in Europe, North and Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Växjö – the student city with a living campus

Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also a picturesque city where you are always close to forests and water.

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