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1. Extensive knowledge of central theories of representation, the mandate model of democracy, and party competition
2. Detailed insights into past and current approaches to study questions about pledge fulfilment, party positions, responsiveness and issue ownership
3. Critical reading and discussing complex academic literature and diverse quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches
The following topics will be covered in this course: parties and party systems; the “mandate model of democracy”; measuring and aggregating public opinion; economic voting; the cost of governing; responsiveness; party competition; party positions, salience, and issue ownership; deliberative and direct democracy.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: 1,000 word response paper||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: 2,500–3,000 word essay||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
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