Courses, Thematic Section 3

Thematic Section 3

Democratisation 5-16 November 2012 (weeks 8, 9) TS 3 responsible: Prof. Kalliope Agapiou-Josephides...


5-16 November 2012 (weeks 8, 9)

TS 3 responsible: Prof. Kalliope Agapiou-Josephides (University of Cyprus)

  • Theoretical and Conceptual Issues
  • Transition and Transformation Processes
  • Political Democratic Systems and Human Rights
  • Electoral Processes and Democratisation (OSCE, EU et al.)
  • Political Participation

Thematic Section 3 focuses on democratisation issues and human rights. The first week is devoted to regime change and democratic consolidation. It starts with an introduction to theoretical and conceptual issues and continues to explore the question of transformation of political systems and countries in transition. Different aspects of human rights in democratisation processes in stable and non-stable democracies, cases of failed or non-democratic states as well as states in post-war transition will be taken up. Aspects of reconciliation, transitional justice, coming to terms with past human rights atrocities and building trust in democratic institutions will also be explored. The second week tackles the issue of electoral processes and democratisation. Political participation and election monitoring are key elements of this TS. Different aspects of political participation and recent developments in the Arab world will receive special attention. The issues of gender, vulnerable groups, indigenous and minority issues as well as different human rights values and the so called “non-western values” approach will be mainstreamed.

Course Details

Course Name Responsible Time
Thematic Section 3 Prof. Kalliope Agapiou-Josephides 5-16 November 2012 (weeks 8, 9)

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