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QS309 - Determinants of Democracy: Analysing Emergence, Survival, and Fall

  • Module code: QS309
  • Module name: Determinants of Democracy: Analysing Emergence, Survival, and Fall
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

• Introduce students to different theories of democratisation • Provide an introduction to the application and interpretation of the most commonly used quantitative methods in democratisation studies • Introduce students to the analysis of time-series, cross-sectional (TSCS) data (1950-present) • Allow students to apply quantitative methods to substantive questions of democratisation studies • Introduce students to the research process

Principal learning outcomes

At the end of the module, students will be able to: • Understand the stages of the research labyrinth • Conduct research independently • Analyse TSCS data (1950-present) • Apply the comparative method • Understand different theories of democratisation • Understand factors of autocratic survival • Apply and interpret linear regression • Apply and interpret categorical dependent variable models • Apply and interpret Markov Transition Models • Replicate results of existing studies of democratisation

Timetabled teaching activities

Typically 2 hours total per week: combined lecture and seminar. Weeks 1-5, 7-10.

Departmental link

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/q-step/study/modules/qs309

Other essential notes

This is an optional Q-Step module.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: QS309-15)
A (Assessed work only) Research Project (3000 words) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A