Theme : Comparative Democracy : A Citizen Perspective
This course would provide an overview of the multiple meanings of democracy across the world, especially from a citizen`s perspective. Drawing largely from the Globalbarometer Surveys, the Course would discuss how the socio-economic context, historical setting and framework of political competition, define and decide citizen perceptions of democracy. The course would also discuss citizen trust in public/political institutions and what explains this perspective. The Globalbarometer survey is a combination of 6 regional barometers which include: a) Latino Barometer, b) Afrobarometer; c) East Asia Barometer; d) South Asia Barometer; e) Arab Barometer; f) Eurasia Barometer. Data from the Eurobarometer will also be integrated in the sessions.
The sessions would involve case studies from different regions.