By attending the lectures and by studying the textbook and slides, the students shall:
- know and understand some key concepts concerning the practice of democracy today;
- be able to apply the acquired knowledge to some problems arising in contemporary societies, especially as far as the relationships between people and institutions;
- be able to develop autonomous reflections and critical evaluations about different theoretical perspectives addressed;
- be able to understand and master the special vocabulary of political theory, and improve their language skills and expressive ability with reference to that vocabulary.