Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2127: Electoral Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Jason Reifler (Convenor)

Available via distance learning


In this module, you will learn about elections and electoral systems. Elections serve as the key mechanism in democracies that link those who govern with those who are governed. To better understand this link, you will learn about the following topics: how electoral systems affect political outcomes; how voters feel about political reforms; competing models that help explain how voters make their decisions; the recruitment of political candidates; the role of campaigns, advertising, and money in elections; and how to boost voter turnout and other forms of political participation.

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