Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3026: Entangled Life: Radical Democracy in Practice

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.


NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Joanie Willett (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This is a practical module, applying the insights of its pair, Radical Democracy in Theory, to real world problems.  The module centres around the preparation of a consultancy report to tackle an issue in the local community.  Students will have a unique opportunity to apply exciting new developments in political theory to empirical research problems and find practical, policy solutions.

You will be commissioned by a local community organisation to work as a part of a research team drawn from your fellow students. In groups of between 2-4 students* you will use your consultancy brief to write a research proposal, conduct fieldwork, and write a report, which you will present to the local community.  Your report will apply the concept of the complex adaptive assemblage to practical questions, enabling students and the community to look at familiar problems in different ways.

No prior knowledge skills or experience are required to take this module and it is suitable for specialist and non-specialist students.

*The work will be as a group, but assessments will be individual. 

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