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14.2.2019 at 09:00 - 12.3.2019 at 23:59
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Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Tue 12.3.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Mon 18.3.2019
14:15 - 16:45
Mon 25.3.2019
14:15 - 16:45
Mon 1.4.2019
14:15 - 16:45
Mon 8.4.2019
14:15 - 16:45
Mon 15.4.2019
14:15 - 16:45
Thu 25.4.2019
09:15 - 11:45


Politiikan ja viestinnän kandiohjelman opiskelijat.

Introduction to Politics and Organisations, Decision-making in Finland and the European Union

Current Trends in European Politics, Comparative Perspectives to Political Phenomena

After completing the course, students will understand the principles of comparison and various conventions in the study of politics, as well as be able to evaluate them through critical application. After the course, students will be profoundly familiar with a handful of central concepts in the field, perceive differences in their definitions and be able to utilise them in the examination of various political systems and countries. They will be able to apply basic concepts and phenomena to a global context.

Fourth period of the second year of studies

The course examines the political systems of different countries and political practices outside Finland. The themes of the course can encompass different political systems, such as democratic, authoritarian, presidential, parliamentary and federal systems; differences between systems of governance and decision-making; election systems, parties and participation; systems of interaction; and the media. The course can also focus on comparing various political phenomena, making systems part of the context. Thus, they will be understood through the process of comparison, rather than the specific examination of the systems and country-specific systematic differences.

J.T. Dickovick and J. Eastwood (2016): Comparative Politics: Integrating Theories, Methods and Cases, Oxford University Press and, as applicable, Carles Boix and Susan C. Stokes (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics, Oxford UP, 2007 and a selection of other literature and articles

Asteikolla 0-5 (0=hylätty, 1=välttävä, 2=tyydyttävä, 3=hyvä, 4=kiitettävä, 5=erinomainen).

Opetuskieli: Kotimaiset kielet suomi/ruotsi tai englanti

The course is one of the optional intermediate courses under the Study Track in Politics and Organisations. Students of the Bachelors Programme in Politics, Media and Communication: annually organised contact teaching. The required literature will be examined during the course as specified by the teacher. Depending on available student places, contact teaching is available also to students of other degree programmes. The completion methods will be specified in the teaching programme. Students of other degree programmes: contact teaching or an online course.