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16.8.2018 at 09:00 - 3.9.2018 at 23:59
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- Enrolled and exchange students of the programme

- Students of other programmes at the Faculty of Social Sciences with an interest in Comparative Politics

- Students, including exchange students, of other programmes at the University (if there is availability)

- Note: entire course is conducted in English

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

Current Trends in European Politics, Comparative Perspectives to Political Phenomena

- Familiarity with key concepts and themes in comparative politics research

- Familiarity with key methods used in comparative research

- Familiarity of key strengths and weaknesses in comparative politics research

- Fully independent online course consisting of 7 modules.

1) What is comparative politics: field and method

2) Representative systems

3) The welfare state

4) Political parties 1

5) Political parties 2

6) Voters

7) The gender gap

See evaluation.

- All literature will be provided online

- All literature provided will be in English

Three papers (1500-2000 words) to be submitted based on:

  • Units 1,2 and 3
  • Units 4,5 and 6
  • Unit 7

Final grade: average score of three submitted papers

Note: information on this course on this page (webOodi) supersedes information on other pages on this course.

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.