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3.10.2019 at 09:00 - 24.10.2019 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Tue 29.10.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Thu 31.10.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 5.11.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Thu 7.11.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 12.11.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Thu 14.11.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 19.11.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Thu 21.11.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 25.11.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 26.11.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 3.12.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Thu 5.12.2019
10:15 - 11:45


Luentokurssi on pakollinen kaikille ent. HOT-linjan opiskelijoille. Myös muut voivat osallistua kurssille, jos on tilaa.

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

After completing the course, students will be familiar with the principles of organisation research, as well as the latest research trends in the field and their perspectives on the dividing and unifying features of public, private and non-governmental organisations, and the changes in their societal role. They will be able to analyse and critically evaluate the structures and practices of various organisations, as well as apply their learning to social activities and work.

2. opintovuosi, 2. periodi

The course will increase knowledge on the trends of organisation research, particularly in relation to organisations in the public sector, new organisational forms and political activity in organisations. Instrumental, cultural and mythical perspectives on organisations will be presented. The course also examines the organisation of interest groups and the pursuit of power in organisations.

- Christensen T , P Lægreid, P G Roness and K A Rovik: Organization Theory and the Public Sector: Instrument, Culture and Myth. Abingdon: Routledge 2007. 208 pp

- Halpin, Darren R: The Organization of Political Interest Groups: Designing Advocacy. Routledge 2014. 240 pp

- David Buchanan & Richard Badham: Power, Politics, and Organizational Change, Second Edition: Winning the Turf Game. Sage 2008. 376 pp

Graded on a scale of 0 to 5 (0=fail, 1=pass, 2=satisfactory, 3=good, 4=very good, 5=excellent)

Kurssin yhteydessä tentitään yksi kirja Examinariumissa.

The course is one of the optional intermediate courses under the Study Track in Politics and Organisations. NB! The course is compulsory for major subject students in the study line for administration and organisations who began their studies on 1 August 2016 or earlier.

Compulsory lecture course; the required literature will be specified during the course. The completion methods will be specified in the teaching programme. If all student places are taken (no more than 30 students can be accommodated), students of other degree programmes may complete the course by taking an online book examination in the Examinarium facility on three books included in the required literature.

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