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15.8.2019 at 09:00 - 31.12.2019 at 15:00


Enrol for the exam in WebOodi. Then book your exam time and place in Examinarium.


Muiden koulutusohjelmien opiskelijat.

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

After completing the course, students will be able to analytically perceive the functions of a political system and its elements. They will become proficient in analysing and evaluating the power, status and actions of institutions and collective group agents in, for example, daily politics, in addition to which they will be able to further advance their expertise in the field. Students will be able to connect concrete political phenomena with broader theoretical (e.g., institutional theories) and research-oriented (e.g. the types and trends of policy analysis) trends in politics, including the ability to analyse them from this perspective.

Third period of the second year of studies

The course will further familiarise students with the central structures and institutions of democracy (parliament, government, ministries, structures of local democracy) and their practical activities. It will advance students’ understanding of the duties and activities of political collective group agents (parties, interest groups and non-governmental organisations) in a political system. The course will also familiarise students with how political processes work, how policy is formed and how institutional and group agents influence policy output.

Required literature:

- Raunio, Tapio & Wiberg, Matti (eds.): Eduskunta. Kansanvaltaa puolueiden ja hallituksen ehdoilla

- Mickelsson, Rauli: Suomen puolueet. Vapauden ajasta maailmantuskaan (2015)

- Hill, Michael & Varone, Frédéric: The Public Policy Process (2017, 7th edition)

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

Study method is online examination in Examinarium. First enroll in WebOodi. Then make the time and place reservation in Examinarium: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/examinarium-en/

The course is one of the optional intermediate courses under the Study Track in Politics and Organisations. Students of the Bachelor’s 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, the lecture course 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 book examination in the Examinarium facility. The book examination will cover three required works. A passing grade from the book examination substitutes for the entire course. The examination must be completed in its entirety in one examination session. The online book examination can be taken in the Examinarium facility throughout the academic year.