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12.12.2019 at 09:00 - 16.1.2020 at 23:59


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

Thu 16.1.2020
16:15 - 17:45
Wed 29.1.2020
16:15 - 19:45
Mon 24.2.2020
16:15 - 19:45
Mon 9.3.2020
16:15 - 19:45
Wed 18.3.2020
16:15 - 19:45
Thu 19.3.2020
16:15 - 19:45
Wed 25.3.2020
16:15 - 19:45
Thu 23.4.2020
12:15 - 15:45


Contact teaching is available primarily to students of the relevant study track, secondarily to students of other study tracks in the Master’s programme and, in the event the course is taught in English, exchange students of the programme. Depending on available student places, students of other Master’s programmes can participate. Students of other study tracks and programmes can complete the course by taking an online book examination in the Examinarium facility.

Bachelor’s degree or at least completed intermediate studies in the study track

P301 Politiikan, hallinnan ja organisaatioiden teoria

After completing the course, students will be able to describe the most important results of research concerned with changes in the structure and operations of public organisations in European countries. In addition, they will be able to analyse the causes and consequences of these changes from the perspective of institutions of public power and civic society, as well as apply their learning to social activities and professional expert positions.

Third and fourth period of the first year of studies

The course deepens students’ knowledge of change in public organisations, particularly in Europe. The course examines the problems and options of coordinating the structures and operations of public organisations, mutual relations between politicians and officials, developmental trends in performance thinking and governance reform, as well as the special characteristics of international organisations.

- Bouckaert, G. & Peters, B. Guy & Verhoest, K.: The Coordination of Public Sector Organizations. Shifting Patters of Public Management (2010)
- Neuhold, C. et al. (ed.): Civil Servants and Politics. A Delicate Balance (2013)
- Pollitt, C. & Bouckaert, G.: Public Management Reform: A Comparative Analysis. Into the Age of Austerity. The latest, 4th edition 2017
- Ahrne, G. & Brunsson, N.: Metaorganizations. (2011)
- Dooren, W. & Bouckaert, G. & Halligan J.: Performance Management in the Public Sector. Second Edition. (2015)

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

Language of instruction: Finnish

Contact teaching and assignments. Completion methods will be specified in the annual teaching programme.