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1.10.2019 at 09:00 - 30.12.2019 at 23:59


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


Upon completion of the unit, students will have a deeper knowledge of theoretical literature in the field of political science and will be able to critically assess theoretical ideas and their relevance to their own thesis research.

First year of doctoral studies. Students can take the book examination in the examinarium system during the teaching periods. Possible teaching will be announced in the study guide.

Students closely examine the selected readings, their theoretical underpinnings and influence on the discipline of political science. They work to develop a deeper understanding of the central concepts, issues and strands of theorizing in political science. They also work to develop their own capabilities of critically assessing theoretical knowledge and reflecting upon their own situated placement in this context.

Study method is online examination in Examinarium. First enroll in WebOodi. Then make the time and place reservation in Examinarium: https://guide.student.helsinki.fi/en/article/taking-exams-examinarium-electronic-exam-rooms

Choose at least one book from each of the lists marked a) and b) below. All in all, you have to choose three books for the examination.


Ankersmit, Frank: Aesthetic Politics: Political Philosophy Beyond Fact and Value
Clegg, Stewart: Frameworks of Power
Allen, Amy: The Politics of Ourselves: Power, Autonomy and Gender in Contemporary Critical Theory
Palonen, Kari: A Political Style of Thinking: Essays on Max Weber


Michael Saward: The Representative Claim
Mansbridge, Jane: Beyond Adversary Democracy
Rosanvallon: Demokraattinen oikeutus: Puolueettomuus, refleksiivisyys, läheisyys (also in English)
Foucault, Michel: Turvallisuus, alue, väestö (also in English)
Mitchell and Dean: Governmentality: Power and Rule in Modern Society
Ferris, Gerald R. & Treadway, Darren C.(eds.): Politics in Organizations: Theory and Research Considerations

arviointimenetelmät ovat kiinteässä yhteydessä osaamistavoitteisiin ja opintojakson opetusmenetelmiin

Language of instruction: English / Finnish

Lecture course when available. Otherwise literature examination.