Available to master’s degree students of the Study Track in Political Hhistory and, within the boundaries set by the teaching programme, to other students of the Master’s Programme in Society and Change.
After completing the course, students will be familiar with the development of and connections between the state and political activity. They will understand how forms of political activity are determined by the interaction of the state and civic participation.
During the course, students will familiarise themselves with the relationship between the state and political activity after the French Revolution. The course examines conflicts and power relations in society, the potential of and changes in political participation and action, the ways in which the state takes part in political activities and shapes their boundaries, and the political relationships of citizens and non-governmental organisations.
Literature required for the literature examination:
Charles Tilly & Sidney Tarrow: Course Contentious Politics
Dennis Pilon: Wrestling with Democracy. Voting Systems as Politics in the Twentieth-Century West
Dietrich Rueschemeyer and Theda Skocpol (eds.): States, Social Knowledge, and the Origins of Modern Social Policies
Irma Sulkunen: Raittius kansalaisuskontona
Literature required for supervised independent written assignments (four books must be selected from the list below):
In addition to the books above:
Donald Bloxham and Robert Gerwarth (eds.): Political Violence in Twentieth-century Europe
Orlando Figes: Kuiskaajat. Ihmiskohtaloita Stalinin Neuvostoliitossa
Kaj Ilmonen, Martti Siisiäinen: Uudet ja vanhat liikkeet
Related literature for contact and online teaching:
The books listed above
Other applicable literature, particularly scientific articles in e-journals
On a scale of 0 to 5. All completed studies will be taken into consideration, while self-assessment is promoted.
Instructions for examinations
- Faculty examinations are held in Porthania (Yliopistonkatu 3).
- Faculty examinations begin at 9.00. Students must arrive by 9.30 and may leave no earlier than 9.30.
- Students may take only writing utensils with them to their seats (no bags etc.). No programmable calculators or dictionaries are allowed.
- Mobile phones must be switched off.
- Examination answers must be returned to the invigilator in the examination envelope.
- Students must provide proof of identity when submitting their answers.
a) Course implemented as contact teaching, including literature and assignments
b) Supervised independent written assignments
c) Literature examination
Completion methods will be annually specified in the teaching programme.