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14.5.2020 at 09:00 - 31.5.2020 at 23:59



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.

The faculty exam 13.6. will be organised in alternative ways of performance. Registration for the exam ends 31.5. at 23:59 All the information about alternative ways of performance you can find in course pages. Please contact the responsible teacher if you do not find how to conduct the exam.

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.