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9.1.2020 at 09:00 - 29.1.2020 at 23:59



The course can be completed as part of either the bachelor’s or master’s programme, or the 25/35 cr module. Restrictions on participation will be announced in the annual teaching programme.

After completing the course, students will have a profound understanding of the significance of political ideologies after the French Revolution. They will be able to utilise their expertise when evaluating today’s political discourse and activity.

During the course, students will familiarise themselves with the central political ideologies that have emerged after the French Revolution. The course examines the permanence, change and interruptions of ideologies, as well as their meaning and connections to political institutions and other practical politics.

Literature required for supervised independent written assignments (four books must be selected)

Jan-Werner Müller: Contesting Democracy. Political Ideas in Twentieth-Century Europe. Yale University Press 2013

Stanley G. Payne: A History of Fascism 1914–1945 (only pp. 1–290 and 441–520)

Kari Saastamoinen: Eurooppalainen liberalismi. Etiikka, talous, politiikka

Pekka Suvanto: Konservatismi Ranskan vallankumouksesta 1900-luvulle

Donald Sassoon: One Hundred Years of Socialism (Book Two pp. 113–440)

Donald Sassoon: One Hundred Years of Socialism (Book Three pp. 441–777)

John Dunn: Setting the People Free: The Story of Democracy

David Priestland: The Red Flag. Communism and the Making of the Modern World (2009)

Related literature for contact 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 and/or online teaching, including literature and assignments

b) Supervised independent written assignments

-Completion methods will be annually specified in the teaching programme.