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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2014–2015
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POLVOA21/S22 How Does the European Parliament Work? 5–10 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Politiikan tutkimuksen tutkinto-ohjelma
School of Management

General description

The European Parliament brings together 751 MEPs from 28 EU member states. Initially just a talking shop, the EP is nowadays arguably one of the most powerful legislatures in the world. Decision-making in the Parliament is in turn based on interaction between committees and party groups. The objective of this course is to understand behavior and political dynamics in the Parliament.

The course consists of introductory lectures and seminars where students are expected to carry out empirical research on parliamentary behaviour. In the seminars the students must produce both an essay and an oral presentation on a particular aspect of the Parliament's work. 

Attendance is compulsory throughout the course.

Enrolment for University Studies

Email registration to tapio.raunio@uta.fi by March 13 essential


Tapio Raunio, Teacher responsible


20-Mar-2015 – 15-May-2015
Lectures 12 hours
Lectures 12 h + seminar
Fri 20-Mar-2015 - 15-May-2015 weekly at 9-12, Pinni A3107


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