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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2017–2018
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POLVOA31/S21 The Congress and the Presidency: Legislative-executive Relationship in American Foreign Policy Decision-making (POMLFCS1) 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
Faculty of Management

General description

After completing the course, students will understand the unique characteristics of American political system and the role of Congress in it, as well as understand the limits of presidential power in American foreign policy. Students will have a sound understanding of the evolution of American foreign policy institutions and legislative-executive relationship in forming American foreign policy, including the use of American military power. The course will focus on American post-World War II foreign and security policy, and special attention will be paid to American post-9/11 foreign policy and the effects of partisan polarization and domestic politics to legislative-executive relations.

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Teemu Mäkinen, Teacher responsible


11-Sep-2017 – 19-Oct-2017
Lectures 24 hours
Mon 11-Sep-2017 - 16-Oct-2017 weekly at 14-16, Main building C8, 18.9. alkaen
Thu 14-Sep-2017 at 14-16, Main building C6
Thu 21-Sep-2017 - 19-Oct-2017 weekly at 14-16, Main building C8


Numeric 1-5.