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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2017–2018
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
Master's Degree Programme in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare

Periodit

I Periodi (4.9.2017 – 22.10.2017)
II Periodi (23.10.2017 – 15.12.2017)
III Periodi (8.1.2018 – 4.3.2018)
IV Periodi (5.3.2018 – 27.5.2018)
Periodi (4.9.2017 - 22.10.2017)
General Studies [I Periodi]

Vieraalla kielellä annettava opetus [I Periodi]

Enrolment for University Studies

If you wish to complete the course during the academic year 2017-2018, contact the teacher no later than March 15, 2018.

Susan Gamache, Teacher responsible
Susan.Gamache[ät]uta.fi
Robert Hollingsworth, Teacher responsible
Robert.Hollingsworth[ät]uta.fi
Christine Horton, Teacher responsible
Christine.Horton[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
4-Sep-2017 – 27-May-2018
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

This module (54 hours) is online apart from individual teacher-student tutorials for discussion of the submitted thesis extract. The work consists of readings, group analysis tasks and thesis writing work. Students should take the module after their research proposal has been accepted by their programme and they are about to embark upon the writing of their thesis.

Studies on Global Society [I Periodi]

Vieraalla kielellä annettava opetus [I Periodi]

We see and hear about globalization all the time: in the media, in statements by politicians, and buzzing around our social networks. We have a broad sense that politics, cultures, people, and organizations are all connected around the world. Yet, most people are hard-pressed to define what, precisely, globalization means. This course provides students with the basis for making sense of globalization and transnational connections in the contemporary world. It will go beyond popular, political and media rhetoric about globalization, and build a basis for students to gain a critical understanding of transnational connectivity. We will understand how events and forces outside national borders inform local trends, by examining global aspects of politics, policies, economics, environment, migration, history, popular culture, and religion. To do this, the course will unpack the three major social theoretic perspectives on making sense of globalization in these areas of modern life, with a spotlight on the emerging, cutting-edge, World Society Theory. We will also focus on the global-local interface: on how the local becomes global and how the global in turn, shapes what we think about as entirely local. By the end of the course, students will be able to describe how globalization impacts their own life, and to apply social theories of globalization to an empirical case of their interest.

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Ali Qadir, Teacher responsible
Ali.Qadir[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
4-Sep-2017 – 6-Nov-2017
Lectures 20 hours
Mon 4-Sep-2017 - 13-Nov-2017 weekly at 14-16, Pinni B3111
Exceptions:
16-Oct-2017 , No lecture
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

In order to be able to participate in the course, students are required to complete either
(a) the lectures (5 ECTS), or (b) the lectures plus seminars (10 ECTS). It is not possible to attend only the seminars.

Students of the Master's Degree Programme on Global and Transnational Sociology are required to complete full course (10 ECTS).

Please note that you must enroll separately for the lectures and the seminar.

Students will be accepted to the course in the following order:

1. degree students of the MDP Global and Transnational Sociology

2. degree students of the other Global Society programmes (MDP in in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research, MDP in Public Choice, MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare, MDP in Gender Studies)

3. other degree students of UTA

4. exchange students

We see and hear about globalization all the time: in the media, in statements by politicians, and buzzing around our social networks. We have a broad sense that politics, cultures, people, and organizations are all connected around the world. Yet, most people are hard-pressed to define what, precisely, globalization means. This course provides students with the basis for making sense of globalization and transnational connections in the contemporary world. It will go beyond popular, political and media rhetoric about globalization, and build a basis for students to gain a critical understanding of transnational connectivity. We will understand how events and forces outside national borders inform local trends, by examining global aspects of politics, policies, economics, environment, migration, history, popular culture, and religion. To do this, the course will unpack the three major social theoretic perspectives on making sense of globalization in these areas of modern life, with a spotlight on the emerging, cutting-edge, World Society Theory. We will also focus on the global-local interface: on how the local becomes global and how the global in turn, shapes what we think about as entirely local. By the end of the course, students will be able to describe how globalization impacts their own life, and to apply social theories of globalization to an empirical case of their interest.

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Laia Pi Ferrer, Teacher responsible
Teaching
6-Sep-2017 – 9-Nov-2017
Seminar 20 hours
Wed 6-Sep-2017 at 12-14, Pinni B3032
Thu 14-Sep-2017 - 16-Nov-2017 weekly at 10-12, Pinni B3032
Exceptions:
19-Oct-2017 , No seminar
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

In order to be able to participate in the seminar, students are required to complete the lecture part of this course. It is not possible to attend only the seminars.

Students of the Master's Degree Programme on Global and Transnational Sociology are required to complete full course (10 ECTS).

Please note that you must enroll separately for the lectures and the seminar.

Students will be accepted to the course in the following order:

1. degree students of the MDP Global and Transnational Sociology

2. degree students of the other Global Society programmes (MDP in in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research, MDP in Public Choice, MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare, MDP in Gender Studies)

3. other degree students of UTA

4. exchange students

This course is designed to familiarise students with conceptual tools relating to the sociology of knowledge that they need for studying topics such as global and transnational sociology. The course begins by examining varied respects in which human beings have observed connections between different cultures and the ways in which their inhabitants see the world; it then traces developments in the analysis of language and meaning that have led to specific understandings of social construction in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.  In later stages of the course, students will be encouraged to collect and analyse examples from their own reading and experience.

Lectures + field trip to The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

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Ricca Edmondson, Teacher responsible
Leena Tervonen-Goncalves, Teacher responsible
Leena.Tervonen-Goncalves[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
25-Sep-2017 – 12-Oct-2017
Lectures 22 hours
Mon 25-Sep-2017 at 16-18, Pinni B3108
Tue 26-Sep-2017 at 16-18, Pinni B3108
Wed 27-Sep-2017 at 16-18, Pinni B3108
Thu 28-Sep-2017 at 16-18, Pinni B3108
Tue 3-Oct-2017 at 16-18, Pinni B3108
Wed 4-Oct-2017 at 16-18, Pinni B3108
Thu 5-Oct-2017 at 16-18, Pinni B3108
Fri 6-Oct-2017, Field trip to The Finnish Labour Museum, exact schedule to be confirmed
Mon 9-Oct-2017 at 16-18, Pinni B3108
Tue 10-Oct-2017 at 16-18, Pinni B3108
Wed 11-Oct-2017 at 16-18, Pinni B3108
Thu 12-Oct-2017 at 16-18, Pinni B3108
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English

This course is an introduction to peace mediation as an approach to conflict resolution in the international political sphere. We will look at the practice of mediation, its methods and analyze the opportunities and challenges in applying mediation in peace processes. The course seeks to simplify the field and bridge theoretical approaches with institutional frameworks and policy approaches on the one hand and equip students with practical tools and skills in mediation that can be applied in diverse policy fields on the other.

This course is not a certification in mediation and is not an all-encompassing coverage on the topic. Instead this is an introduction to the practice of mediation, complementing the existing theoretical courses at the university. As such it aims to give a broad overview of the issues related to applying mediation from the macro to the micro level, introduce the main actors conducting mediation in the international sphere and analyze the multiple stakeholders in peace-building processes and the different ways to approach them.

Mediation has been around for centuries and depending on culture, ideology, context and personal background and character there are many valuable ways of approaching it. There is no such thing as the “right way” of applying mediation. What is important is that future mediators have options in their tool box of mediation that help them reach a sustainable solution.

The course is built around a one-week block seminar. Your presence, ideas, and active engagement are required throughout for its successful competition. The course is based on experiential learning, which means that we will practice mediation and try to generalize conclusions, as well as look into theoretical frameworks and try to practically apply them. It is built on student participation, supplemented short lectures. The course includes the following components:

•       Lectures: Each lecture gives an introduction and presents different aspects of a given topic. Students are expected to have read and engage in the discussion.

•       Seminar: In this round, students will discuss together with the instructors the subject matter and raise questions for consideration

•       Exercises: Students will be asked to form smaller groups and work interactively.

•       Role-plays:  These are meant to practice the lessons learned in the lectures and seminars.

•       Small Group Discussions: Students are expected to read the newspaper and other social media and to come prepared to discuss current affairs

Upon successful completion of the course, students are awarded 5 credit points (ECTS). Students must register for the course to be eligible to earn these credits.

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Diaz, Juan, Teacher responsible
Teaching
17-Oct-2017 – 15-Nov-2017
Lectures
Tue 17-Oct-2017 at 10-18, Linna 5026
Wed 18-Oct-2017 at 9-12.15, Linna 5026
Tue 14-Nov-2017 at 10-18, Linna 5026
Wed 15-Nov-2017 at 9-12.15, Linna 5026
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Only for the degree students of the MDP in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research.

Juan Diaz-Prinz is the Berlin Representative for the European Forum for International Mediation and Dialogue (mediatEUr) and former Director of CSSP: Berlin Center for Integrative Mediation (2005-2012). He is tri-lingual (English, German, and Spanish) conflict resolution specialist with over 14 years of experience managing mediation and negotiations in conflicted regions. His key accomplishments include accompanying the establishment of the European Institute of Peace (2013-2014); being the Senior Mediator in over 30 integrative mediation (2005-2012); assisting and co-mediating in over 50 divided communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2008-2004); training over 200 political and civil society leaders in integrative mediation (2002-Present); advising government ministries and institutions on developing mediation: training representatives of the EU and international institutions (UN, UNDP, ICO, and OSCE) on mediation: creating mediation strategies for multi-country and multi-donor projects; and providing training, coaching, and consulting on international projects.

The students become familiar with current discussions in gender, sexuality and body research. The course provides knowledge of the ways, in which gender, sexuality and society are interconnected with each other, and the ways, in which the interconnections may change. The course deals with a variety of the theoretically informed empirical research on social inequalities and the research of the gendered and sexualized social divisions and practices.

Programme

6.9 Introduction - Katariina Mäkinen & Marja Vehviläinen

12.9 Meyda Yegenoglu: Headscarf debate in Europe 

19.9 Hanna-Kaisa Hoppania: Gender, Care, and Economy 

26.9 Luca Tainio: Transgender in Cisnormative Society

3.10 Tuula Juvonen: How lesbians queered the Finnish society 

10.10 Rebecca Lund: Gender, Class and Knowledge Production

17.10 Johanna Kantola: Gendered effects of the economic crisis in Europe

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Saara Särmä, Teacher responsible
Saara.Sarma[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
6-Sep-2017 – 17-Oct-2017
Lectures 14 hours
Wed 6-Sep-2017 at 12-14, Linna K103
Tue 12-Sep-2017 - 17-Oct-2017 weekly at 12-14, Linna K103
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course work includes active participation in the lectures; weekly readings and tasks in the moodle; and a learning diary or an essay.

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolments by 4.9.2017

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Teaching
7-Sep-2017 – 28-Nov-2017
Lectures
Lectures
Thu 7-Sep-2017 at 9-12, Arvo LS F213, Note! Longer introduction lecture.
Tue 12-Sep-2017 at 13-15, Arvo A210-211
Mon 18-Sep-2017 at 12-14, Arvo F211AB, CANCELLED!
Tue 26-Sep-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F211AB
Tue 3-Oct-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F211AB
Mon 9-Oct-2017 at 12-14, Arvo F213, Note! Change of time and place!
Tue 17-Oct-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F114
Tue 24-Oct-2017 at 12-14, Arvo A210-211
Tue 31-Oct-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F211AB
Tue 7-Nov-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F211AB
Tue 14-Nov-2017 at 11-13, Arvo F212, Note! Change of time and place!
Tue 21-Nov-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F211AB
Tue 28-Nov-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F211AB
Group work
Group 1
Thu 21-Sep-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F216
Thu 28-Sep-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F216
Thu 5-Oct-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F216
Thu 12-Oct-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F216
Thu 19-Oct-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F216
Wed 25-Oct-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F216
Wed 1-Nov-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F216
Wed 8-Nov-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F216
Wed 15-Nov-2017 at 12-14, Arvo F216, Note! Exceptional time!
Wed 22-Nov-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F216
Group 2
Thu 21-Sep-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F218
Thu 28-Sep-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F218
Thu 5-Oct-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F218
Thu 12-Oct-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F218
Thu 19-Oct-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F218
Wed 25-Oct-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F218
Wed 1-Nov-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F218
Wed 8-Nov-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F218
Wed 15-Nov-2017 at 14-16, Arvo F218, Note! Exceptional time!
Wed 22-Nov-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F218
Group 3
Thu 21-Sep-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F207
Thu 28-Sep-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F207
Thu 5-Oct-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F206, Note the change of the classroom
Thu 12-Oct-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F207
Thu 19-Oct-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F207
Wed 25-Oct-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F207
Wed 1-Nov-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F207
Wed 8-Nov-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F207
Wed 15-Nov-2017 at 12-14, Arvo F207, Note! Exceptional time!
Wed 22-Nov-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F207
Group 4
Thu 21-Sep-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F215
Thu 28-Sep-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F215
Thu 5-Oct-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F215
Thu 12-Oct-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F215
Thu 19-Oct-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F215
Wed 25-Oct-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F206
Wed 1-Nov-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F206
Wed 8-Nov-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F206
Wed 15-Nov-2017 at 12-14, Arvo F206, Note! Exceptional time!
Wed 22-Nov-2017 at 13-15, Arvo F206
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
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Anneli Milén, Teacher responsible
Anneli.Milen[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
6-Sep-2017 – 15-Dec-2017
Lectures
Lectures and group work in Arvo building
Wed 6-Sep-2017 at 14-16, Jarmo Visakorpi Hall A109
Fri 8-Sep-2017 at 10-12, F211AB
Wed 13-Sep-2017 at 9-11, F211AB
Fri 15-Sep-2017 at 9-11, F211AB
Fri 22-Sep-2017 at 9-11, F211AB
Wed 27-Sep-2017 at 9-11, A308, Note! Change of room!
Fri 29-Sep-2017 at 9-11, A210-211
Wed 4-Oct-2017 at 9-11, F211AB
Fri 6-Oct-2017 at 9-11, F211AB
Wed 11-Oct-2017 at 10-12, F211AB
Wed 18-Oct-2017 at 10-12, F211AB, International guest lecturer.
Fri 20-Oct-2017 at 10-12, F211AB, International guest lecturer.
Tue 24-Oct-2017 at 14-16, A210-211, International guest lecturer. NOTE! Exceptional time.
Thu 26-Oct-2017 at 10-12, F211AB, International guest lecturer.
Wed 1-Nov-2017 at 9-12, F211AB, CANCELLED!
Wed 8-Nov-2017 at 9-12, F211AB
Thu 9-Nov-2017 at 10-12, A210-211
Wed 15-Nov-2017 at 10-12, F211AB, International guest lecturer. Note! Change in lecture time!
Wed 22-Nov-2017 at 9-12, F211AB, International guest lecturer.
Thu 23-Nov-2017 at 9-11, A210-211, CANCELLED!
Thu 7-Dec-2017 at 10-13, F115, EXAM
Fri 13-Apr-2018 at 13-16, Arvo F211AB, EXAM RETAKE
Guest lectures
Mon 28-Aug-2017 at 13.30-16.00, TBC, Short guest lectures by the three final Global Health Professorship Applicants.
Fri 15-Dec-2017 at 10-13, Pinni B1096 , Seminar day by Daniel Weinstock from McGill University, Canada
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Tämä opintojakso on maisterivaiheen opintojakso ja on tarjonnassa joka toinen vuosi.

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Katri Sieberg, Teacher responsible
Katri.Sieberg[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
12-Sep-2017 – 12-Dec-2017
Lectures
Tue 12-Sep-2017 at 10-12, Linna K110
Tue 19-Sep-2017 - 12-Dec-2017 weekly at 10-12, Virta building 112, Please note that lecture 28.11 is in Linna building 5014
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
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Katri Sieberg, Teacher responsible
Katri.Sieberg[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
6-Sep-2017 – 29-Nov-2017
Lectures
Wed 6-Sep-2017 at 10-12, PinniB Building B3109
Wed 13-Sep-2017 - 22-Nov-2017 weekly at 10-12, Main Building C7
Wed 27-Sep-2017 - 29-Nov-2017 weekly at 10-12, Pinni A3098
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
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Katri Sieberg, Teacher responsible
Katri.Sieberg[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
11-Sep-2017 – 4-Dec-2017
Lectures
Mon 11-Sep-2017 - 4-Dec-2017 weekly at 10-12, Linna building 6017
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

This course introduces students to the testing of causal hypotheses with statistical methods, focusing on social-science applications.  Causal inference in this setting requires melding the language of mathematical statistics with the reality of human decision-making.  Successfully testing a social-science hypothesis thus requires both facility with the mathematics, as well an understanding of how people actually behave.  This course gives students an introduction to the math, and experience in translating the math to reality.

The course is timed according to the scripted schedule of the masters’ program in Public Choice, and is tailored to the needs of that program.  As a result, non-PCP students should be aware that the course will proceed at a substantially faster pace than other courses.

The first week is the program’s Math Camp, consisting of 10 lecture hours (no quarters) and nightly group homework assignments.  The following three weeks form the Statistics component, consisting of 24 lecture hours (no quarters), twice-a-week group homework assignments, and a final exam. 

 

AJ Bostian, Teacher responsible
Teaching
29-Aug-2017 – 29-Aug-2017
Tutorials 10 hours
Math Camp
Tue 29-Aug-2017 at 10-12, Pinni B3074
Wed 30-Aug-2017 at 10-15, Pinni B3074, Lectures at 10-12 and 13-15
Thu 31-Aug-2017 at 10-12, Pinni B3074
Fri 1-Sep-2017 at 10-12, Pinni B3074
Mon 4-Sep-2017 at 10-12, Pinni B3074, Exam
Exercises 24 hours
Statistics component
Thu 7-Sep-2017 at 10-12, Linna building: computer room 50
Fri 8-Sep-2017 at 12-14, Linna building: computer room 50
Mon 11-Sep-2017 at 13-15, Linna building: computer room 50
Tue 12-Sep-2017 at 14-16, Linna building: computer room 50
Wed 13-Sep-2017 at 14-16, Linna building: computer room 50
Thu 14-Sep-2017 at 14-16, Linna building: computer room 50
Fri 15-Sep-2017 at 12-14, Linna building: computer room 50
Tue 19-Sep-2017 at 14-16, Linna building: computer room 51
Wed 20-Sep-2017 at 14-16, Linna building: computer room 50
Thu 21-Sep-2017 at 14-16, Linna building: computer room 50
Tue 26-Sep-2017 at 14-16, Linna building: computer room 50
Wed 27-Sep-2017 at 14-16, Linna building: computer room 51
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Advanced studies [I Periodi]

Vieraalla kielellä annettava opetus [I Periodi]

Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Introductory lectures during COSOPO intensive period in Linz, Austria in September. Afterwards, the course continues in Moodle.

Available only for the students of the COSOPO programme.

Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Introductory lectures during COSOPO intensive period in Linz, Austria in September. Afterwards, the course continues in Moodle.

Available only for the students of the COSOPO programme.

Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Introductory lectures during COSOPO intensive period in Linz, Austria in September. Afterwards, the course continues in Moodle.

Available only for the students of the COSOPO programme.

The course consists of ten lectures, moodle assignments connected to the course readings, and a final exam.

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Hanna-Kaisa Hoppania, Teacher responsible
Hanna-Kaisa.Hoppania[ät]uta.fi
Anneli Anttonen, Teacher
Anneli.Anttonen[ät]uta.fi
Lauri Heimo, Teacher
Teaching
9-Oct-2017 – 11-Dec-2017
Lectures
Lectures
Mon 9-Oct-2017 - 11-Dec-2017 weekly at 14-16, Linna 5026-5027
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The lectures are held on Mondays at 14-16. They run from 9 October to 11 December. 

Periodi (23.10.2017 - 15.12.2017)
Studies on Global Society [II Periodi]

Vieraalla kielellä annettava opetus [II Periodi]

The course deepens the students' understanding of the functioning of world society and the role of epistemic governance in it. In addition to showing how world culture is seen in the global spread of world models, the course approaches the circulation of global ideas from the perspective of national actors, especially policymakers. In the national political fields, actors justify new policies by international comparisons and by the successes and failures of models adopted in other countries. Consequently, national policies are synchronized with each other. Yet, because of the way such domestication of global trends takes place, citizens retain and reproduce the understanding that they follow a sovereign national trajectory. The lectures introduce the key ideas of the neoinstitutional global sociology coupled with perspectives from studies on epistemic governance.

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Jukka Syväterä, Teacher responsible
Jukka.Syvatera[ät]uta.fi
Eetu Vento, Teacher
Teaching
25-Oct-2017 – 15-Dec-2017
Lectures 16 hours
Wed 25-Oct-2017 - 13-Dec-2017 weekly at 14-16, Linna 5014
Seminar 16 hours
Fri 27-Oct-2017 - 15-Dec-2017 weekly at 10-12, Pinni B3032
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English

Lectures look at conflicts in the post-Soviet space, including the sources of conflicts, role of “ethnic factor”, nationalism and religion, development of conflicts, contested problems of foreign interventions (legitimization of peacekeeping operation and use of force), peace negotiations, and actual state of play. The course critically evaluates effectiveness of actions of various state and non-state actors participating in the mitigation, settlement, mediation, negotiation, arbitration, management, and resolution of the conflicts. Apart of the introductory lecture devoted to basic theoretical aspects of regional conflicts and methodology for applied analysis of regional conflicts, each succeeding lecture presents a case study of a specific conflict cluster. The main focus in class discussion is the actual peace processes involving various actors and “windows of opportunity” for conflict resolution which can be opened up in the mutual interplay of the actions and approaches of the conflict parties supported by the appropriate policies of international actors. The main goal of the course is to provide students with the methodological framework for applied empirical analysis of the regional conflicts that could fit various contemporary and historical regional conflicts around the world.

Teaching methods

Teaching methods include lectures, class discussions and students’ presentations in seminars. Students will also be required to write short critically reflective learning diary. The case study lectures are given by the guest teachers from the region in focus.

Teaching

II and III Periods 2017/2018 (31.10.2017-25.01.2018)

Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12.00-14.00 (14 hours)

1. Introduction to the course: basic theoretical aspects of regional conflicts, methodology for applied analysis of regional conflicts; main characteristics of the post-Soviet regional conflicts (Vadim Romashov, TAPRI). Tuesday 31.10.2017

2. Ethnic clashes between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks: National and international perspectives (Asel Myrzabekova, Bonn International Center for Conversation/American University of Central Asia). Tuesday 7.11.2017

3. Regional conflicts and history as conflicting resource: Abkhazia and different interpretations of history (Ketevan Gurchiani, Institute of Philosophy, Ilia State University). Thursday 9.11.2017

4. Politics of history, conflict and war in Ukraine (Artem Kharchenko, Politic History Department of National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”/NGO “Center for Interethnic Relations Research in Eastern Europe”). Tuesday 5.12.2017

5. Regional conflicts, peace processes and mediation in Moldova: Transnistria and Gagauzia (Valentina Teosa, Department of International Relations, Moldova State University). Thursday 7.12.2017

6. North Caucasus: Stable instability (Magomed Gizbulaev, Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography, Dagestan Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences). Tuesday 16.1.2018.

7. Karabakh conflict and the current regional affairs (Artur Atanesyan, Faculty of Sociology, Yerevan State University). Thursday 18.1.2018

Seminars:

  1. Thursday 16.11.2017 (Vadim Romashov and Ketevan Gurchiani)
  2. Thursday 14.12.2017 (Vadim Romashov and Valentina Teosa)
  3. Thursday 25.1.2018 (Vadim Romashov and Artur Atanesyan)
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Vadim Romashov, Teacher responsible
Vadim.Romashov[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
31-Oct-2017 – 25-Jan-2018
Lectures 14 hours
Lectures
Tue 31-Oct-2017 at 12-14, Linna 6017
Tue 7-Nov-2017 at 12-14, Linna 6017
Thu 9-Nov-2017 at 12-14, Linna 6017
Tue 5-Dec-2017 at 12-14, Linna 6017
Thu 7-Dec-2017 at 12-14, Linna 6017
Tue 16-Jan-2018 at 12-14, Linna 6017
Thu 18-Jan-2018 at 12-14, Linna 6017
Seminar 12 hours
Thu 16-Nov-2017 at 10-14, Pinni B3110
Thu 14-Dec-2017 at 10-14, Linna 6017
Thu 25-Jan-2018 at 12-16, Linna 6017
Periods: II III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course is organized in cooperation with Aleksanteri Institute's Russian and East European Master's School.

This module examines intersectional approaches to human mobility in peace and conflict research. Violent conflicts, ethnic, religious and gender-based discrimination and human rights abuses produce forced displacement. In this course, we will explore the global phenomenon of human mobility in a two-fold manner. We will start by introducing multiple perspectives and actors together with key theoretical and methodological debates. The course then proceeds by situating these debates in a local context. This will be done by engaging the students with migrants and refugees living in the Tampere region.

The course structure will give the students a possibility to connect large-scale phenomena to their local manifestations and implications. The course seeks to facilitate understanding on how theories and abstract concepts shape, direct and resonate with people’s self-conceptions, how conflicts gain transnational dimensions and how forced migration enters into different people’s lives in multiple ways. What kind of connections are formed between peaceful societies and conflict zones through human mobility?

The course work will be preceded by a preliminary task in which students will reflect on their personal connection on the phenomenon of human mobility. Students have to return the assignment before the first lecture. The course consists of lectures, assigned readings, a practical project conducted outside the classroom and a final seminar. The students will carry out these practical projects in groups in the supervision of the teachers. The practical partners and possible working methods have been agreed by the teachers before the course. The results of the student projects will be presented in the final seminar (21st February 2018).

 

25.10.2017        Contextualizing mobilities and introduction to the course work

1.11.2017          Defining people on the move; international, regional and national frameworks

8.11.2017          Politics, governance and solidarity action

16.11.2017        Intersectionality as a concept, intersectionality as a perspective

22.11.2017        How to study mobilities?

29.11.2017        Ethical issues in mobility research

1.12.-20.12.2017        Independent study period: Preparing an idea paper on the empirical project

                                  Feedback via Moodle platform

10.1.2018          Discussion on how to develop the projects

                         External partners participate in the session (tbc)

17.1.2018          Visiting lecture by professor Hassen Boubakri (University of Sousse): The role of CSOs in influencing migration and asylum policies

31.1.2018          Workshop on the on-going projects

14.2.2018          Optional: Teachers available for discussing any last minute issues on the projects

21.2.2018          Final seminar 4h

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Eeva Puumala, Teacher responsible
Eeva.Puumala[ät]uta.fi
Anitta Kynsilehto, Teacher responsible
Anitta.Kynsilehto[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
25-Oct-2017 – 21-Feb-2018
Lectures
Wed 25-Oct-2017 - 29-Nov-2017 weekly at 12-14, Linna 6017
Exceptions:
16-Nov-2017 at 12 –14 , Linna 5026
Wed 10-Jan-2018 at 12-14, Linna 6017
Wed 17-Jan-2018 at 12-14, Linna 6017
Wed 31-Jan-2018 at 12-14, Linna 6017
Wed 14-Feb-2018 at 12-14, Linna 6017
Wed 21-Feb-2018 at 12-16, Linna 6017
Periods: II III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Student of MDP in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research can include this course either to "PEACE045 Understanding Conflicts and Violence in Global Society" or to "Professional and Transferable Skills".

Max. 25 students. Students will be accepted to the course in the following order:

1. degree students of the MDP in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research

2. degree students of the other Global Society programmes (MDP in Global and Transnational Studies, MDP in Public Choice, MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare, MDP in Gender Studies)

3. other degree students of UTA

4. exchange students (Master's level exchange students will be given priority)

Advanced studies [II Periodi]

Vieraalla kielellä annettava opetus [II Periodi]

In this course students learn to critically examine the arguments in favour and against basic income and to place the basic income model within the broader context of challenges to and reform of the modern welfare state. Students will also learn to differentiate different basic income models, and to understand the practical and political challenges that emerge when moving from a social idea to a social policy. Throughout this course students will gain understanding of the practical problems of social policy design and implementation.

 

Course consists of a series of lectures by different lecturers. Students will watch one lecture per week, read one text in advance per every lecture and participate weekly to the discussion in moodle. Students will also write an essay (3-5 pages).

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Antti Halmetoja, Teacher responsible
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Teaching
23-Oct-2017 – 14-Dec-2017
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Periodi (8.1.2018 - 4.3.2018)
Studies on Global Society [III Periodi]

Vieraalla kielellä annettava opetus [III Periodi]

The course departs from the idea that the media is one of the central actors through which national actors become aware of far-away events and through which these events become integrated with domestic policy discourses. However, this process is a complex one. On one hand, the journalists are central players in it as they decide what is topical or newsworthy for domestic audiences. They also frame the events so that they make good sense to domestic addressees. On the other hand, in domestic contexts there are many other actors that aim to influence the public understanding of the reported events. These actors bring far-way events into their political argumentation in their attempts to advance their own political interests and desires. Interpretations that appear widely convincing are typically taken up and reported by the media.
Starting from these premises, the course suggests, the media serve not merely as an arena through which far-away events are introduced to local audiences. If anything, the media can be seen as a political arena in which different accounts of the reported events meet thus constructing public understanding of these events. Sooner or later, these understandings convert into domestic policy decisions and practices.
The course approaches the above phenomenon especially from the perspective of the traditional news media institution, i.e. of how the national media serve as a forum through which foreign news events are incorporated into domestic policy discourses. Additionally, the course discusses the role of social media in processes in which far-way news events are brought into local political argumentation, thus affecting domestic policies.

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Marjaana Rautalin, Teacher responsible
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Hanna Rautajoki, Teacher responsible
Hanna.Rautajoki[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
8-Jan-2018 – 19-Mar-2018
Lectures 20 hours
Mon 8-Jan-2018 - 19-Mar-2018 weekly at 16-18, Linna 5026
Exceptions:
26-Feb-2018 , No lecture
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

In order to be able to participate in the course, students are required to complete either
(a) the lectures (5 ECTS), or (b) the lectures plus seminars (10 ECTS). It is not possible to attend only the seminars.

Students of the Master's Degree Programme on Global and Transnational Sociology are required to complete full course (10 ECTS).

Please note that you must enroll separately for the lectures and the seminar.

Max. 40 students. Students will be accepted to the course in the following order:

1. degree students of the MDP Global and Transnational Sociology

2. degree students of the other Global Society programmes (MDP in in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research, MDP in Public Choice, MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare, MDP in Gender Studies)

3. other degree students of UTA

4. exchange students

The course departs from the idea that the media is one of the central actors through which national actors become aware of far-away events and through which these events become integrated with domestic policy discourses. However, this process is a complex one. On one hand, the journalists are central players in it as they decide what is topical or newsworthy for domestic audiences. They also frame the events so that they make good sense to domestic addressees. On the other hand, in domestic contexts there are many other actors that aim to influence the public understanding of the reported events. These actors bring far-way events into their political argumentation in their attempts to advance their own political interests and desires. Interpretations that appear widely convincing are typically taken up and reported by the media.
Starting from these premises, the course suggests, the media serve not merely as an arena through which far-away events are introduced to local audiences. If anything, the media can be seen as a political arena in which different accounts of the reported events meet thus constructing public understanding of these events. Sooner or later, these understandings convert into domestic policy decisions and practices.
The course approaches the above phenomenon especially from the perspective of the traditional news media institution, i.e. of how the national media serve as a forum through which foreign news events are incorporated into domestic policy discourses. Additionally, the course discusses the role of social media in processes in which far-way news events are brought into local political argumentation, thus affecting domestic policies.

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Hanna Rautajoki, Teacher responsible
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Marjaana Rautalin, Teacher responsible
Marjaana.Rautalin[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
12-Jan-2018 – 23-Mar-2018
Seminar 20 hours
Fri 12-Jan-2018 - 23-Mar-2018 weekly at 13-15, Pinni B3032
Exceptions:
2-Mar-2018 , No seminar
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

In order to be able to participate in the seminar, students are required to complete the lecture part of this course. It is not possible to attend only the seminars.

Students of the Master's Degree Programme on Global and Transnational Sociology are required to complete full course (10 ECTS).

Please note that you must enroll separately for the lectures and the seminar.

Students will be accepted to the course in the following order:

1. degree students of the MDP Global and Transnational Sociology

2. degree students of the other Global Society programmes (MDP in in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research, MDP in Public Choice, MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare, MDP in Gender Studies)

3. other degree students of UTA

4. exchange students

Themes:

PART 1: BAKCKGROUND: CRISIS OF LIBERAL PEACE ORDER                           

1)      Beyond Liberal Peace: Liberal Peace and its critic  (incl. Liberal Peace as Governing Practice, Peace New Standard of Civilization, Popular Peace, Peace Formation)

2)      Crisis of Peace Mediation (incl. transformation of peacemaking tools and agency)

PART 2: LOOKING FOR NEW THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO PEACEMAKING:

3)      Complexity of Conflicts (incl. critique on rational management)

4)      From Conflict Resolution to Transformation  (incl. Agonistic Peace and Dialogues)

5)      Transforming Antagonism: Mediating Identities and Collective Memories (incl. how is possible to transform identities as part peace process)

6)      Inclusive and Locally Owned Peace Process (incl. increasing women’s role, participatory dialogues, role of civic society actors)

PART 3: MAPPING NEW PRACTICES OF DIALOGIC APPROACH TO PEACE MEDIATION

7)      Introduction to Independent Peacemakers

8)      Peace  through Dialogues: National Dialogues

9)      Peace  through Dialogues: Reconciling Dialogues

10)  Peace through Dialogues: Dialogic Mediation

 

SEMINAR:

Conflict Analysis Exercise

Teachers

Marko Lehti, Teacher responsible

Guests lecturers:

Representatives from a Finnish based peacemaking organisations CMI, Finn Church Aid, Felm and the Network of Religious and Traditional Peacemakers

Representative from Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Representative from Mediation Support Unit of the United Nations

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Marko Lehti, Teacher responsible
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Teaching
7-Mar-2018 – 25-Apr-2018
Lectures
Wed 7-Mar-2018 - 25-Apr-2018 weekly at 12-14, Linna 6017
Exceptions:
28-Mar-2018 , No lecture
4-Apr-2018 , No lecture
Mon 12-Mar-2018 - 2-Apr-2018 weekly at 12-14, Linna 6017
Exceptions:
19-Mar-2018 at 10 –12 , Linna 6017
2-Apr-2018 , No lecture
Mon 9-Apr-2018 - 16-Apr-2018 weekly at 12-14, Linna 5014
Mon 23-Apr-2018 at 10-12, Linna 5014
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Students will be accepted to the course in the following order:

1. degree students of the MDP in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research

2. degree students of the other Global Society programmes (MDP in Global and Transnational Studies, MDP in Public Choice, MDP in Gender Studies, MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare)

3. other degree students of UTA

4. exchange students

Peace and conflict studies, following international relations studies, have almost always used the national frame to analyze uprisings and other instances of collective violence. Many factors can explain this tradition. Peace and conflict analysis has for a long time been dominated by an international relations paradigm that considered states as the main and most relevant actors in instances of violence, and that consequently saw national boundaries as ‘naturally’ relevant for delimiting the analysis of conflicts. Another more practical factor lies in the fact that most researchers have been using national statistics and other national sources of data for building their analyses, and therefore also giving a national frame to their results.

Over the past few years, however, literature in this field has increasingly been taking stock of recent geopolitical developments highlighting the relevance of other units of analysis. In many cases violence cannot be explained if one does not take into account its transnational character and source, like in the case of the tribal regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan, for instance. As a result, analyses exploring the transnational and international patterns of conflicts have become increasingly popular. The emergence of concepts such as ‘international terrorism’ or the observation of ‘contagion’ or ‘domino’ effects induced by social networks or migration waves, have also contributed to this methodological shift. This widening of the scope of analysis allows for a more accurate picture, accounting for complexity and for elements that would otherwise be difficult to trace, such as regional factors and transnational actors.

In this perspective, the objective of the course is to describe, analyze and understand the transnational dynamics of current conflicts, starting with conflict diffusion, transnational militancy, refugee flows and forced migration, diasporas, links between transnational criminal networks and insurgent groups. The module is inter-disciplinary in nature, drawing on sociological, anthropological, legal, but also international relations works and debates.

 

Lecture topics will include:

 

  1. Introduction: External dimensions of conflicts and new wars theories
  2. Transnational criminal networks and conflicts
  3. Conflict diffusion and domino effect
  4. Transnational militants and insurgencies
  5. Refugees, diasporas and conflict escalation
  6. Diasporas, conflict transportation and conflict autonomization
  7. Refugees, IDPs, diasporas and peace building
  8. Case studies
  9. Case studies
  10. Case studies
  11. Case studies
  12. Case studies

Modes of study

Seven two-hour sessions combining lectures and discussions, and five two-hour sessions of case study presentations.

All students are expected to keep up with the readings for each lecture, and to contribute to class discussions.

Students will be asked to prepare a one-page reading note on one of the readings listed in the syllabus, critically presenting and assessing it. The choice of the reading will have to be agreed upon at the beginning of the course.

Towards the end of the course collective presentations and discussions of contemporary case studies will be organized.

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Élise Féron, Teacher responsible
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Teaching
9-Jan-2018 – 15-Feb-2018
Lectures 24 hours
Tue 9-Jan-2018 - 13-Feb-2018 weekly at 10-12, Linna 6017
Thu 11-Jan-2018 - 15-Feb-2018 weekly at 10-12, Linna 6017
Exceptions:
1-Feb-2018 , No lecture
Wed 7-Feb-2018 at 14-16, Linna 6017
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Students will be accepted to the course in the following order:

1. degree students of the MDP in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research

2. degree students of the other Global Society programmes (MDP in Global and Transnational Studies, MDP in Public Choice, MDP in Gender Studies, MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare)

3. other degree students of UTA

4. exchange students

The course focuses on methodological questions in feminist research. It comprises an overview of some of the most influential research approaches, which include intersectionality, standpoint theories, affectivities, postcoloniality, gendered practices and new materialisms. Furthermore, the course explores the relationships between different methods (such as discourse analysis, ethnography, close reading, historical research) to questions of knowledge production.

1. Lectures, related readings and independent work (5 ECTS) 9.1.-13.3. Tuesdays at 13-15 Linna K103

9.1. Salla Tuori: Feminist methodology and research process
16.1. Marianne Liljeström: Is all feminist research autoethnographical?
23.1. Gabriele Griffin: Interviewing as feminist research practice
30.1. Katariina Kyrölä: Working with affect and representation
6.2. Lotta Palmgren: Creative writing in feminist research
13.2. Magdalena Kmak: Knowledge production and research methods in human rights
20.2. Kaisa Ilmonen: What is intersectionality?
27.2. Faith Mkwesha: Decolonial research methodology
6.3. Katve-Kaisa Kontturi: Feminist new materialisms

2. Seminars, readings and independent work (5 ECTS), only for master level students, first meeting on Tue 9.1. at 15-16 Linna 5038

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Katariina Kyrölä, Teacher responsible
Hanna Ojala, Contact person
Hanna.L.Ojala[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
9-Jan-2018 – 13-Mar-2018
Lectures 20 hours
Lectures
Tue 9-Jan-2018 - 13-Mar-2018 weekly at 13.15-15.00, Linna K103
GEN4 seminar
Tue 9-Jan-2018 at 15.00-16.00, Linna 5038, Other times upon agreement
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

1. The Lectures will be broadcasted from Åbo Akademi on Tuesdays at 13-15, from 9.1.2018 to March 13 Linna K103.

--Electronic enrollment, max 25 students from Tampere; Background in Gender Studies required (ie. the basic course and one intermediary level course)

2. The seminar starts on Jan the 9th at 15-16. Other times upon agreement. Teacher: Hanna Ojala

-- Seminars only for Master level students.

Forced and voluntary forms of migration are current and challenging issues in an increasingly globalized world. Various crises force people to leave their homelands as refugees. Polarizing social conditions in Central Africa and the Middle East feed into the migration crises we are seeing in the Mediterranean region. Migration has its own demographics which may affect the health of the migrant in many ways, both short and long term. Also multicultural encounters within health care are explored in this course. The migration of health workers redistributes skilled health professionals and contributes to health-related disparities. The course analyses the dynamics of the global health work crisis and investigates mitigation strategies, such as skills transfer and local capacity building.

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Mikko Perkiö, Teacher responsible
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Teaching
8-Jan-2018 – 28-Feb-2018
Lectures 18 hours
LECTURES (in room F212)
Mon 8-Jan-2018 at 10-12
Mon 15-Jan-2018 at 10-12
Mon 22-Jan-2018 at 10-12
Mon 29-Jan-2018 at 9-11, Note! Exceptional time!
Mon 5-Feb-2018 at 10-12
Mon 12-Feb-2018 at 10-12
Fri 16-Feb-2018 at 12-14, Note! Exceptional time!
Mon 19-Feb-2018 at 10-12
Tue 27-Feb-2018 at 10-12, International guest lecturer.
Group work 12 hours + 20 hours Web-based
PBL Group 1
Wed 17-Jan-2018 at 9-11, F217
Wed 24-Jan-2018 at 12-14, F212
Wed 31-Jan-2018 at 12-14, F212
Wed 7-Feb-2018 at 12-14, F212
PBL Group 2
Wed 17-Jan-2018 at 9-11, B241
Wed 24-Jan-2018 at 12-14, F213
Wed 31-Jan-2018 at 12-14, F213
Wed 7-Feb-2018 at 12-14, F213
GROUP WORK I
Wed 14-Feb-2018 at 12-14, F213
Wed 21-Feb-2018 at 12-14, F212
GROUP WORK II
Wed 14-Feb-2018 at 12-14, B342
Wed 21-Feb-2018 at 12-14, B342
EXAM
Fri 23-Feb-2018 at 12-14, F212, EXAM
Wed 28-Mar-2018 at 15-17, F206, Exam Retake
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course is offered every other year.

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Pekka Rissanen, Teacher responsible
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Leena Forma, Teacher
Leena.Forma[ät]uta.fi
Olli Kurkela, Teacher
olli.kurkela[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
8-Jan-2018 – 23-Feb-2018
Lectures
Mon 8-Jan-2018 at 12-14, Arvo F212
Thu 11-Jan-2018 at 12-14, Arvo F212
Mon 15-Jan-2018 at 12-14, Arvo F212
Mon 29-Jan-2018 at 14-16, Arvo F212
Wed 31-Jan-2018 at 9-11, Arvo F212, CANCELLED!
Wed 7-Feb-2018 at 9-11, Arvo F212
Study Group
Lukupiiri (in Finnish)
Mon 5-Feb-2018 at 14-16, Arvo B342
Fri 9-Feb-2018 at 10-12, Arvo B342
Fri 16-Feb-2018 at 10-12, Arvo B342
Fri 23-Feb-2018 at 10-12, Arvo B342
Reading club (in English)
Mon 5-Feb-2018 at 14-16, Arvo B241
Fri 9-Feb-2018 at 10-12, Arvo B241
Fri 16-Feb-2018 at 10-12, Arvo B241
Fri 23-Feb-2018 at 10-12, Arvo B241
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
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Erik Sieberg, Teacher responsible
Teaching
9-Jan-2018 – 10-Apr-2018
Lectures
Tue 9-Jan-2018 - 10-Apr-2018 weekly at 18-20, Pinni B building computer room ML 40, No teaching: 27.2, 13.3. and 3.4.
Exercises
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

This course investigates conflicts, crises and their resolutions in the context of global history. Examples of conflicts in the recent past are chosen from the Mediterranean, the northern African and the Scandinavian regions. Life cycles of crises are introduced together with a concrete and unique perspective of explaining how religion, tribalism, ethnic and national conversations between also non-traditional leaders have influenced crises management related work in the past. Against historical examples the course reviews the mediation tracks pursued today. Case studies and topics include Finnish indigenous Saami peoples’ experiences; fragile post-colonial states and history of peace mediation efforts in Somalia; the significance of trauma and resolution in conflicts; healing of community relationships as well as history and memory. In addition to lectures on historical crises and resolutions in recent history, this course discusses how history of diplomacy continues to influence today´s world politics. Key topics are: crises, crises management, statelessness, stateness, tribal communities, women in conflicts, armed groups in conflicts, post-colonialism; unstable states and history, the Mediterranean, Lapland and global history.

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Rinna Kullaa, Teacher responsible
Rinna.Kullaa[ät]uta.fi
Antti Pentikäinen, Teacher responsible
Teaching
25-Jan-2018 – 2-Mar-2018
Lectures 22 hours
Thu 25-Jan-2018 - 1-Mar-2018 weekly at 16-18, Pinni B3116
Tue 30-Jan-2018 - 27-Feb-2018 weekly at 16-18, Pinni B3116
Fri 2-Mar-2018 at 10-12, Pinni B3116
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Thu 25.1.  16:15-17:45 (Kullaa)

Tue 30.1. and Thu 1.2.  16:15-17:45 (Kullaa)

Tue 6.2. and Thu 8.2.  16:15-17:45 (Pentikäinen and Kullaa) (Pentikäinen)

Tue 13.2. and Thu 15.2. 16:15-17:45 (Kullaa)

Tue 20.2. 16:15-17:45  (Jacobson) (Kullaa present)

Tue 27.2. and Thu 1.3. klo 16:15-17:45 and Fri 2.3.  10:15-11:45 (Kullaa) (Pentikäinen) (Pentikäinen plus Kullaa final lecture).

 

(2.3. final lecture)

Islamism is one of the most important political ideologies and social movements of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Propagated as a “revival” by its proponents, and labeled as “fundamentalist” by its opponents, it is also often described as “political Islam” or “Islamism.” This course has three main objectives: (1) To understand the historical, socio-economic, political and cultural context in which the Islamicate world has gone through a significant change and has produced Islamist contention. (2) To understand why Islamism is a populist movement, its relationship with Western hegemony over the world, globalization and global political economy, especially its relationship with social classes and economic and political struggles. (3) To understand why and how a jihadist version emerged, that is to say, a version of Islamism which employs violence and terror as a political instrument; the role of globalization and technology in jihadism; the relationship between violence and politics in jihadist ideology.

 Keep in mind that we will not approach Islamism as an isolated, self-contained object, some sort of evil worldview without any social context, or simply and exclusively rooted in the religion of Islam. On the contrary, we will see Islamism as an opportunity to unfold, analyse and discuss a number of social, economic and political problems we have on a global level, from social and economic inequalities to questions of secularism and religion, or the relationship between violence and politics. The main idea of the course is precisely that this is the healthiest way to understand Islamism.   

Requirements:

1. Attendance is required and constitutes the 10% of the overall grade.

2. Verbal participation in class discussion is essential and it is 15% of the grade.

3. Three response papers to be submitted in weeks 4, 7 and 11. A response paper is double-spaced, minimum 7-8 pages response to the reading material. Each is 25% of the overall grade. A couple of simple explanations about “response paper”:

 

(a)    Your response to the material is not simply stating your opinion (“good” or “bad”) about the reading, nor is it a summary of it, but a discussion of a certain aspect of it (a concept, an article, an issue). Your response paper may include not only the required reading but also the suggested further reading (indeed I strongly encourage you to do so). Example: for your first response paper, you may choose to discuss Edward Said’s idea of “an epistemological and ontological distinction between the West and East, made by Orientalism” (its meaning, its implications, or its criticism!). Or, you may like to discuss the relationship between Islam and colonialism (how colonialism influenced Islam, how Islam responded to colonialism, the long-run implications, etc.)

(b)   Although this is not required, you are also encouraged to bring your own resources to discuss the readings and topics we have covered in class. Keeping with the example of the first response, you may find a criticism of Said and introduce it in order to discuss Said’s argument.

 

4. Calculation of grades: Attendance: %10

                                                                   Participation: %15

                                                          Response papers: 3x%25

                                                                 ----------------------------------

                                                                   Total: %100

 

Office Hours: Wednesday 2.00-3.00 pm. You are welcome to ask questions about any aspect of the course and discuss the subject further in the office hours. If the office hour is in conflict with your own individual schedule, please feel free to make an appointment with me.  

 

Weekly Schedule:

 

Week 1: Introducing the Course (12 February 2018)

A short introduction to Islam; some history; secularism and religion.   

 

Week 2: Islam and Colonialism (19 February 2018)

S.V.R. Nasr: “European Colonialism and the Emergence of Modern Muslim States”

F. Fanon: A Dying Colonialism, excerpts.

 

Week 3: No class (26 February 2018)

 

Week 4: Orientalism and Colonialism (5 March 2018)

Edward Said: Orientalism, Introduction.

Gayatri Spivak: “Rani of Sirmur” pp. 253-254.

 

NB: Response paper 1 is submitted in class.

 

Week 5: Islam, Modernity and Secularism (12 March 2018)

Mahmut Mutman: “Under the Sign of Orientalism”

Jamal Elias: “Early Reformists”

 

Suggested further reading:

Sayyid Qutb: Milestones, excerpts.

 

Week 6: Islamism as a Political Movement (19 March 2018)

Sami Zubaida: “Trajectories of Political Islam: Egypt, Iran and Turkey”

 

Suggested further reading:

Deniz Kandiyoti: “The Travails of the Secular: Puzzle and Paradox in Turkey”

Sami Zubaida: “Islam and Nationalism: Continuities and Contradictions”

 

Week 7: The Political Economy of Islamism (26 March 2018)

Joel Beinin: “Political Islam and the New Global Economy”

 

Suggested further reading:

Evren Hosgör: “Islamic Capital/Anatolian Tigers”

Evren Hosgör: “The Question of AKP Hegemony”

 

NB: Response paper 2 is submitted in class.

 

Week 8: No class (2 April 2018)

 

Week 9: Jihadism, Globalisation and Network Theory (9 April 2018)

Faisal Devji: Landscapes of Jihad, excerpts.

Olivier Roy: “Lure of the Death Cult”

Faisal Devji: “ISIS: Haunted by Sovereignty”

Mahmut Mutman: “Islamophobia”

 

Suggested further reading:

Antoine Bosquet: “Complexity Theory and the War on Terror”

Nafeez Ahmed: “Follow the Oil, Follow the Money”

 

Week 10: Jihadism, Media and Technology (16 April 2018)

Handout: Religion and Technology

Film: The Clanging of Swords

Jihadist Press. Dabıq

 

Week 11: No Class (23 April 2018)

 

Week 12: Jihadism, Politics and Violence (7 May 2018)

Thomas Keenan: “A Language that needs no translation”

 

Suggested Further Reading:

Nasser Hussain: “The Sound of Terror”

 

Week 13: Review and Discussion (14 May 2018)

 

NB: Response paper 3 is submitted in class.

 

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Mikko Lehtonen, Teacher responsible
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Mahmut Mutman, Teacher
Teaching
12-Feb-2018 – 14-May-2018
Lectures
Mon 12-Feb-2018 - 14-May-2018 weekly at 15-17, Main building seminar room A06, Exceptions: No lectures 26 February, 2 April, 30 April and 23 April
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Compensations:

-JOVMS2C Tilat, ruumiit, kanssakäymiset,

-JOVMS2B Media, moderni ja myöhäismoderni

- other compensations to be agreed with the teacher responsible

Periodi (5.3.2018 - 27.5.2018)
Studies on Global Society [IV Periodi]
Periodit: IV
Opetuskieli: suomi

Vieraalla kielellä annettava opetus [IV Periodi]

Researching Gender, Work and Transforming Organisations: Methodologies, theories and practices 

See the course page: https://coursepages.uta.fi/nordwit1/

Preliminary programme

April 18th, 2018

15.00-18 Workshop on readings, small groups, discussion

Teachers: Rebecca Lund, Marja Vehviläinen

18.30 Dinner (self-paid)

April 19th, 2018                  

9.00-12 Julia Nentwich: Researching (un)doing gender at work

- Discussion based on the readings and lectures: teachers, participants.

13-18 Thematic seminars based on the papers of course participants. 2 parallel sessions: 5-6 papers and comments from 1. Julia Nentwich & Päivi Korvajärvi; 2. Gabriele Griffin, Marja Vehviläinen & Oili-Helena Ylijoki

April 20th, 2018

 9.00-12 Minna Leinonen & Tiina Suopajärvi: Transforming gendered practices, action research approaches.

- Lecture and workshop

13-14.45 Discussion, ending

 

Guidelines

The course consists of lectures, workshops, readings, tasks and discussions about the readings, a research seminar session, and either a learning diary/essay or a research paper. The course requirements:

 1. Active participation in the lectures, workshops, seminars and discussion during the course April 18-20;

  2. Readings BEFORE the course: Please, read carefully the readings before the course: all texts in the list of Readings, and the research papers of one (Thursday April the 19th afternoon) session, of your own choice, available in the Moodle in April;

  3. Tasks BEFORE the course: Please, write a 'task guided learning diary' on the readings (4 - 7 pages, font 12) and submit it to the course Moodle by Tuesday April the 17th noon (see TASKS); Prepare also comments for research papers in one of the Thursday April the 19th afternoon sessions;

 4. Final course work: please write either a learning diary or an essay that covers both the readings and course lectures, seminars and discussions by May the 15th, 2018. 

-- OBS. Those who present research papers in the course, please, submit your research papers into the Moodle by March the 31st.

TASKS for reading 

1) Analyse the phenomena of gender equality work and/or feminist politics; processes and practices related to gender equality work and/or feminist politics; opportunities and limits of gender equality work and/or feminist politics.

 2) What kind of research perspectives do you recognize in readings: What kind of theoretical and methodological argumentation have you detected in the readings? What does the specific approach mean to feminist politics? How do the research perspectives used in readings contribute to formulating feminist politics and action?

Write a "task guided learning diary" as you read, BEFORE the course, and complement the learning diary after the course to include the lectures and discussions during the course. 

Credits: Participants get 5-7,5 credits:

5 ECTS: A learning diary/essay (3000 words minimum) based on the lectures, workshops and seminars in the course, and the readings (500 pages), and a 'task guided learning diary' (4-7 p) before the course, and active participation in the course. Obs. one can improve the grade by doing the 'task guided learning diary' carefully (20 % of the grade comes from it and the active course participation), and one can use its text also in the final course work (80 % of the grade). The 5 ECTS module is meant especially for Master's students.

7,5 ECTS are given for active participation, including readings (500 pages) and a 'task guided learning diary' (4-7 p) before the course, and an essay (research paper of 4000-5000 words, graded pass/fail). The 7,5 ECTS module can be taken by any participant who writes a 4000-5000 w essay/research paper.

Enrolment for University Studies
Marja Vehviläinen, Teacher responsible
Marja.Vehvilainen[ät]uta.fi
Tiina Suopajärvi, Teacher
tiina.suopajarvi[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
18-Apr-2018 – 20-Apr-2018
Lectures 6 hours
Thu 19-Apr-2018 at 9.00-12.00, L5026, Lecture by Julia Nentwich
Fri 20-Apr-2018 at 9.00-12.00, L5026, Lecture and workshop
Seminar 10 hours
Wed 18-Apr-2018 at 15.00-18.00, L5026 (L5028. L6017, L6018, L5038), Readings workshop
Thu 19-Apr-2018 at 13.00-18.00, L5026, L5017, Paper sessions 1-3
Fri 20-Apr-2018 at 13.00-14.45, L5026, Ending session
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course is organised in collaboration with the Nordic CoE Nordwit. The course participants will be Master's Students of the Gender Studies DP, and Doctoral Students and post doctoral researchers accross Nordic countries and beyond. Teachers: Julia Nentwich (St. Gallen), Tiina Suopajärvi, Minna Leinonen, Gabriele Griffin (Uppsala), Päivi Korvajärvi, Rebecca Lund, Marja Vehviläinen, Oili-Helena Ylijoki

Visiting teacher: Giuseppe Attanasi, University of Lille
(LEM: Lille, Economics & Management)
www.giuseppeattanasi.com
(E-mail: giuseppe.attanasi@univ-lille1.fr)

Teaching Method
In each lecture:
(a) we will introduce a specific economic problem and run a 30 minutes classroom experiment representing this problem in the lab;
(b) we will introduce and analyze the theoretical/behavioral model ‘linked’to the proposed experiment, and formulate behavioral hypotheses that the experiment just run was aimed at testing;
(c) we will analyze the experimental results and check whether they verify the behavioral hypotheses. This might lead to behavioral extensions of the proposed model, so as to account for systematic deviations from predicted behavior;
(d) we will discuss the methodological and design issues of the experiment and eventually propose alternative implementations. The interaction between the teacher and the students attending the course is a necessary condition for the implementation of this 4-step teaching method.

Final Project
To get the course credits, a student should participate in at least 6 of the 7 classroom experiments run during the lectures (one per lecture). At the end of the course, each student will be assigned one of the 7 topics analyzed during the course. The student will have 2 weeks to work on an experimental project related to the topic.
The project can consist in:
(a) a review of the most recent literature,
(b) a report on experimental data provided by the teacher,
(c) the proposal of a new experimental design meant to deal with research questions on the topic, not yet analyzed in the experimental literature.
Once assigned the topic, the student will choose one of these three forms— review, report or proposal— for the …nal project, and the teacher will provide, respectively, relevant references, data or suggestions.

Detailed syllabus
We will analyze the methodological issues of key experimental topics in economics, and the behavioral features of recent extensions of related theoretical models of individual and strategic decision making.
We will mainly concentrate on the following topics:
 Lecture 1: Puzzles in Risky Decisions
 Lecture 2: Risk Aversion in the Lab
 Lecture 3: Ambiguity Aversion in the Lab
 Lecture 4: First-Price Auctions
 Lecture 5: Almost-Competitive Markets
 Lecture 6:VoluntaryContributionGames (Monetary andNon-monetary Incentives)
 Lecture 7: SocialDilemmaGames (Distributional andBelief-dependentPreferences)

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Katri Sieberg, Teacher responsible
Katri.Sieberg[ät]uta.fi
Giuseppe Attanasi, Teacher
Teaching
12-Apr-2018 – 20-Apr-2018
Lectures 20 hours
Thu 12-Apr-2018 at 12-15, Pinni B3032
Fri 13-Apr-2018 at 12-15, Pinni B3032
Mon 16-Apr-2018 at 9-12, Pinni B3074
Tue 17-Apr-2018 at 9-12, Pinni B3074
Wed 18-Apr-2018 at 9-12, Pinni B3032
Thu 19-Apr-2018 at 9-12, Pinni B3074
Fri 20-Apr-2018 at 10-12, Pinni B3074
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Katri Sieberg, Teacher responsible
Katri.Sieberg[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
6-Mar-2018 – 27-Mar-2018
Lectures 14 hours
Tue 6-Mar-2018 - 27-Mar-2018 weekly at 10-12, Pinni B3074
Thu 8-Mar-2018 - 22-Mar-2018 weekly at 10-12, Pinni B3074
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English