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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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HAP310 Introduction to Governance System of Finland and European Union 9 ECTS
Organised by
Administrative Science

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to the questions of public administration in Finland and European Union. The course develops a fundamental understanding of public policy.


On completion of this course students should have a knowledge and understanding of: European Union, Finnish public administration, public policy, welfare state, governance.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 20 h 0 h

Lectures in English 12 hours.

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Modes of study

Lectures (12 h, 2 ECTS) including articles and other materials specified during the lectures. Can be completed by writing a learning diary based on lectures.

Books (7 ECTS) can be completed by taking an exam or by writing essays according to the guidelines of the instructor
(see http://www.uta.fi/laitokset/jola/opiskelu/studies.php).


Numeric 1-5.

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn

Study materials

    1. Nugent, Neill: Government and Politics of the European Union. Palgrave Macmillan, 7th edition 2010.
    2. Castells, Manuel-Himanen, Pekka: Information Society and The Welfare State. The Finnish Model. Oxford University Press 2002.
    3. Kultalahti-Karppi-Kultalahti-Todisco (eds.): Globalisation: Challenges to Research and Governance. East-West Books 2009.

      Belongs to following study modules

      School of Management
      Basic Studies (Administrative Science)
      Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
      School of Management