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VALIB7C1 Finnish and Nordic Politics 8 ECTS
Organised by
Political Science/ISSS
Person in charge
Erika Säynässalo

Learning outcomes

The students become familiar with the main features of Nordic political systems, and understand the national specificities of the five countries and the ways in which politics in the Nordic region differs from the rest of Europe.


The module analyses the differences and similarities between the five Nordic countries, with a specific focus on the Finnish political system.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Written exams via the Electronic Exam Service or compensatory courses.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Arter, D. Democracy in Scandinavia: Consensual, majoritarian or mixed? Manchester University Press 2006.

Heidar, K. (ed.). Nordic Politics: Comparative Perspectives. Universitetsforlaget 2004.

Ingebritsen, Christine. Scandinavia in World Politics. Rowman & Littlefield 2006.

Pesonen, P. & Riihinen, O. Dynamic Finland: The Political System and the Western State. Finnish Literature Society 2002.

Belongs to following study modules

University Services
School of Management
Political Science (Political Science/ISSS)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Management