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VALIB8C2 Political Participation 7 ECTS
Organised by
Political Science/ISSS
Person in charge
Jarmo Rinne

Learning outcomes

The module introduces students to various channels of political participation, with particular focus on the challenges facing representative democracy in the new millennium.


The module examines both conventional forms of participation, voting and activity in political parties, and the role of social movements, interest groups, and the Internet as alternatives to the formal institutions of representative government.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Written exams via the Electronic Exam Service or compensatory courses.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Evans, J.: Voters and Voting. An Introduction. Sage 2003.

Norris, P.: Democratic Phoenix. Reinventing Political activism. Cambridge University Press 2003.

Ware, A. : Political Parties and Party Systems. Oxford University Press 1996.

Tarrow, S.: Power in movement : social movements and contentious politics. Cambridge University Press 1998.

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