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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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VALTP4 Political Systems 5 ECTS

Learning outcomes

To introduce students to the basic properties and theories of modern European political systems.


Students will develop an understanding of how the Finnish and other national political systems in Europe function. In addition, basic knowledge of the EU's political system is provided.

Modes of study

Lectures, a book exam (see literature) and/or a compensatory essay to be agreed on with the teacher in charge.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Saukkonen (ed.), Paikkana politiikka. Tietoa ja tulkintoja Suomen poliittisesta järjestelmästä. Helsingin yliopisto, yleisen valtio-opin laitos 2003 (1 ECTS);
McCormick, Understanding the European Union. Palgrave 2002 (2 ECTS);
Hague - Harrop, Comparative Government and Politics. Palgrave 2004. 6th edition (2 ECTS)

Belongs to following study modules

School of Management
Basic Studies (Political Science)
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School of Management