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VALTP5 Political Thought 5 ECTS

Learning outcomes

To introduce students to the main lines of political thought and to key political ideologies and their historical development. In addition, students will become familiar with the ideologies of Finnish political parties.


To learn about main lines of political thinking, key political ideologies, and the development of the ideologies of Finnish political parties.

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

Heywood, Political Ideologies. Palgrave 2007, 4th edition (3 ECTS);
Paastela - Paloheimo (eds.), Suomen puolueiden periaateohjelmat. Politiikan tutkimuksen laitos 2008 (2 ECTS)

Belongs to following study modules

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