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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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VALTA4 Political Institutions and Processes 5 ECTS

Learning outcomes

To understand political institutions, policy processes, political networks and democratic theories.


The books in the module provide an introduction to European political systems, different models of democracy, and theories of political networks.

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

Setälä, Demokratian arvo: Teoriat, käytännöt ja mahdollisuudet. Gaudeamus 2003 (1 ECTS);
Sorensen - Torfing, Theories of Democratic Network Governence. Palgrave 2007 (2 ECTS);
Gallagher - Laver - Mair, Representative Government in Modern Europe. McGraw Hill 2006. 4th edition. (2 ECTS)

Belongs to following study modules

School of Management
Intermediate Studies (Political Science)
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