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VALTA6 The Finnish Political System 5 ECTS

Learning outcomes

To introduce students to the historical development and current practices of the Finnish political system.


The books in the module focus on modern Finnish political history, main concepts in Finnish politics, and the Finnish political system and the role of elites in that system.

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

Select three books from the following:
Jussila - Hentilä - Nevakivi, Poliittinen historia 1809-2003. WSOY 2004 or a newer edition (1 ECTS);
Pesonen - Riihinen, Dynamic Finland. The Political System and the Welfare State. Finnish Literature Society 2002 (2 ECTS);
Hyvärinen, et al., Käsitteet liikkeessä. Vastapaino 2003 pp. 7-116, 167-255, 257-307, 363-412, 467-518 and 569-591 (2 ECTS);
Ruostetsaari, Valta muutoksessa. WSOY 2003 (1 ECTS)

Belongs to following study modules

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