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HISEP6 The Nordic Model 4 ECTS
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Nordic Perspective on European History

Learning outcomes

The aim is to give an overview of the historical development of the Nordic welfare societies in the 20th century.


The unit focuses on the emergence of the Nordic welfare societies, and the issues of gender, state and citizenship in the Nordic countries.

Teaching language


Modes of study


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Course material for book examinations and/or as written assignments:

Please, choose two of the following according to your own interests:


Castells, Manuel & Himanen, Pekka, The Information Society and the Welfare State (2002)

Broberg, Gunnar & Roll-Hansen, Nils (eds), Eugenics and the Welfare State. Sterilization. Policy in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland (1996)

Markkola, Pirjo (ed.), Gender and Vocation: Women, Religion and Social Change in the Nordic Countries, 1830-1940 (2000)

Ahonen, Sirkka & Rantala, Jukka (eds) Nordic Lights. Education for Nation and Civic Society in the Nordic Countries, 1850 - 2000 (2001)

Petersen, Klaus & Christiansen, Niels Finn (eds), The Nordic Welfare States 1900-2000. Scandinavian Journal of History Vol. 26, No. 3 (2001)

Lipponen, Päivi and Setälä, Päivi (eds), Women in Finland (1999).

Belongs to following study modules

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Nordic Perspective on European History (Nordic Perspective on European History)
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