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ERS2 The European North: Historical Geopolitics and International Institutional Dynamics 5 ECTS
Organised by
International Relations
Person in charge
Jean Monnet professor Pami Aalto

Learning outcomes

To provide conceptual and theoretical tools that shed light on how the interaction of great and small powers has historically shaped the northern European region; to apply the conceptual and theoretical tools to the contemporary context where supranational integration and regionalization both at the interstate and sub-state level challenge traditional great and small power dynamics; to provide necessary pre-requisites for students to assess and examine international dynamics in Europe’s north independently.


Northern Europe as a research object, IR approaches to Northern Europe, history of the region from the Pre-Cold War Era to the Post-Cold War Era, EU as northern Europe’s main geopolitical subject, case studies on the relations between the region’s great and small powers, prospects for regionalization.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 12 h 0 h
Seminar 8 h 0 h

Lectures 12hrs and workshops 8hrs as part of the one-week CBU autumn school + additional reading and a learning diary.

Teaching language


Modes of study


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

A list of required additional reading will be distributed to the students in class.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Management
International Relations (International Relations)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Management