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POLVOA32 Introduction to the Finnish Political System and Political History 5 ECTS
Implementation is also a part of open university teaching
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Intermediate studies
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Degree Programme in Politics
Political Science
School of Management

General description

This course is an introduction to the Finnish Political System and Finnish Political History. The main focus of the course is on the development of the Finnish Political System from 1809 until the 21st century. This course provides an overview of the Constitution, political decision making and elections, political participation, tripartite agreements and welfare.  After the course, students are expected to understand the key features of Finnish political history, the political system and society, as well as able to perceive the political position and national identity of Finland in a wider context: Scandinavia, Russia and the EU.

Enrolment for University Studies

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Enrolment for Open University Studies

Beginning at 11th of August
Compulsory preceding course: POLPOP02 Introduction to Political Science


Johanna Peltoniemi, Teacher responsible


25-Oct-2016 – 23-Nov-2016
Lectures 16 hours
Tue 25-Oct-2016 - 15-Nov-2016 weekly at 12-14, Pinni A Paavo Koli Auditorium
Wed 26-Oct-2016 - 16-Nov-2016 weekly at 10-12, Pinni A Paavo Koli Auditorium
Seminar 8 hours
Tue 22-Nov-2016 at 10-15, Main building C6
Wed 23-Nov-2016 at 10-15, Linna K103


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