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RES009 Bilateral and Multilateral Political Dynamics in Northern Europe 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
MDP in Russian and European Studies
International Relations
School of Management

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course students are able to

?appreciate how the interaction of great and small powers has historically shaped the Northern European region

?recognize elements of continuity and change in international relations between Finland and Russia as well as the European Union and Russia

?apply a set of conceptual and theoretical tools to the contemporary context where supranational integration and regionalization challenge traditional great and small power dynamics

?construct arguments about political dynamics in Northern Europe

?propose solutions to problems in the political situation in Northern Europe

General description

This course focuses on the interaction of small and great powers in Northern Europe, bilateral and multilateral political dynamics as well as on dynamics of change and continuity in Finnish-Russian relations and EU-Russian relations.

Enrolment for University Studies

The course is compulsory for RES Master's Programme IR students.

Enrolment for Open University Studies

Study option 1: participating to contact teaching and exam/essay
Enrolment starts 11th of August 2016

Study option 2: essay
Enrolment starts 11th of August 2016

Admission requirements: a completed university-level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of specialization, or in a related field


Anni Kangas, Teacher responsible
Hanna Ojanen, Teacher


Lectures 10 hours
Seminar 20 hours

Further information

Course lectures will be held during St. Petersburg Autumn School in December 2016.