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POLVOA32 Introduction to the Finnish Political System and Political History 5 ECTS
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Intermediate studies
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Degree Programme in Politics
Political Science
Faculty 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.

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Johanna Peltoniemi, Teacher responsible


6-Mar-2018 – 12-Apr-2018
Lectures 16 hours
Tue 6-Mar-2018 - 27-Mar-2018 weekly at 10-12, Linna K113
Thu 8-Mar-2018 - 5-Apr-2018 weekly at 10-12, Linna K113, No lectures on 29 March
Seminar 8 hours
Tue 10-Apr-2018 at 10-15, Linna K113
Thu 12-Apr-2018 at 10-15, Main building A2A


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