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POLVOA41 Parties, Elections and Political Participation (book exam/essay) 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Degree Programme in Politics
Political Science
Faculty of Management

Learning outcomes

After completing the course unit the student is able to understand different forms of political participation ranging from traditional electoral participation to new non-institutionalised forms of participation. They understand the societal importance of different modes of participation in Finland and in other democracies, and are able to evaluate the challenges that the political participation is currently facing. The student also has a strong basic knowledge of different electoral systems and party systems.


Sami Borg, Teacher responsible

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