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Archived teaching schedules 2012–2013
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Master's Programme in Politics


Period II (22-Oct-2012 – 14-Dec-2012)
Period III (7-Jan-2013 – 8-Mar-2013)
Period (22-Oct-2012 - 14-Dec-2012)
Specialization in Political Science [Period II]

This course will seek to strengthen our understanding of what is going on in Russian politics today. We will look at formal political institutions and different actors who contribute to Russian politics. We will also discuss practices which characterize the contemporary situation. We will make use of the research literature and up-to-date press and internet materials when discussing these questions. Students will be expected to read research articles and other relevant materials for the lectures. In addition, students will write a seminar paper and give a presentation based on this paper. Before coming to the course, students should have familiarized themselves with some methods of textual analysis (e.g.POLVOA11).  After completing the course, students should have understanding of the institutional design and practices of Russian politics and their development from the 1990s until today. They should also be able to seek information on the topic of the course, to form research questions and give well-founded answers to them in a seminar paper.   The course consists of lectures, discussions in groups during the lecture, and seminar sessions in which students give their presentations.

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment by 17 October (max. 30 students, priority on students majoring in Political Science or IR) Sirke.Makinen@uta.fi

25-Oct-2012 – 14-Dec-2012
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Period (7-Jan-2013 - 8-Mar-2013)
Specialization in International Relations [Period III]

The purpose of the course is to provide students with an overview of the mediation of international conflicts and to introduce the basic concepts, actors and trends of mediation. The course will examine mediation as part of the overall global security architecture and analyse the development of mediation in relation to wider trends of international peace and security, as well as international responsemechanisms to conflicts. It will also include a closer examination of the main actors in the field of mediation, including governments, non-governmental organisations, private diplomacy actors, regional and sub-regional organisations, and international organisations.

Enrolment for University Studies

Participants: Maximum 20 students (priority on students majoring international politics). Enroll by filling out the form below.

1-Feb-2013 – 8-Mar-2013
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English