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Bachelor of Social Sciences, Political Science


Political Science is a branch of social sciences that analyses politics, power, political ideas and ideologies, political participation, political institutions and political systems, political decision-making, policies and policy outcomes. Different forms of political participation, and the organisation of political participation into political parties, pressure groups and new forms of collective activities will be analysed. The institutional structures of political life and their effect on political behaviour will be analysed and compared both on governmental and non-governmental arenas, on national and international arenas. Political ideas and their historical and theoretical foundations will be analysed. At the University of Tampere, special attention is paid to new forms of political participation, and problems of democracy both on national and international levels.

In Bachelor's degree, basic features of political life and basic concepts of the discipline will be studied. There will be teaching and literature on political theory, political communication, civil society and political participation, political institutions and processes, policy outcomes, Finnish political system, Europe and globalisation. Basic principles of scientific research methods will be studied. Studies in Bachelor's degree will culminate in the making of the bachelor's thesis.

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