Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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BSRM0430 M2 Small and Smart States: Coping with Marginality and Seeking Security, 12 ECTS

Learning outcomes

students understand how the Baltic (or northern) region is comprehended in relation to Europe; how in particular Baltic (or northern) nation-states are mapping themselves; how envisaging of Europe is entangled with the national identity; how ontological security defines identity; how interpreting foreign policy action requires examination of national identity; and how identity is performative?


The module focuses on how small and marginal states/nations define their role in international order and what are their possibilities to be smart players. During the course it is argued that national identity and security are closely intertwined. The module introduces multidisciplinary focus on small-statehood and national identity by combining the theoretical tools of nationalism studies, international relations, critical security studies, cultural geopolitics and study of collective memory. Further the module aims to deconstruct dichotomies such as East/West, North/South, old/new Europe and core/margin that have dominated the European spatial imagination.

Further information

This module is not offered in the Academic year 2013-14

Belongs to following modules

Faculty of Humanities
Specialization Studies (MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies)
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M2 Small and Smart States: Coping with Marginality and Seeking Security

BSRM0431 M2 Lectures, 6 ECTS
BSRM0432 M2 Seminar, 6 ECTS
Faculty of Humanities
Finnish Study Modules
Baltic Sea Region Studies
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies