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TLS_1018 Regulating Europe: Balancing Law and Politics 12 ECTS
Organised by
Turku Law School
Person in charge
Responsible teacher: Professor Kevät Nousiainen, kevnou (at) utu.fi, Room 216, Wed. 13-14.
Minimum preceding studies
110 ECTS.
Preceding studies

Learning outcomes

The course aims at giving an understanding of the problems of regulating in the European setting, where national jurisdictions interact with the European Union and the international human rights instruments. The emphasis is on the increasing use of soft law instruments on all these levels, while simultaneously rule of law, judiciable rights and protection of democratic institutions are high on the agenda.


The course gives theoretical insight into the relation of polities (nation state, European Union, international organisations) and their regulative options. While using legislation as a regulative tool has been the hallmark of modern states as well as the EU, a turn to using soft law measures, including co-and self-regulation has taken place. There is a recognised interest to global level regulation, but the political global level organisations do not have the same regulative options that the nation state has. The ideological, economic and other motivations for using specific forms of regulation, as well as concrete examples of regulation are discussed.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 16 h 0 h
Independent work
Seminar 16 h 0 h

The course consists of lectures (16h), course literature (ca 400 p. to be specified later), and seminar participation including a written essay to be presented in the seminar.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
  • In English
Oral exam
  • In English
Written exam and Seminar and Oral presentation

The participants are expected to participate lectures and an examination on course literature and lectures, present an essay (ca 15 pages), as well as participate the seminar where the written essays are presented. The Written examination is taken in a form of a "take-home exam".
More information about the examination to be given later.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Written examination 25 %/ Oral presentation 25% / Seminar 50%

Study materials

Course literature (ca 400 p. to be specified later)

Further information

TIME: 28.10.-19.12.2013.

Degree requirements LIS, ON/OTM respectively. Restricted entry for 24 students.

The course is part of the Master's Degree Programmme in Law and Information Society (LIS). Students enrolled in the LIS have priority in the selections.

Law students of the Faculty of Law may continue working with an essay and expand it into a bachelor`s thesis (ON-seminaarityö).

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Law
Finnish Study Modules
Master of Laws DP
Law, Studies for Bachelor/Master of Laws Degree