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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FNSC1032 The Finnish Political System, Essay 3 ECTS
Organised by
Finnish-Nordic Society and Culture
Person in charge
Prof. Tapio Raunio, University of Tampere / University of Turku, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science and Contemporary History / Political Science

Learning outcomes

The objective of the course is to introduce the students to the Finnish political system and in particular to analyse how the Finnish system has changed since the Second World War. The Finnish political system has normally been categorized as semi-presidential, with the executive functions divided between an elected president and a government that is accountable to the parliament. However, recent constitutional reforms together with the end of the Cold War and membership in the European Union have transformed Finnish politics. The new constitution, in force since 2000, completed a period of far-reaching constitutional change that curtailed presidential powers and strengthened the roles of the government and the parliament in Finnish politics.


Topics covered in the course include:

• Political Culture
• Voting and elections
• Party system
• Parliament and the government
• President
• Interest groups and corporatism
• EU and security policy
• Consensual politics

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English


Numeric 0-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Social Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Faculty of Social Sciences
Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences
Finnish-Nordic Society and Culture