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BSRM3204 BSRM3204European Integration and State Transformation in the European North 5 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies
Person in charge
PhD, Doc. Toni Ahlqvist, Prof Sami Moisio
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X X

General description

Keywords: European integration, political power, changing forms of territoriality, welfare state, state transformation

Learning outcomes

The students understand the key dimension of the emerging territoriality of the EU. They should also be able to discuss and outline the recent politico-geographical developments such as “Europeanization”, welfare state transformation, neoliberal globalization, socio-spatial changes induced by science, technology and innovation policies, and transformative and normative power of the EU in the European North.


The module seeks to combine the processes of Europeanization to the wider global politico-economic fashions which have taken rather different forms in different parts of the BSR. Given the rapid territorial expansion of the EU coupled with an increasing political potential of the Union, this module thus aims at providing the students with basic knowledge of the processes of “Europeanization” in the European North. In the European north, the EU is clearly becoming a sort of model power which uses its transformative and normative power to mould its internal and external environments (neighborhoods), including North-West Russia. The question of EU’s internal and international influence is beginning to take centre stage in scholarly debates. A number of conceptualizations have emerged in recent years to capture these apparently novel forms and patterns of EU’s internal and international influence. This module therefore seeks to introduce the processes through which European power manifests itself. Also, the module provides the students with basic knowledge on the ways through which northern European states are gradually taking new forms at the age of “globalization”. The module uses a selection of science, technology and innovation policies as examples of emerging transnational and state spatialities in the Baltic Sea Region.

Modes of study

Lectures (22 hours), exam including selected articles specified by the teachers and/or an essay based on one book (ca 5-7 pages).


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Humanities
Thematic Subject Studies (MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies)
Turku School of Economics
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Humanities
Studies at the Faculty of Humanities
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies
Finnish Study Modules