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Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa . 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 This site contains only previous years' guides.

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BSRM3209 BSRM3209Baltic Sea Area Regional Dynamic and Challenges 5 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies
Person in charge
PhD, Doc. Marko Lehti
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X

Learning outcomes

Students acquire basic knowledge and understanding about political developments of the region, regionalization and its transnational legacy.
Students understand how Baltic and Nordic nation-states are mapping themselves and how interpreting foreign policy action requires examination of national identity.
Students have basic understanding about ontological security as well as current security challenges in the area.
The Baltic Sea Area is often presented as a model region and prime example of new regionalism. This course concentrates on the post-Cold War Era regionalism and region-building, from the Council of Baltic Sea States to the EU’s Strategy for the Baltic Sea Area. The course 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, peace & conflict studies, cultural geopolitics and study of collective memory.


Politics of region-building
Small and smart: branding competitice states
Confllict and crisis: from minorities to geopolitics

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 22 h 0 h

Lectures (22 hours) group work,

Modes of study

Exam based on the articles given by teacher, essay


Numeric 0-5.

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