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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FNSC1031 The Finnish Political System, Lectures 2–5 ECTS
Organised by
Finnish-Nordic Society and Culture
Person in charge
Kimmo Makkonen

Learning outcomes

The course will introduce students to the Finnish political system and its changes since the Second World War. On completion of the course, students
- understand the development and main features of the Finnish political system and the political parties in Finland
- understand how the Finnish political system is affected by external forces (such as EU integration and foreign powers)
- are able to use the aspects of Finnish political system in later comparative work

Contents

The course will give an overview of the Finnish consensual political culture and the main political institutions in Finland, the Parliament (Eduskunta), the government and the President, and how Finland transformed from semi-presidentialism to a parliamentary system. The Finnish political parties are focused in more detail. Attention is drawn to the recent rice of right-wing populism as well as the background behind the persistent anomalies in the Finnish party system: a strong center-agrarian party and a small language minority party.

Topics covered in the course include also: an introduction to the formation of the Finnish state between the East and the West, voting and elections in Finland, the centrality of equality in Finnish politics, labour market interest groups and the Finnish corporatism, how the Soviet attempts to put pressure on Finland affected the Finnish politics, EU-integration, the Finnish security policy, and the Swedish speaking and Sámi minorities in Finnish politics.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 20 h 0 h

Teaching language

English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Study journal / learning diary
  • In English
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Study journal / learning diary
  • In English
Essay 3 ECTS
  • In English

The course will consist of 10 sessions (9 lectures and 1 voluntary session for essay supervision). The student may do either 2 ECTS version of the course by submitting a learning diary or 5 ECTS version by submitting a learning diary and an essay.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Numeric 0-5. For the 2 ECTS version student may also choose to be graded by pass/fail.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Social Sciences
Basic module (Finnish-Nordic Society and Culture)
Faculty of Social Sciences
Basic module (Finnish-Nordic Society and Culture)
2016–2017
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Social Sciences
Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences
Postgraduate Degrees, soc
Finnish-Nordic Society and Culture