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VALT1165 Nationalisms 4 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Master of Social Sciences
Political Science
Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.

General description

Nationalism has been one of the most significant ideologies influencing global politics during past two centuries. Different colors on the map designate political units that bear the name of a nation. Today nationalism is increasingly challenged by global and local pressures and in Europe by supranational integration. However, nation remains an important political category, and without an understanding of nationalism, it would be impossible to analyze many contemporary political processes. The course offers an in-depth presentation of the main research traditions and approaches in the study of nationalism and shows how they can be applied in concrete case studies. The aim of the course is to help students understand and analyze how nationalism affects international politics as well as everyday life of people in different corners of the globe. The course is divided into two parts. Lectures in the first part introduce the main theoretical traditions in the study of nationalism. The second part consists of student presentations on nationalisms in different parts of the world and during different historical eras. Students are expected to write a research paper on the topic of their choosing and present their case to other students.

The course replaces:

Political Science: APJ1 or SKV7 two books


Contemporary history: A3.3.2 Nationalismi ja kansalaistoiminta 4 op


Multiculturalism: SOSI0301 Introduction to Diaspora and Transnational Studies 4 ECTS

You don't need to enroll in course.


2-16 February: Lectures (12h) + readings (150-200 pages), Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10-12, Publicum SH309, except 3.2. Publicum SH299 and 10.2. Publicum SH 126

17 February – 21 March: Independent work on research papers and seminar presentations

22 March-19 April: Seminars (10h), Tuesdays at 10-12, Publicum SH309

Teacher responsible

Matti Jutila


2-Feb-2016 – 19-Apr-2016
Lectures 12 h
Seminar 10 h