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VALT1165 Nationalisms 4 ECTS
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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 SKV3 two books


Contemporary history: A3.3.2, A4, A7


Multiculturalism: XSTL2001 Elective modules in multiculturalism


Baltic Sea Region Studies:BSRM3208: Optional Studies  4op

You don't need to enroll in course.


Lectures: 3x4h, Fridays 24.3., 31.3., 7.4., 10-14 (30-50 pages required readings for each lecture).

Seminars: 2x4h, Fridays 21.4., 28.4., 10-14


The NettiOpsu registration period for this course starts on Thursday 5th of January 2017 at 06:00 and end on Thursday 20th of March 2017 at 23:59.

Teacher responsible

Matti Jutila


24-Mar-2017 – 28-Apr-2017
Lectures 12 h
Fri 24-Mar-2017 - 7-Apr-2017 weekly at 10.15-13.45, Pub 1. krs sh126
Seminar 8 h
Fri 21-Apr-2017 - 28-Apr-2017 weekly at 10.15-13.45, Pub 1. krs sh126