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BSRM0280 Global Risks and Security in the Baltic Sea Region 5 ECTS
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Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies
Faculty of Humanities

Learning outcomes

Students become familiar with the concepts of risk and security from different viewpoints. They learn to apply these concepts and different theories in the contexts of varying social, economic and political activities and situations. Students gain a broad overview of global risks, the unconventional security threats such as climate change and migration in particular. They gain insight into the effects of such threats and risks on the regional dynamics and security of the Baltic Sea area, as well as into multi-level attempts to solve and adapt to various global risks.

General description

Among global risks are, to name but a few, economic and political instabilities, human mobility, state transformation, terrorism and climate change both with its consequences that need to be addressed, and the challenges for e.g. energy production systems that its prevention and mitigation bring along. These risks need to be managed so as to maintain sustainability: to be capable of securing our living now, without jeopardizing the future.


This course aims to give a comprehensive overview of regional aspects and solutions of various kinds of global risks mentioned above. These risks and possible solutions are addressed from both global, regional and local perspectives, demonstrating the multi-level structure of the governance of global risks. The objective is also to give students an insight of the concept of security and of the ways in which new kinds of threats and risks enter the regional security agendas. Special emphasis is put on Russia’s role and performance in the production, articulation, prevention and governance of global risks in the regional context.


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Teacher responsible

Nina Tynkkynen


18-Apr-2017 – 11-May-2017
Lectures 24 h
Spring 2017
Tue 18-Apr-2017 - 9-May-2017 weekly at 12.00-16.00, Janus hall, Artium building
Thu 20-Apr-2017 - 4-May-2017 weekly at 14.00-16.00, E221 Art history seminar hall, Minerva building
Thu 11-May-2017 at 14.00-16.00, Porthan hall, Maaherran makasiini


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Evaluation criteria

course participation, participation in group work, exam/essay