KUMA2004 Ethnopolitics Today and in the Past (5 cr)
The course covers the history of Finnish ethnopolitics, i.e. of how ethnic minorities were governed, from the first provisions related to the Roma and Sami peoples to contemporary integration policy and its challenges. The course also covers the concepts, approaches and methodology of ethnopolitics research.
Taught course. Independent work (book exam, reading group or assignment) is possible in special cases.
80% participation in teaching and written work or lecture exam. Independent work on written assignments or book exam.
After completing the course, the student will:
- know the most important concepts of ethnicity research and approaches to ethnopolitics research
- be familiar with the historical developments in Finnish ethnopolitics underlying the current policy of multiculturalism and the reasons for the changes
- understand why and how ethnicity and culture are becoming important objects of governance
- be able to apply the concepts and methods used in lectures and literature to their own case study and
- be able to present analytical argumentation in debates on minorities and immigration.
The course coordinator will refer students to learning material. For the book exam, all students will read this book: Saukkonen, Pasi 2013: Politiikka monikulttuurisessa yhteiskunnassa. 2nd edition. Available as an electronic publication.
Students also select two works from the following list:
Lehtola, Veli-Pekka 2012: Saamelaiset suomalaiset. Kohtaamisia 1896-1953.
Pulma, Panu 2006: Suljetut ovet. Pohjoismaiden romanipolitiikka 1500-luvulta EU-aikaan.
Leitzinger, Antero 2008: Ulkomaalaispolitiikka Suomessa 1812-1972.