POLM4002 Special Issues in Political Science 2 (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024

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A possible special course given by a researcher.


The course deals with forms of political thought and action as well as the special character of different spheres of politics.

Learning outcomes

By fulfilling this course the student understands special questions of political research connected with European politics.

Study materials

Study materials are announced during the course.


  • Schmidt-Gleim, M. & Wiesner, C. (toim.): Meanings of Europe. 978-0-41585-706-2 978-0-20379-563-7 (e-book)
  • Rosamond, B.: Theories of European Integration. 0-312-23119-9 0-312-23120-2 0-333-64716-5 0-333-64717-3
  • Smith, A. (toim.): Politics and the European Commission. 978-0-415-32407-6 978-0-415-42972-6 978-0-203-35688-3 (e-book)
  • Kauppi, N.: Democracy, Social Resources and Political Power in the European Union. 978-0-7190-7058-7 978-0-7190-7059-4
  • Kauppi, N. (toim.): A Political Sociology of Transnational Europe. 978-1-907301-34-6
  • Ross, G.: Jacques Delors and European integration. 0-7456-1246-6 0-7456-1247-4 978-0-7456-1247-8

Completion methods

Method 1

Contact teaching with written assignments, not annually available.
Evaluation criteria:
Assignments are evaluated on the basis of students’ mastery of the contents of teaching and literature, demonstrated skills in critical evaluation of arguments and the application of theoretical concepts to political issues.
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Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
English, Finnish