Brief description of the course
Politics and government and its research. People in politics. Political culture. Ideologies. Movements, interest and pressure groups. Parties. Elections. Political competition and policy-making. State, power and legitimacy. Political regimes. Basics of public authority, legislative-, executive and juridical branch. Government, governance, state and economy, welfare state. World politics, international relations, European Union.
Student work includes studying course materials and will be assessed via seminar assignments and written final examination.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has knowledge of the basic terms and concepts of politics and governance.