State, Politics and Government
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Course code
RIT6101.YK
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Riik, poliitika ja valitsemine
Course title in English
State, Politics and Government
ECTS credits
6.0
Assessment form
assessment
lecturer of 2021/2022 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To introduce the key concepts and study areas related to the state, politics and governance, provide an overview of the structure and processes of state power, the political and governance system, its key institutions, their operating mechanisms and interrelations.
Brief description of the course
The course will address the following topics: 1) The state, politics and governance, and their research. 2) People in politics: socialisation, participation and citizenship, political culture and political communication. 3) Civil society: movements, interest and pressure groups. 4) Political ideologies. 5) Political parties, political competition and elections. 6) The state, sovereignty, power and legitimacy. 7) Political regimes, politics and governance beyond the state. 8) Basic principles of state organisation, key branches of state power. 9) Parliament and the legislative process. 10) The institution of the head of state. 11) The government and its decision-making process. 12) The ministries, governance areas and their administrative institutions. 13) Policy-making process. 14) Regional governance. 15) Local government: role, organisation and institutions.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- knows and is able to use the basic concepts of state, politics and governance;
- is able to discuss the key concepts and processes of state, politics and governance and link these to practical contexts;
- understands the principles and organization of public authority and governance institutions;
- is able to analyse the key problems of the operation of public governance institutions based on practical examples.
Teacher
Prof. Leif Kalev, lekt. Mari-Liis Jakobson, lekt. Kersten Kattai, lekt. Nikolai Kunitsõn
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Public and Business Management (RIHKB/18.YK)
Journalism (KOAB/18.FK)
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Liberal Arts in Social Sciences (KKLSB/18.YK)
Sociology (RASLB/17.YK)
Politics and Governance (RIPGB/17.YK)
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Journalism (KOAB/17.FK)
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Politics and Government (RIRIB/16.YK)
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Public and Business Management (RIHKB/16.YK)
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