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Emne SAMPOL120

Scandinavian Politics and Government

Undervisningsperiode :

Studiepoeng 15
Undervisningssemester Spring/fall
Fagleg overlapp

A student who takes exams in both SAMPOL120 and SAMPOL110 will get the total of credits reduced by 5 points.

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Mål og innhald

The objective of the course is to provide the students with a basic understanding of political structures, political actors and public policies in the Nordic countries.

Content

State- and nation building processes of the Scandinavian states, including the current status of ethnic minority groups with the societies.

The current structure of the governmental institutions, with a focus on the role of parliament, the relationship between parliaments and the executive power, the structure of the state and the relationships between the central level and regional and local authorities.

Political participation, party systems and political representation. This part focuses on the developments of electoral and other forms of participation, the structure of the party system and the linkages between the electorate and the political parties. Included in this theme, is the study of interest organizations and the 'corporatist' nature of Scandinavian societies. The topic of representation covers the operation of the electoral system, the nomination of candidates and the representation of parties and socio-economic groups in parliament.

The public policy part of the course focuses particularly on the development of and structure of the Scandinavian welfare state, while the theme on foreign policy is focused on the Scandinavian states relationship to European integration.

Læringsutbyte/resultat

Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:

  • Discuss the forms of government and public institutions in the Scandinavian countries.
  • Discuss commonalities and differences between the Scandinavian countries related to form of government, the welfare state, parties and party systems, state and nation building and the relationship between the Scandinavian countries and the EU.
  • Provide an insight into various institutional, historical and policy processes that unite and separate the Scandinavian countries and thereby discuss the validity of the concept of the Scandinavian model.

 

 

Undervisningssemester

Spring/fall

Undervisningsspråk

English

Institutt

Department of Comparative Politics

Krav til forkunnskapar

Fulfilment of general admission requirements.

Fagleg overlapp

A student who takes exams in both SAMPOL120 and SAMPOL110 will get the total of credits reduced by 5 points.

Undervisning og omfang

Form: Lectures and seminars

Hours per week: approximately 4

Number of weeks: minimum 10

Obligatoriske arbeidskrav

None

Vurderingsformer

One week home exam. Length: 3000-4000 words. Exams that exceed the word limit can not receive a pass.

Karakterskala

Grading A-F

Emneevaluering

This course is evaluated regularly

Kontaktinformasjon

studieveileder@isp.uib.no / +47 55583316