Norway, Oslo

Scandinavian Government and Politics

when 28 June 2010 - 6 August 2010
duration 6 weeks
credits 9.9 EC
fee USD 3635

The course critically analyzes the Norwegian and Scandinavian political systems in a comparative perspective. Topics covered include: nation-building and nationalism in Norway; the development of Norwegian democracy and the Scandinavian political party system; the Scandinavian model of the welfare state; globalization and European integration in a Norwegian context; multicultural theory; and the challenges and opportunities of increased cultural and ethnic diversity in Scandinavia.

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Target group

Undergraduate students from all fields of studies

Course aim

The objective of the course is to give students a basic understanding of the structure of Norwegian and Scandinavian political life and institutions and some of the challenges facing contemporary Norwegian and Scandinavian politics. Using Scandinavian politics as a case study, the students will acquire the framework necessary for critical reflection on political systems in a comparative perspective.

Credits info

9.9 EC
A final written classroom examination. Grading based on ECTS grading system A-B-C-D-E-F.

Fee info

USD 3635: On campus fee, room & board included