6 August 2010
Scandinavian Government and Politics
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.
Undergraduate students from all fields of studies
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.
A final written classroom examination. Grading based on ECTS grading system A-B-C-D-E-F.
USD 3635: On campus fee, room & board included