Swedish Politics in English
7.5 credits cr.
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This course is the second course within the course package Political Science I in English and is taught during term part B. It is therefore not possible to apply for this course independently as it can only be studied by students admitted to Political Science I - course package (SVE010).
With the Swedish political system as a starting point the basis for the course will be an analysis of the distribution of formal and informal political power and how the constitutional ideals are implemented inreality in a Western democracy. The emphasis will be on institutions and structures such as the constitution, the electoral system, the government and the parliament, local and regional government, the political parties, the mass media, the interest groups, the idea of democracy and ways and means for citizens to participate in the decision making process. Furthermore, the relations between the EU institutions and the Swedish government will be highlighted.
The course consists of ten to twelve lectures and three seminars. Attendance at the seminars is mandatory. Absence at a maximum of one seminar is compensated with a written assignment according to the instructions in the course description. In the event of more absences, the student may retake the course.
Parts of the course may be given digitally. The parts in question are then stated in the schedule and course instructions.
The language of instruction is English.
ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.