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    Welcome to the course TU-EV00032 - Political Organizations and Decision Making!

    Our first session is set for Thursday, October 26th, at 4:15 PM in TU7 lecture room, Maarintie 8. You can find more information about our course themes and exciting guest speakers in the course information file below.

    No need to prepare for the first lecture; we'll cover all the assignment details and readings during that session. We'll also provide all the necessary materials. Additionally, the Materials page contains the first chapter What is Politics? from Andrew Heywood's "Politics", fifth edition (2019) for those who want to get a head start as an introduction.

    Please, don't forget to mark your calendars for our optional visit to the Parliament House on Friday, November 17th, at 9:15 AM, as it falls on a non-lecture day.

    The course teacher is Mari Holopainen (

    The teaching assistant is Alli Kolho ( You can contact Alli on practical matters related to MyCourses e.g. if lecture or reading materials are not visible.

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