Tampere Summer School

Global Challenges to the Future of Welfare States - Tampere Summer School

Language of instruction: English

Number of ECTS: 5

Course code: POLVOA31

Discipline: Political Science

Level of studies: Basic/Intermediate

Min-max number of students: 10-50



Application period



0-600 euros


By taking a historical, ideological, economic, social, political and systems theoretical view, the aim is to widen the perspectives on the effects that global challenges have on the future of welfare states, as well as, to teach how to make holistic analysis of the present and future challenges of the welfare states.
A historical view is taken to the development of welfare states and economic globalization, as well as, to the ideological development of ideas and values and models of welfare states.

The European Union's effects to the recent and future development of European welfare state are also discussed. To widen the global view on the challenges, international politics and economy are discussed in relation to challenges of governance of world economic system and world politics.

Teaching timetable. 


The course widens student’s knowledge on the global challenges of the welfare states. It empowers students in value analysis of the political and economic challenges of the welfare states. As an element of futures studies the students will learn holistic analysis of the present and future challenges of the welfare states.

Teaching material

Course materials will be provided during the course.

Lecture slides and articles.

Assessment methods

Evaluatin will be based on lecture diary and an essay. Essay can be written individually or in a group.

Evaluation scale: 1-5

Additional information

In questions concerning course content, please contact teacher Petri Kylliäinen: petri.kylliainen@tuni.fi

How to apply

Application information can be found here