Södertörns högskola övergår till distansundervisning - ingen undervisning i högskolans lokaler från och med onsdag 18 mars.

Regeringen rekommenderade den 18 mars att alla högskolor och universitet går över till distansundervisning. Södertörns högskola har följt rekommendationen och ingen undervisning sker i högskolans lokaler tillsvidare, med största sannolikhet gäller detta hela vårterminen. Alla salsskrivningar ersätts med alternativ examinationsform under hela vårterminen. Studenter ombeds att ta del av information från respektive kurs eller program via Studiewebben. Medarbetare och studenter kommer in i högskolans lokaler med passerkort och både Infocenter och Biblioteket är öppna.

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2020-04-02

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Why this subject?

Learn to question, discuss, and deal with differing viewpoints

Political Science focuses on politics and political decisions. An important issue in Political Science is how people make collective decisions on the distribution of society’s resources – who gets what, in what amounts and why?

As an individual and as a citizen, you are constantly affected by political decisions. These decisions are linked to almost all contemporary and important societal issues – our rights as citizens and non-citizens, our personal security, our financial prospects, our education and our healthcare. In Sweden and many other countries, these decisions are shaped through democracy but, in practice, democracy can take different forms.

When you study Political Science, you will discuss and investigate questions such as: How does representative democracy work, formally and in practice? How do wars start and how can peace be achieved? How is power organised and distributed in global politics? How can nationalism thrive despite globalisation? Why are political parties and political debates different in different countries?

Studying Political Science allows you to analyse decision-making and power relationships and encourages critical thinking about society and how it is organised. You will gain a deeper understanding of how politics works, not only in Sweden but also in other countries and parts of the world.

Södertörn University provides broad insight into the most important areas of Political Science, with an emphasis on issues relating to democracy and governance. The university conducts research into political parties, democracy and democratisation, leadership, migration and its consequences. Teaching therefore has close links to current research and modern theories.