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Professor, Political Science
D.Phil. (Oxon.)


+358 29 450 3126
+358 50 326 5182
Assistentinkatu 7

Areas of expertise

democratic participation
European Union
foreign policy
Finnish society
Nordic and European politics
media inquiries in Finnish


I have been Professor of International Politics at the University of Turku since 2010. I studied at the Universities of Helsinki and Oxford (St Antony's College), and received my doctorate from the latter in 2001. Before joining the Faculty in Turku, I worked, inter alia, as Senior Research Fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, as Director of the University of Helsinki's Network for European Studies, and as a Visiting professor of European Studies at Saarland University in Germany.


Teaching is the most important value of academia. I therefore regard the over 150 master's and twelve doctoral theses that have been completed under my supervision as my most important academic achievement. Please be in touch, if you are intellectually ambitious and interested in pursuing doctoral studies in Turku! My annual teaching responsibilities include master's thesis seminars in International Politics and two lecture series related to the current predicaments of European and global affairs. I also actively contribute to the excellent research seminar of the Political Science Section.  


The conditions of democracy and democratisation, primarily in Europe, have been the cornerstones of my research. I spent the 1990s trying to understand postcommunist transformations in East Central Europe. These efforts led to a doctoral thesis, later published under the title "Between Utopia and Disillusionment" (2005). In the 2000s, I turned to studying the European Union, above all its foreign policies and people's attitudes to it (resulting e.g. in the book "The Making of the European Union", 2006). Over the past decade, I have also written on such themes as the state of International Relations research, general problems of globalisation, and the fate of liberal democracy. In 2017-22, I acted as deputy director of the research consortium "Participation in Long-Term Decision-Making" (www.paloresearch.fi), and in 2021-24, I am one of the leaders of the consortium "Just Recovery from Covid-19?" (www.jure.fi); both consortia have been  funded by the Strategic Research Council of the Academy of Finland. 


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Cyclical Europeanisation during the COVID-19 crisis (2024)

Journal of European Integration / Revue d'Intégration Européenne
Immonen Waltteri, Ketola Johanna, Vogt Henri
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Johdanto (2023)

Vogt Henri, Oksanen Markku
(Vertaisarvioitu artikkeli kokoomateoksessa (A3))