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Risto
Haverinen
Sociology
Dr Soc.Sci.

Contact

+358 40 775 6274
Assistentinkatu 7
20500
Turku

Areas of expertise

Housing studies
environmental sociology
neighborhoods
neighborhood community
neighbor disputes
housing preferences
qualitative methods

Research

I have a background in environmental sociology. Recently, I've been studying housing preferences (ReCiDi-project), neighbouring and neighbour disputes. In my doctoral thesis I analysed the reaction of urban residents to problems and disturbing factors in their living environment, as well as their ways of doing something about these problems. The theme of neighbour relations and disputes emerged in that research. In further studies I have investigated these social dynamics of the neighbourhood, i.e. intervention and adaptation, including patterns of neighbouring and modes of intervention in cases of dispute (e.g. Kouvo, A. & Haverinen R. 2017. Dealing with Disturbances: Intervention and Adaptation in Finnish Neighbourhoods. Urban Studies 54:16. Sage Journals, DOI: 10.1177/0042098016684732).