Keyword: Department of Philosophy, Political Science and Contemporary History
The ReConnect China research project, which improves the weak knowledge of modern China in Europe, has received a four-year EU Horizon funding of a total of four million euros. Researchers from 12 European countries are involved in the research project coordinated by the University of Ghent in Belgium. The Centre for East Asian Studies CEAS of the University of Turku is the only Nordic university in the consortium.
Former Chancellor and Professor of Political Science at the University of Turku Jaakko Nousiainen has passed away at the age of 90. Nousiainen started in 1963 as the first permanent professor in political science at the University of Turku. He led the development of the Turku school in political science, centered around the research of political institutions.
15.3.2022 at 14.00 - 15.00
Didier Caluwaerts (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) will talk about representing future generations in parliament. Abstract: Given that many current policy challenges have a generation-transcending impact, democratic governance increasingly needs to take into account the long-term concerns and interests...
15.12.2021 at 9.45 - 16.12.2021 at 16.30
The conference will be the final conference of the PALO project. The project focuses on the problem of short-termism in representative democracies, and the role of citizen participation and deliberation in long-term policymaking. The consortium partners are the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi...
29.10.2021 at 13.00 - 14.15
During the past decade, and the past few years in particular, there has been a growing interest in deliberative mini-publics, largely because of their capacity for dealing with complex and polarising issues like climate change. Mini-publics, which can manifest as processes such as Citizens’ Panels...
Master of Social Sciences, Master of Arts Tiia Sudenkaarne introduces queer bioethics into Finnish academia. Her dissertation analyses how LGBTQI+ questions often considered marginal are philosophically robust and socio-politically important.
Citizens’ Jury has offered deliberated views on climate actions for climate policy decision-makers. Implemented by researchers from the University of Turku, the Citizens’ Jury compiled a statement, which was delivered to the Finnish Ministry of the Environment and the government-appointed Climate Policy Roundtable, the purpose of which is to create a common understanding of how Finland can make a just transition to a carbon neutral society by 2035.
The disciplinary units of Philosophy, Contemporary History and Political Science merged on 1 January 2016. The department also includes the Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS), the Public Choice Research Centre (PCRC), the Finnish Centre for Democracy Studies and the Centre for Parliamentary Studies.