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Authors meet a (friendly) critic: Democracy and the Future


27.9.2023 at 18.00 - 19.00
This webinar will deal with the recently published edited volume “Democracy and the Future: Future-Regarding Governance in Democratic Systems” (Edinburgh University Press, 2023), edited by Michael MacKenzie, Maija Setälä, and Simo Kyllönen. The book brings together political philosophers, democratic...

Thematics TeamUp: Stormy futures for global seas?


21.4.2023 at 13.15 - 15.00
Friday 21 April 2023 at 13.15–15.00 PROGRAMME OPENING WORDS Professor Henri Vogt, Political Science, University of Turku NEW LEGAL STORMS – REGULATING AUTONOMOUS SHIPS Professor Henrik Ringbom, Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics and Law, Åbo Akademi BACK TO THE 1970s – (UN...

University of Turku's Centre for East Asian Studies with a European consortium secure a four-year, four-million Euro EU Horizon grant for China research


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.

Online research seminar: Representing future generations in parliament


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...

Where is Finland on the Deliberative Wave?


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...

Dissertation on philosophy of gender and sexual variance to expand understanding of good life and the human condition (Defense: VTM, FM Tiia Sudenkaarne, August 28th2021, philosophy)

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 Offered Decision-Makers Considered Opinions for New Climate Policy Plan


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.