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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...

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...

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.

Webinar: Deliberating Climate Justice


21.6.2021 at 10.45 - 12.15
Time: 21 June 2021 at 10:45 – 12:15 (EEST/GMT +3) Place: Online via Zoom Climate crisis demands quick and wide-ranging actions that need to be fair and just. What is the role of citizen deliberation in deciding on climate actions? How can citizen deliberation help...

Research at Political Science

Strategic emphasis of the Political Science is on democracy research. The Political Science unit co-operates with other universities in research, especially with the Åbo Akademi University. The two universities have established jointly The Finnish Centre for Democracy Research.

Political Science

Political Science students study political organizations, international relations and government with the objective of conducting research on the state, political systems and power. The section of Political Science at the University of Turku currently offers two different study subprogrammes: Political Systems and International Relations.