Keyword: Political Science
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.
15.12.2021 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...
20.10.2021 at 12.15 - 13.45
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 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.
21.6.2021 at 10.45 - 12.15
Time: 21 June 2021 at 10:45 – 12:15 (EEST/GMT +3)Place: Online via Zoom https://utu.zoom.us/j/67394047060Climate 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...
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 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.