Upcoming FinDem seminar: Ernesto Cruz Ruiz

We are pleased to welcome Ernesto Cruz Ruiz from Technische Universität München to give his presentation at the research seminar at University of Turku.

Ernesto Cruz Ramirez will be giving a presentation titled “Inclusive, Deliberative, and Informed Constitution-making: The Endurance of Citizens’ Inputs in the Constitution of Mexico City.”

Time and place: November 7th, 14.15, Publicum, second floor. sh. 299

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Upcoming FinDem seminar: Dr. Inga Saikkonen

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Inga Saikkonen from Åbo Akademi University to give her presentation at the general research seminar at Åbo Akademi University.

Dr Inga Saikkonen will be presenting an overview of her Academy of Finland project, as well as a survey that she is running with Dr Sergiu Ghergina from the University of Glasgow.

Time and place: October 29th, 15-16, ASA House, A stairs, 4th floor and room A 402 (Demos)

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Upcoming lectures on deliberative democracy

The Institute for Deliberative Democracy (DDI) and PALO project (Participation in Long-term Decision-making) organize an annual Research and Development Day in Turku in October 31.

The day consists of two keynote lectures and workshops. The keynotes are open to all.

Keynote 1: Carolyn Hendriks (Australian National University): Participating Publics in Environmental Governance.
Time and place: 10.00, Educarium building, EDU1 lecture hall

Keynote 2: Stephen Elstub (Newcastle University): Mini-publics and Environmental Decision-Making in the UK.
Time and place: 14.45, Publicum building, PUB3 lecture hall

More information concerning the event and instructions on how to register to workshops can be found here:

Tutkimus- ja kehittämispäivä | Osallistuminen ympäristöpäätöksenteossa, 31.10.2019

Upcoming FinDem seminar: Professor Kimmo Grönlund and doctoral candidate Nanuli Silagadze

We are pleased to welcome Professor Kimmo Grönlund and doctoral candidate Nanuli Silagadze from Åbo Akademi University to give their presentations at this spring’s final General research seminar for political scientists at Åbo Akademi University.

First, professor Kimmo Grönlund will be presenting the new ÅAU Center of Excellence project, FutuDem. After this, doctoral candidate Nanuli Silagadze will have a paper presentation.

Time and place: May 14th, 15:15-16, ASA House, A stairs, 4th floor and room A 402 (Demos)

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Upcoming guest lecture in Political Science: Professor James S. Fishkin

We are pleased to welcome Professor James S. Fishkin from Stanford University to give a lecture titled ‘Revitalizing Democracy through Public Deliberation‘. James S. Fishkin holds the Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communication at Stanford University where he is Professor of Communication and Professor of Political Science. He is also Director of Stanford’s Center for Deliberative Democracy. Professor Fishkin is a member of the International Advisory Board of FutuDem.

Time and place: 15th March, 10.00-12.00, Stora Auditoriet, ASA (Fänriksgatan 3, Åbo)

Introduction by Professor Kimmo Grönlund (Åbo Akademi)
Comments by Professor Maija Setälä (University of Turku)

The guest lecture is organized by the Center of Excellence: the Future of Democracy FutuDem and the Minority Research Profile of Åbo Akademi

The lecture will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook

Upcoming FinDem seminar: Doctoral student Marco Svensson La Rosa

We are pleased to welcome Doctoral student Marco Svensson La Rosa from Åbo Akademi University to give his presentation at the General research seminar for political scientists at Åbo Akademi University.

Mr. Svensson La Rosa will be presenting a draft of a paper that he is writing together with Henrik Serup Christensen and Kimmo Grönlund titled “What does the European voter want? A conjoint survey experiment of citizens’ preferences”.

Time and place: February 26th, 15:15-16, ASA House, A stairs, 4th floor and room A 402 (Demos)

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Upcoming FinDem seminar: Dr. Henrik Serup Christensen

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Henrik Serup Christensen from Åbo Akademi University to give his presentation at the general research seminar at Åbo Akademi University.

Dr. Henrik Serup Christensen will be presenting some ideas on a survey experiment titled “How Citizens Evaluate Participatory Mechanisms: A [plan for a] Conjoint Analysis”.

Time and place: January 23rd, 15-16, ASA House, A stairs, 4th floor and room A 402 (Demos)

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Upcoming public defense of doctoral dissertation

The public defense of VTM Maija Jäske’s Ph.D. dissertation ‘Democratic Innovations in Finnish Local Politics: Essays on the Varieties, Causes and Consequences of Mechanisms for Direct Citizen Participation’ is held at the University of Turku on January 11, 2019. The event is in English.

Opponent: Professor André Bächtiger (University of Stuttgart)
Custos: Professor Maija Setälä (University of Turku)

Time and place:
January 11, 2019, 12.00, Publicum, lecture hall Pub 3, Assistentinkatu 7, Turku.

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Upcoming FinDem seminar: Dr. Peter Söderlund

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Peter Söderlund from Åbo Akademi University to give his presentation at the General research seminar at Åbo Akademi University.

Dr. Söderlund will be presenting his paper “Cross-sectional and longitudinal effects of candidate-centred ballots on electoral volatility”.

Time and place: December 13th, 14-15, ASA House, A stairs, 4th floor and room A 402 (Demos)

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