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)

Welcome!

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)

Welcome!

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)

Welcome!

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.

Welcome!

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)

Welcome!

Upcoming FinDem seminar: PhD candidate and Visiting Researcher Hans Asenbaum

We are pleased to welcome PhD candidate and visiting researcher Hans Asenbaum from University of Westminster to give his presentation at the General research seminar for political scientists at Åbo Akademi University.

Asenbaum will be holding a presentation titled “Anonymity and Democracy: Chances and Challenges in the Digital Age” based on his recent article in the American Political Science Review.

Please see the “Visiting researchers”  section for more information on the presenter (http://findem.fi/visiting-researchers/).

Time and place:  October 30th, 2-3 pm, ASA House, A stairs, 4th floor and room A 402 (Demos).

Welcome!

Upcoming FinDem seminar: Dr. Luca Bernardi from the PALO project

The Participation in Long-Term Decision-Making (PALO) project proudly presents: Dr. Luca Bernardi from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Dr. Bernardi will be presenting his and Dr. Christopher Ojeda’s (University of Tennessee) paper “Depression and Political Interest” at the General research seminar for political scientists at Åbo Akademi University.

Time and place:  September 26th, 1:30-2:30 pm, ASA House, A stairs, 4th floor and room A 402 (Demos).

Welcome!

Upcoming FinDem seminar: Doctoral student Janette Huttunen

We are pleased to welcome Doctoral student Janette Huttunen from Åbo Akademi University to give her presentation at the General research seminar for political scientists at Åbo Akademi University.

Huttunen will be presenting her paper “Young people’s political participation in democratic innovations”.

Time and place:  April 11th, 2-3 pm, ASA House, A stairs, 4th floor and room A 402 (Demos).

Welcome!

Call for papers: The third deliberative democracy summer school

Finnish Centre for Democracy Research at the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University has the pleasure to announce the third deliberative democracy summer school and invites postgraduate students and early career researchers to take part.

Please fill in the application form to apply: www.bit.ly/turkusummerschool. Deadline for applications is March 9. Applicants will be informed about the decisions regarding successful applications on March 23 at the latest.

More information can be found here.