Upcoming FinDem seminar: Associate Professor Hilde Coffé

We are pleased to welcome Associate Professor Hilde Coffé from Victoria University of Wellington to give her presentation at the General research seminar at Åbo Akademi University.

The topic of the presentation will be a suprise and no paper will be handed out in advance.

Time and place: June 13th, 2pm, ASA House, A stairs, 4th floor and room A 402 (Demos)

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Upcoming FinDem seminar: Dr. Heino Nyyssönen

This week, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Heino Nyyssönen from the University of Turku to give a presentation concerning the release of his new book “Tasavallan loppu? Unkarin demokratian romahdus” at the political science research seminar at University of Turku. The book describes what went wrong in the democratization process in Hungary, why the anti-EU sentiments have been on the rise and what these recent developments mean in the context of the whole of Europe after Brexit.

Heino Nyyssönen is a political scientist and a historian, who works as a university lecturer in the Department of philosophy, contemporary history and political sciences. He has been surveying political developments in Hungary for over a quarter of a century.

Time and place: June 2nd, 14.15, Publicum, 2nd floor, sh. 299.

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Upcoming FinDem seminar: Post Doctoral Fellows Dr. Sergiu Gherghina and Dr. Henrik Serup Christensen

We are pleased to welcome Post Doctoral Fellows Dr. Sergiu Gherghina from the University of Glasgow and Dr. Henrik Serup Christensen from Åbo Akademi University to give their presentations at the General research seminar at Åbo Akademi University.

The topic of Dr. Gherghina’s presentation will be referendum campaigns and vote decision in Eastern Europe, while Dr. Christensen will be presenting his paper on the support for citizens’ initiatives in Finland and political trust.

Time and place: May 16th, 3pm, ASA House, A stairs, 4th floor and room A 402 (Demos)

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Upcoming FinDem seminar: Dr. Peter Söderlund

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Peter Söderlund from Åbo Akademi University in Vaasa to give his presentation at the General research seminar for political scientists at Åbo Akademi University. The topic of the presentation will be revealed on a later date.

Time and place: April 19th, 2pm, ASA House, A stairs, 4th floor and room A 402 (Demos)

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Upcoming Guest Lectures at CEAS

The Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS) is pleased to announce four guest lectures  about South Korea’s political changes. The lectures are presented by Professor Won-Taek Kang of Seoul National University and Professor Hannes Mosler from Freie Univesität Berlin.

Professor Won-Taek Kang: 30 years of a new democracy: South Korea’s democratic consolidation.

Time and place: 30.3.2017 15.00, Publicum SH126.

Professor Won-Taek Kang: Generation, protests, and Park Chung Hee: Recent political crises in South Korea.

Time and place: 31.3.2017 15.00, Publicum SH126.

Professor Hannes Mosler: The Ban of political parties in South Korea and Germany.

Time and place: 3.4.2017, 16.00, Publicum, Pub4

Professor Hannes Mosler: Reloading Democracy. The institution of presidential impeachment in South Korea.

Time and place: 4.4.2017, 14.00, Publicum, Pub4

For more information, please see here and here. Welcome!

 

Upcoming FinDem seminar: Post Doctoral Fellow Savitri Jetoo and Doctoral student Marco La Rosa

We are pleased to welcome Post Doctoral Fellow Savitri Jetoo from McMaster University, Canada and Doctoral student Marco La Rosa from Åbo Akademi University to give their presentations at the General research seminar for political scientists at Åbo Akademi University.

Dr. Jetoo’s topic will be “Governance as a driver of change in the North American Great Lakes basin” while Mr. La Rosa’s presentation is titled “Representing Europeans? A MEP-centered study on representation and European integration”.

Time and place: March 23rd, 3pm, ASA House, A stairs, 4th floor and room A 402 (Demos)

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Upcoming seminar and course: Futures of Democracy

The department of Philosophy, Contemporary History, and Political Science and Finland Futures Academy are hosting a seminar on Futures of Democracy.

Time and place: March 22nd, 10.00 – 14.45, Edu 2, Educarium, Assistentinkatu 5, Turku.

The seminar is in Finnish and is open for audience! For a complete program and further information, please see here.

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The seminar is part of the course Futures of Democracy. For more details and instructions on how to register for the course (in Finnish), please see here. The registration is open until March 10th.

Upcoming FinDem seminar session: professor Hannu Nurmi

We are happy to welcome professor Hannu Nurmi to give a presentation titled “Monotonicity failures: a progress report” (November 15th, 2pm, seminar room 269, Publicum).

Professor (emeritus) Hannu Nurmi is one of the leading experts on collective decision making world-wide. He has studied extensively e.g. voting procedures, institutional design and decision making, and his work has appeared in leading journals from 1970s to this day. He served as Professor of Political Science at the University of Turku (1995-2012), as Academy Professor (2003-2008) and as Director of the Centre of Excellence in Public Choice Research (2008-2011).

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Upcoming FinDem Seminar Session: Professor Stefan Napel

We are pleased to welcome professor Stefan Napel (University of Bayreuth) to give a presentation titled “Borda vs. Condorcet vs. Plurality: The Power Success and Size of Voter Groups” at the FinDem seminar series. The seminar will take place on November 8th, starting at 14:15 in the seminar room 269 (Publicum -building).

Prof. Dr. Stefan Napel’s research interests include game theory, power measures, voting methods and political economy of the European Union. His work has appeared in several leading journals, including Social Choice and Welfare, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, and Group Decision and Negotiation. He is a member of the Public Choice Research Centre and (we are pleased to say) a frequent visitor to Turku.

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