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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Justice and Epistemic Democracy -workshop

The department of Philosophy, Contemporary History, and Political Science (here on PhiCoPo) is hosting a workshop on Justice and Epistemic Democracy (October 27-28). We are happy to welcome several distinguished academics working in the fields of democracy research and moral philosophy. Speakers include:

  • Peter Stone (Trinity College, Dublin)
  • Francesca Pasquali (The University of Milan)
  • Alfred Moore (Cambridge University)
  • Enzo Rossi (University of Amsterdam)
  • Andrew Knops (University of Birmingham)
  • Eerik Lagerspetz (University of Turku)
  • Jonathan Kuyper (Stockholm University)
  • Ian O’Flynn (Newcastle University)
  • Maija Setälä (University of Turku)

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

FinDem’s Opening Seminar

Finnish Centre for Democracy Research arranges an opening seminar on 15th of April at the University of Turku (Educarium’s lecture hall 3, address Assistentinkatu 7).

Programme:

10:00 Opening words chair person of the board professor Maija Setälä
10:10 Key note professor Lars Vinx (Bilkent University): Militant democracy
11:00 Panel discussion: The current state of democracy research in Åbo/Turku
11:45 Buffet lunch (only for the enrolled) and poster display

Enrolment closed.

Examination of a dissertation (Daniel Weyermann)

Examination of an academic dissertation (philosophy)

Daniel Weyermann: “Political Legitimacy and Ethnocultural Justice. Essays on Public Reason, Democratic Citizenship, and the Rights of Cultural Minorities.”
Examinator: Prof. Sune Laegaard ( Roskilde University)
Lecture Hall 2 Publicum, University of Turku
March the 19th, 12 .00