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)
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.
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.
We are pleased to welcome Professor Gabor Toká from Central European University to give a presentation titled “Would Equality in Political Knowledge Make a Difference in Election Outcomes?”
Time and place: December 1st, 3pm, ASA House, A stairs, 4th floor and room A 402 (Demos)
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).
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.
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.
Dr. Simon Niemeyer (University of Canberra) will give a presentation entitled “When does deliberation really begin? And when does it end?”
Time and place: Tuesday 30 August at 14.15, seminar room 299 at Publicum.
Last research seminar of the spring season 2016 at Åbo Akademi University is on the 26th of May 2-4 PM. Henrik Serup Christensen presents his paper on inclusiveness in deliberation. The location is ASA House, A stairs, 4th floor and room A 402 (Demos).
Professor Lars Vinx (Bilkent University) gave the key note lecture on militant democracy in the opening seminar of the centre.
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).
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