Tiina Heikkilä

What group is an entity with a moral duty in terms of climate change?

Philosopher Stephanie Collins discusses with Alusta’s editor Tiina Heikkilä about climate change and the abilities and duties of different collective actors in preventing and controlling it. Who or what group can be responsible for stopping climate change or controlling it? […]

Ali Qadir and Amir Reza Barjasteh

De-centering the global: NSR hosts critical, multidisciplinary studies of globalization

Is the global truly as universal as the photograph of the earth from space would suggest? Five, leading, international scholars — from departments of sociology, education, geography, law, and history — visited Tampere in April and May to discuss how […]

Tatiana Tiaynen-Qadir, Paula Nissilä, Fernando Oliveira Di Prinzio

Revisiting the science-religion interface: Glocal, bottom-up, multi-disciplinary

Philosophical and theological discussions on science and religion must be complemented by grounded, ethnographic bottom-up research, as well as critical research on science, religion and secularism in social sciences and humanities. An intensive, two-day colloquium on April 9 and 10 […]

Rob Boddice

What Is the History of Experience?

    Revolution, modernity, bourgeois society, our own era of globalization – these cannot just be imposed by an economic system, a political structure, or a discursive web of representations, whether textual or, for that matter, visual. They must be […]

Jo Shaw

Why would any academic EU lawyer write about Brexit?

It might also be said that it’s a crowded field, and there’s not too much new that can be said about it, even though there seems to be a fresh political car crash each day.   This seems like a […]

Mianna Meskus

The value of patients in medical research: Finnish experiences

Collecting, depositing and reusing human-derived material on mass scale entails the problem that the relationship between the physician-scientist and the patient-donor becomes ever more distant and superficial. Meanwhile, informed consent may begin to seem too restrictive and cumbersome a practice […]

Cherry Miller

Feminist Politics and Populism: Positioning Gender in Populism Studies

Despite a growth in populism studies, overall, it has been suggested that gender has arguably been marginalised in this research. As 2019 commences, it is indeed timely to reflect on the empirical and theoretical performativity of populism – that is […]

Salla Atkins

What constitutes evidence for policy? New Social Research seminar series

But what constitutes evidence? How should it be packaged? How do researchers communicate their findings so that they are correctly interpreted and how do we ensure that policymakers understand our findings? Research is not – and should not be – […]

Elina I. Mäkinen

Early Career Researchers Form a New Academic Society in Support of Interdisciplinary Research and Careers

Universities, research institutes, funders, and governments emphasize the benefits of interdisciplinary knowledge creation as it is seen as a strategy for increasing innovation and creating new solutions to old problems (Boix Mansilla 2006; Jacobs and Frickel 2009). The rhetoric of […]

Rômulo Lima

Bolsonaro and the rise of Far-Right Neoliberalism in Brazil

One year ago, in November 2017, Jair Bolsonaro was no big reason to be concerned with. Michel Temer, the former vice-president of Dilma Rousseff who took over the presidency after her impeachment in 2016, was still unfolding a series of […]