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Heikki Patomäki

Heikki Patomäki , b.1963, is Professor of World Politics at the University of Helsinki, Finland. His book Tulevaisuuden politiikkaa [“Future politics”] was published on 8 October 2013. His most recent books in English are The Great Eurozone Disaster. From Crisis to Global New Deal (Zed Books, 2013) and The Political Economy of Global Security (Routledge, 2008). He is currently working on two new books, Unprincipled Economics (with Jamie Morgan) and Global Futures. Previously Patomäki has also worked as a Professor of World Politics and Economy at the Nottingham Trent University, UK (1998-2003), and RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia (2007-2010, while on leave from Helsinki). In 2012, during the first Japanese semester, he was a Visiting Professor at the Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. In the 1990s and early 2000s, he first led a research project on the EU-Russian relations and then, with Christer Pursiainen, conducted a project on civil society developments in Russia as seen in the wider context of world civilizations and global political economy. These projects generated anticipations of possible, likely and (un)desirable futures; it is time to return to these scenarios