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“I want to get people excited about democracy”
If you combine academic research on democracy and principles from the startup scene, it can help to make more people interested in civic...
The contested relationship between democracy and the economy turned into emphasising private ownership
Throughout most of the 20th century, ‘economic democracy’ was one of the key political concepts in Finland and Sweden. Most political factions...
Our ways of discussing climate change affect politics
Risto Kunelius, professor of media and communication studies, believes that journalism retains a key role in public discourse.
Sociological research helps make better decisions on the provision of health and wellbeing services
In Finland, everyone has access to the services provided by health and wellbeing professionals. According to Professor Sirpa Wrede, their...
Why do some people gain weight while others do not? Karri Silventoinen studies health differences between people and countries
The professor of social inequalities in health is familiar with future trends in public health.
Doctoral dissertation: EU data protection policy heavily impacted by forceful lobbying
A doctoral dissertation recently published at the University of Helsinki indicates that the hand of lobbyists is evident in the provisions of...
Russian-speaking women in Finland who engage in commercial sex, struggle between visibility and invisibility in society
Russian-speaking women who engage in commercial sex in Finland work independently and do not need to defer to pimps or traffickers. However,...
Smartphones make it easier for young people to date and independently look for a spouse in Alexandria, Egypt
The introduction of mobile communication devices has brought about two significant changes for young people in Egypt: To begin with, personal...