Tag Archives: politics

Climate change calls for pessimism?

The future appears bleak, even though there are some positive news, such as a decrease in people living in absolute poverty, an increase in life expectancy, and better health care for more people. Yet, these are also reasons for concern. Wealthier people who live longer consume and travel more, thus burdening the environmental systems of… Read More »

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#Tampere3, luottamus ja tieteen selkäranka

Viime aikoina on levinnyt hälyttäviä uutisia: Tampereen uuden yliopiston johtosäännössä on uutisoitu olevan lainvastaisuuksia, ja yliopistoyhteisön keskeiset ryhmät ovat jättäneet kantelun eduskunnan oikeusasiamiehelle. Siirtymävaiheen hallituksen menettelyjen ja sen laatiman johtosäännön kirjausten on uutisissa kerrottu vaarantavan perustuslaissa turvatun yliopistojen hallinnollisen autonomian ja tieteellisen riippumattomuuden. Suomen Kuvalehti julkaisi äskettäin johtavan suomalaisen sosiologin, akatemiaprofessori Pertti Alasuutarin kirjoituksen, missä … Continue reading ”#Tampere3, luottamus ja tieteen selkäranka”

Discussing indicators in research funding: What role do altmetrics play?

At any rate, altmetrics, or alternative metrics, are gaining momentum in higher education (Holmberg, 2016). This post is based on my master’s thesis (Fraumann, 2017) that explores the usage of altmetrics with a focus on research funding. Altmetrics track down and count the mentions of scholarly outputs in social media, news sites, policy papers, and… Read More »

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Societal impact and finding the right audience for research

There has been an increasing emphasis on the importance of generating academic knowledge that achieves broader impact and creates social value. Both public and private funders are eager to support research that brings together academic and non-academic collaborators, engages the public, and generates research outcomes that are relevant in the real world. This trend is… Read More »

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Bordering, Controlling, Securing: The Quarter Decade of the Refugee “Crisis” and the CEAS Reform

Children washed ashore on the coasts of Turkey and elsewhere; refugees1 being detained in the hotspots on the Mediterranean islands, waiting either to be returned or their asylum applications to be processed; and thousands of migrants walking thousands of kilometers to reach Germany in the summer of 2015… Those are the costs of fleeing from… Read More »

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The Alchemy of Davos

This January, I had an opportunity to do fieldwork at Davos for my research on the role of political, cultural and economic elites in world politics and international relations. Davos is an Alpine resort in Switzerland but in this context it stands for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), which has been… Read More »

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“Youth apathy is not the general trend” – An interview with Ferran Davesa

”Young people are very critical and motivated, it’s just that they don’t agree with what has been called the politics as usual”, says Political Scientist Ferran Davesa. Davesa has found that there is a big gap between what the youth expect and their experience of the way society actually works. Even though the 21st century… Read More »

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The BRICS Dilemma

Since its inception in 2009, the BRICS (as of 2011 composed of Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) has forcefully argued that in the emerging world order, the West lacks both the moral and political authority to set the rules of globalisation and dictate for sovereign states how they should or should not behave. Moreover,… Read More »

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“Turkey is facing a cold reality” – An interview with Professor Kemal Kirişci

A lot has changed since Professor Kemal Kirişci’s last visit to Tampere 40 years ago. During this time, Kirişci has seen the end of the Cold War with its profound consequences including the rise and fall of European integration and EU-Turkey relations. But what has actually happened? What are the reasons behind these developments? After… Read More »

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A new insight into the operations of the Faculty of Management

Welcome to the Vaikuttaja (“The Influencer”) blog! This University of Tampere Faculty of Management blog provides a new channel for conveying information about our research activities. It is intended to serve as a window for you readers into the developments at our faculty. If a story you read here seems interesting, please contact the author… Read More »

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