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Democratic innovations in Finnish local politics : essays on the varieties, causes and consequences of mechanisms for direct citizen participation
(Turun yliopisto, 2019-01-11)
Democratic governments around the world have become interested in democratic innovations, i.e. mechanisms for citizens’ direct participation in decision-making. Typical examples include referendums, citizens’ initiatives, ...
Essays on Business and Leadership Ethics
(Turun yliopisto, 2012-06-20)
As this is a dissertation, an academic thesis, it is important to define the objectives of my research, even if ex post facto, explicitly: - To define, develop and study the concept of business and leadership ethics. - ...
Transparency as ideology : fetishism and why individuals supposedly see well
(Turun yliopisto, 2019-04-05)
A wide variety of organizations, ranging from churches to governments and corporations, now claim that they are transparent. They suggest, furthermore, that this transparency enables their members, citizens, customers, or ...
Proportionality and Party Success in Europe
(Turun yliopisto, 2008-06-14)
This thesis consists of four articles and an introductory section. The main research questions in all the articles are about proportionality and party success in Europe, at European, national or district levels. Proportionality ...
The Concept of Betterness and Sport Competitions
(Turun yliopisto, 2015-03-20)
It is common that people disagree on a question which athlete or team was the best in a particular sport competition. This thesis attempts to clarify these disputes by analysing the concept of betterness in the context of ...
Imagining Europe, Imagining the Nation. Estonian Discussion on European Unification, 1923-1957
(Annales Universitatis Turkuensis B 335Turun yliopisto, 2011-05-28)
Concepts and Reference. Defending a Dual Theory of Natural Kind Concepts
(Turun yliopisto, 2008-11-22)
In this thesis I argue that the psychological study of concepts and categorisation, and the philosophical study of reference are deeply intertwined. I propose that semantic intuitions are a variety of categorisation ...
IN DUBIO PRO NATURA? A Philosophical Analysis of the Precautionary Principle in Environmental and Health Risk Governance
(Turun yliopisto, 2008-06-10)
In this book, I apply a philosophical approach to study the precautionary principle in environmental (and health) risk decision-making. The principle says that unacceptable environmental and health risks should be anticipated, ...
Asia-Europe parliamentary partnership - empowerment, norms and accountability
(Turun yliopisto, 2019-06-28)
The Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership (ASEP) is a biennial meeting of Asian and European parliaments held on the sidelines of the intergovernmental Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process. This dissertation studies the ASEP ...
Politiikkaa kansallisten, kansainvälisten ja ideologisten reunaehtojen puitteissa : Suomalaiset puolueet ja maahanmuutto 1973–2015
(Turun yliopisto, 2019-12-07)
Väitöskirja käsittelee suomalaisten puolueiden maahanmuuttonäkemysten kehitystä vuosina 1973–2015. Tutkimus syventää puoluenäkemysten ymmärryksen lisäksi suomalaisen poliittisen ja oikeudellisen järjestelmän ulkomaalaisia ...