Populist attraction

There is no end to the victory of populist parties, in Finland, in Europe and globally. Despite the enormous interest in social scientific research in the 21st century, little is known about how populist rhetoric persuades and mobilises voters. This research project “The populist attraction: imag...

Nollatutkijat

Our group is analyzing critically the Finnish universities, and especially the impact of the new Universities Act on the university, its staff and power structures. In addition, we are interested in how this reform has affected the work of researchers and its targets: what is allowed to be resear...

Mobilising Populism

Populist parties have succeeded in the elections both in Finland, in Europe and globally. As a result of political popularity the scientific community has become interested in populism, producing diverse research on its causes and consequences. Inspired by previous research we aim to build a soci...

Niilo Lahti

Postdoctoral Researcher , School of Theology