Politiikan tutkimuksen päivät 2018

PALO ja sen teemat ovat esillä 8.9.3.2018 Politiikan tutkimuksen päivillä Turun yliopistossa.

Päivien Keynote-luennon pitää apulaisprofessori Alan M. Jacobs (University of British Columbia) 8.3.2018.

Luentoesitys (pdf)
Luentotallenne (video)

Alan M. Jacobs on kirjoittanut mm. palkitun teoksen Governing for the Long Term: Democracy and the Politics of Investment (2011). Hän käsittelee muun muassa ilmaston lämpenemiseen ja väestön ikääntymisen kaltaisin muutoksia, joiden kustannuksia olisi syytä alkaa maksamaan heti, mutta niiden hyödyt tulevat ilmeiseksi vasta pitkällä aikavälillä. Miksi jotkut demokratiat pystyvät toisia pitkäjänteisempään tulevaisuudenhallintaan?

Politiikan tutkimuksen päivillä PALO:n teemoja käsiteltiin myös mm. Citizenship in Action ja Problems and Prospects of Long-Term Decision-Making -työryhmissä.

Lisätietoa: http://politiikkapaivat.utu.fi

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The Annual Conference of the Finnish Political Science Association conference is organized at the University of Turku on 8.–9. March 2018.

Alan M. Jacobs, Associate Professor of the University of British Columbia, will deliver the keynote lecture on 8 March.

Presentation (pdf)
Lecture (video)

Alan M. Jacobs (University of British Columbia) is an Associate Professor of Political Science specializing in the comparative political economy of advanced industrialized democracies, the politics of public policy, political behavior, and qualitative and mixed methodology.

Jacobs’ first book, Governing for the Long Term: Democracy and the Politics of Investment (Cambridge, 2011, co-winner of the APSA award for the Best Book in Comparative Politics; winner of the APSA award for the Best Book Developing or Applying Qualitative Methods; and winner of the IPSA prize for the Best Book in Comparative Policy and Administration), examined how democratic governments manage long-term policy issues. This book and related articles have sought to understand the conditions under which elected governments are willing to impose short-term costs on their constituents in order to invest in long-term social benefits. Jacobs’ work in this area has sought to identify the distinctive features of the politics of intertemporal choice as compared to the more commonly analyzed politics of redistribution. Jacobs’ current projects focus on the politics of inequality, public attitudes toward policy tradeoffs and public-goods investment, and process-tracing and mixed-methods inquiry.

More information: http://politiikkapaivat.utu.fi/finnish-political-science-2018/