Risto Heiskala


Tampere, FI


Public and social policy


Economics, institutions and social innovation

Professor at and Director of the Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR) at the University of Tampere. He completed his PhD at the University of Helsinki in 1997 and has since been Academy Research Fellow at the University of Helsinki, Professor of Public and Social Policy at the University of Jyväskylä and Professor of Sociology at the University of Tampere.

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Posted by: on January 22, 2018

Policy Design in the European Union – An Empire of Shopkeepers in the Making?

Brexit, the immigration crisis, Europe-wide economic stagnation, rising geopolitical tension in the eastern and southern border areas, populist, EU-critical political mobilisation in all member states, increasing difficulties in striking a deal about anything in the union; these are some of the well-known current problems of the European Union. The sheer number of problems, not to […]

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