Rebecca Boden

Coronavirus shows university funding models need resilience

Whilst the higher education model in Finland is still differs somewhat from the global trends, it is moving fast in the same direction. Hence, the fault lines exposed abroad yield valuable lessons for Finland and should, I argue, cause some […]

Rebecca Boden & Nelli Piattoeva

Escaping (from) numbers in education?

To be used effectively to govern social life, numbers require a public that is readily socialized to accept the authority of numbered knowledge. But if these publics possess high levels of numeracy, they become capable of undermining the authority of […]

Zahra Edalati and Majid Imani

The Everyday Life of Iranian people From Sanction to Corona to Sanction

Limitations in health facilities, medicines and economic life of Iranians which become more tangible in time of corona pandemic is not a starting point of humanitarian issues against Iranian people; it is the point when it becomes visible to the […]

Eija Paavilainen (Translation by Heli Luosujärvi)

Can child maltreatment be prevented with parents’ self-evaluation?

We must be able to talk about child maltreatment and the worries, progressions and risks possibly leading to it, without scaring the parents. They need honest and realistic information and its application in their everyday lives. Child maltreatment is surprisingly […]

Tiina Heikkilä (translation by Salli Hakola)

On the book The Top Earners

Politically, they represent a clearly American economic thinking where everyone is a master of their own destiny in a state that is bureaucratic and passivating. If they were to decide, Finland would be made into America where both taxes and […]

Arseniy Svynarenko and Mikko Perkiö

Taxi platforms respond to COVID-19 

SARS-COVID-19 has significantly slowed  down economies and stalled life in many cities across the globe. This hits very badly millions of taxi-drivers, among them Uber and other platform drivers whose social rights and security are least protected. The platforms react […]

Salla Atkins and Meri Koivusalo

Covid-19 – a challenge not only to health systems, but to expertise and politics

Epidemics in general are costly reminders of importance in investing in public health and preparedness. Yet in many countries spending on public health remains diminishing fraction of what is spent on health. Teaching and research on public health have slowly […]

Tuomo Särkikoski (translation by Jarkko Hagelberg)

Will the machine run amok?

It is certainly possible to regard social robots simply as tools and amusements of the smart age. However, they should be consistent with ethically solid and maybe even politically balanced modes of interaction and behavior. No longer can technical efficiency […]

Harri Melin (translation by Veli-Pekka Ketola)

Finland is still a class society

Social classes are still with us. Finland is still a class society in which the class position determines the living conditions of individuals and families and in which education, income or risk of unemployment mostly depend on class. Finland is […]

OLLI HERRANEN JA TERE VADÉN (translation by Salli Hakola)

Self-sufficiency defying common sense

The deviant nature of self-sufficiency is also irritating because it appears to challenge the morals of people. Although Nordlund never raises himself on a pedestal nor even encourages others to follow suit, readers feel they are being challenged. Perhaps, we […]