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Marko Lehti

Senior Research Fellow, Research Director of Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI); Academic Director of MA programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research (PEACE)
Tampere University
phone number+358401901595
City Centre Campus

About me

Senior Research Fellow Marko Lehti is a Research Director of Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI) and an academic director of MA programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research. Lehti’s research in the field of peace and conflict research particularly focusses on peace mediation and dialogues, crises of liberal peace, transformation of identities and the idea of Nordic peace. His latest book are “Contestations of Liberal Order. The West in Crisis?” (co-edited with Henna-Riikka Pennanen & Jukka Jouhki)(Palgrave 2020) that assesses the narratives about the crisis of western liberal order and “The Era of Private Peacemakers. A New Dialogic Approach to Mediation” (Palgrave 2019) that deals the turbulent change of international peacemaking field and the growing role of international NGOs. He has directed several international projects including most recent one: the OSCE Network project “Cross-regional Corridors of Dialogue: Developing a Complementing Track for Transforming Long-standing Conflicts” funded by German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and focusing on Southern Caucasus and Moldova.

Responsibilities

Senior Research Fellow Marko Lehti is a Research Director of Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI) and an Academic Director of MA programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research. 

Fields of expertise

Lehti’s research in the field of peace and conflict research particularly focusses on peace mediation and dialogues, crises of liberal peace, transformation of identities and the idea of Nordic peace. His latest book are “Contestations of Liberal Order. The West in Crisis?” (co-edited with Henna-Riikka Pennanen & Jukka Jouhki)(Palgrave 2020) that assesses the narratives about the crisis of western liberal order and “The Era of Private Peacemakers. A New Dialogic Approach to Mediation” (Palgrave 2019) that deals the turbulent change of international peacemaking field and the growing role of international NGOs. He has directed several international projects including most recent one: the OSCE Network project “Cross-regional Corridors of Dialogue: Developing a Complementing Track for Transforming Long-standing Conflicts” funded by German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and focusing on Southern Caucasus and Moldova. 

Selected publications

Selected articles:

“Suspending the Antagonism: Situated Agonistic Peace in a Border Bazaar”, (with Vadim Romashov), Third World Quarterly 2022),Third World Quarterly, 43:6, 1288-1306 https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2021.1962274

“Exploring the Potential of Cross-Regional Dialogue Platforms in Protracted Conflict Settings” (with Élise Féron, Vadim Romashov & Sebastian Relitz), Journal of Dialogue Studies, vol 9, 2021: 97-119.

“Burundi Women’s Grassroots Preventive Mediation” with Tarja Väyrynen & Élise Féron, Peace Review: Journal of Social Justice 2021, 32: 367-373. https://doi.org/10.1080/10402659.2020.1867354  

“Private peacemaking and dialogic approach to mediation”, in The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies (PEPCS), eds. Oliver Richmond and Gëzim Visoka. Palgrave 2021 (online, print version 2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11795-5_53-1 

“’Koronakriisi’ ja liberaali järjestys: Uhka, sopeutuminen ja muutos” (Coronavirus Crisis” and the Liberal Order: Threat, Adaption and Change) (with Henna-Riikka Pennanen) Kosmopolis. Rauhan-, konfliktin- ja maailmanpolitiikan tutkimuksen aikakauslehti 2/2020: 29-50.

“Beyond Liberal Empire and Peace: Declining Hegemony of the West?” (with Henna-Rikka Pennanen), in Lehti, Pennanen & Jouhki (eds) Contestations of Liberal Order. The West in Crisis?, London: Palgrave 2020, pp. 17-59.

“Crises of the West: Liberal Identities and Ontological (In)Security” (with Henna-Riikka Pennanen), in Lehti, Pennanen & Jouhki (eds) Contestations of Liberal Order. The West in Crisis?, London: Palgrave 2020, pp. 61-97.

“The Quest for Solidarity and Tamed Nationalism: Envisioning Sustainable Peace in the Balkans”, Peace & Change. A Journal of Peace Research 39(1), 2014: 101-132.

Selected Books:

Marko Lehti, The Era of Private Peacemakers. A New Dialogic Approach to Mediation (Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies, Palgrave, 2019)  

Marko Lehti, Henna-Riikka Pennanen & Jukka Jouhki (eds.) Contestations of Liberal Order. The West in Crisis? (edit with Henna-Riikka Pennanen & Jukka Jouhki), London: Palgrave 2020. Book contains three chapters written by Lehti, “Introduction” (with Pennanen & Jouhki), pp. 1-15; “Beyond Liberal Empire and Peace: Declining Hegemony of the West?” (with Pennanen), pp. 17-59; “Crises of the West: Liberal Identities and Ontological (In)Security” (with Pennanen), pp. 61-97. 

Tarja Väyrynen, Marko Lehti, Élise Féron & Sara Koopman. Inclusive Mediation and Conflict Prevention: The Finnish Model (together with Tarja Väyrynen, Marko Lehti,) Publication series of the Government’s analysis, assessment and research activities 16/2018.  

Marko Lehti. Nordic Approaches to Peace Mediation. Research, Practices and Policies, TAPRI Studies in Peace and Conflict research No. 101. Tampere: Tampere Peace Research Institute 2014  

Marko Lehti & Christopher Browining (eds.) The Struggle for the West. Divided and Contested Legacy of the West, London: Routledge 2010. 236 pp. (Including Browning & Lehti, “Introduction: new tensions in troubled partnership”, pp. 1-14; Browning & Lehti, “The West: Contested, Narrated and Clustered”, 15-32: Lehti, “American West vs. European West: A Struggle for Ownership and Legitimacy”, pp. 90-114.)