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European state nobility and fatal problems: Imaginaries of the Finnish political and administrative elite in the European Union

Tampere University
Area of focusSociety

The project studies how the field of action of the Finnish political and administrative elite responsible for the Finnish line in the EU or working for the EU is structured, how they themselves conceptualize the reality in which they act, whether they find the fatal problems important and possible to solve, and how they perceive the role of the EU in this.


Fatal problems in the form of the runaway global economy, environmental crisis, inequality and lack of security loom over our heads in the globalizing world. For smaller states, a route to a sustainable solution of such problems may be cooperation within political units such as the EU.

Funding source

Academy of Finland