Pauliina Lehtonen’s work concentrates on public engagement, urban governance, media and democracy. She is especially interested in practices of knowledge production and communication in public engagement, and the uses of communication technology in civic action. Methodologically, her expertise is in case study and action research as means to further the dialogic co-production of research.
Currently she works as postdoctoral fellow studying local implementation of participatory budgeting in Finland, Poland and the UK (2017–2021, funded by Academy of Finland). This study asks what particularities of participatory budgeting enable its successful translation to a local public engagement tool.
Osallistuva budjetointi, kansalaisosallistuminen, kaupunkisuunnittelu, paikallishallinto, media, journalistinen työ