Palonen, Kari

Professor, Academy Professor (2008-2012) | Political Science

Tel: 040 805 4178
Room: Y 33 330 (Ylistönmäentie 33)




I am teaching political science at the University of Jyväskylä since 1978, was appointed Associate Professor in 1983 and Professor 1993. I have been Academy of Finland Professor for two periods (August 1998-July 2003; 2008-2012). 20 PhD theses have been completed so far under my supervision. I am editor-in-chief of Redescriptions and co-founder of the History of Political and Social Concepts Group.

My intellectual profile is internationally well recognised in four interrelated fields of research: the history of the concept of politics, the principles and methods of conceptual history (Quentin Skinner and Reinhart Koselleck), the political thought and methodology of Max Weber, and, political theory, rhetoric and conceptual history of parliamentarism. The fields refer to different historical layers of my research interests. Currently my focus lies in studies on parliamentary procedure and the parliamentary mode of thinking.



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