Publications of the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy

Recent Books

interpersonal violence.jpgMarita Husso, Tuija Virkki, Marianne Notko, Helena Hirvonen, Jari Eilola (eds.), Interpersonal Violence Differences and Connections. Routledge, 2017.

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Ø. Rabbås, E. K. Emilsson, H. Fossheim, Miira Tuominen (eds.), The Quest for the Good Life: Ancient Philosophers on Happiness. Oxford University Press 2015.

IhalainenParliament.jpgPasi Ihalainen, Cornelia Ilie, Kari Palonen (eds.), Parliament and Parliamentarism : A Comparative History of a European Concept. Berghahn books, 2016.

Climate Change Adaptation.jpgAri Paloviita & Marja Järvelä (eds.), Climate Change Adaptation and Food Supply Chain Management. Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research. Routledge 2015.

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Donatella della Porta, Sakari Hänninen, Martti Siisiäinen & Tiina Silvasti (eds.), The New Social Dimension. Making and Unmaking Precariousness. Palgrave 2015.

Parliamentarism and Democratic Theory.jpgKari Palonen & José María Rosales (eds.), Parliamentarism and Democratic Theory: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Budrich Verlag 2015.

Globalization Culture.jpgChristiaan De Beukelaer, Miikka Pyykkönen, J. P. Singh (eds.), Globalization, Culture, and Development: The UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity. Palgrave 2015.


Psychology and Philosophy

Edited book series

Lagerlund, Henrik & Yrjönsuuri Mikko (eds.): Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind. Publisher: Springer

The aim of the series Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind is to foster historical research into the nature of thinking and the workings of the mind. The volumes address topics of intellectual history that would nowadays fall into different disciplines like philosophy of mind, philosophical psychology, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, etc. The monographs and collections of articles in the series are historically reliable as well as congenial to the contemporary reader. They provide original insights into central contemporary problems by looking at them in historical contexts, addressing issues like consciousness, representation and intentionality, mind and body, the self and the emotions. In this way, the books open up new perspectives for research on these topics.

Moisio, Olli-Pekka (ed.): Perspectives of Critical Theory and Education. Publisher: SensePublishers

Series will commission books on the Frankfurt School critical theory in relation to the question of education and social settings of human learning and development. It seeks authors who can demonstrate their understanding of the history and systematical issues in the tradition of the Frankfurt School in the setting of pedagogy, education and learning.


Edited journals


Yearbook of Political Thought, Conceptual History and Feminist Theory.
Editor in Chief
: Professor Kari Palonen, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä



A Finnish Civil Society magazine
Online scientific magazine on a variety of themes of civil society and civil activism.
Editor in Chief: Tiina Kontinen, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä.


TE_kansi.pngTyöelämän tutkimus

The bilingual (Finnish/Swedish), peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal Työelämän tutkimus – Arbetslivsforskning (the Journal of Working Life Research) is issued three  times a year. The Journal gathers together the multidisciplinary fields of work and working life research. Editor: University lecturer Mia Tammelin, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä.


SoPhi Books. Publisher: Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä

Editor in Chief: Olli-Pekka Moisio, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä
Will be available as online only.