Publications of the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy


Selection of recent articles

  • Aila-Leena MatthiesKati Närhi, "Ecological theories in Social Work." In Neil Thompson & Paul Stepney (eds.) Social Work Theory and Methods; The Essentials to be. New York: Routledge, 2018, 202-214.

  • Claudia Wiesner, "The French EU Referendum discourse in 2005: How is mediated discourse linked to voting intentions, voting behavior, and support?" In J. Grimm, L. Huddy, P. Schmidt, & J. Seethaler (Eds.), Dynamics of National Identity : Media and Societal Factors of What We Are (pp. 334-349). Routledge.

  • Tuija Virkki, "Habitual Trust in Encountering Violence at Work : Attitudes towards Client Violence among Finnish Social Workers and Nurses." In I. F. Shaw, M. Hardy, & J. Marsh (Eds.), Social Work Research : The Context of Social Work Research (pp. 65-85). Sage Library of Health and Social Welfare Series, 4. Sage Publications.

  • Markku Lonkila, "Social Network Sites and Political Governance in Russia." In Vladimir Gelman (ed.) Authoritarian Modernization in Russia: Ideas, Institutions, and Policies. Abingdon,Routledge, 2017. Studies in Contemporary Russia.

  • Hans Arentshorst, "Towards a reconstructive approach in political philosophy : Rosanvallon and Honneth on the pathologies of todays democracy." Thesis Eleven Sage Publications Ltd. 134 (1), 2016, 42-55. doi:10.1177/0725513616646019

  • T. Aven, Marja Ylönen, "Safety regulations : implications of the new risk perspectives." Reliability Engineering and System Safety Elsevier Ltd; Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis Division 149, 2016, 164-171

  • Mirja Hartimo, Mitsuhiro Okada, "Syntactic reduction in Husserl’s early phenomenology of arithmetic." Synthese Springer Netherlands 193: (3), 2016, 937-969. doi:10.1007/s11229-015-0779-0

  • Onni Hirvonen, "Democratic institutions and recognition of individual identities." Thesis Eleven Sage Publications Ltd. 134: (1), 2016, 28-41. doi:10.1177/0725513616646023

  • Outi Jolanki, "Whose business it is anyway? : Distributing responsibilities between family members and formal carers." In Jan-Ola Östman, Anna Solin (Eds.) Discourses and Responsibility in Professional Settings. London: Equinox Publishing, 2016. Studies in Communication in Organisations and Professions. ISBN 978-1-84553-914-6. doi:10.1558/equinox.26841

  • Mari Kivitalo, Kaisu Kumpulainen, Katriina Soini, "Exploring culture and sustainability in rural Finland" In Joost Dessein, Elena Battaglini, Lummina Horlings (Eds.) Cultural Sustainability and Regional Development : Theories and Practices of Territorialisation. Abingdon: Routledge, 2016. Routledge Studies in Culture and Sustainable Development; - ISBN 978-1-138-83008-0

  • Maija Mänttäri-van der Kuip, "Moral distress among social workers : the role of insufficient resources." International Journal of Social Welfare. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 25: (1), 2016, 86-97. doi:10.1111/ijsw.12163

  • Kati Närhi, Aila-Leena Matthies, "Conceptual and Historical Analysis of Ecological Social Work." In Jennifer McKinnon, Margaret Alston (Eds.) Ecological Social Work : Towards Sustainability. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. ISBN 978-1-13740135-9

  • Eero Palmujoki, Pekka Virtanen, "Global, National, or Market? : Emerging REDD+ Governance Practices in Mozambique and Tanzania." Global Environmental Politics. MIT Press 16 (1), 2016, 59-78.

  • Kari Palonen, Claudia Wiesner, "Second chamber, ‘congress of ambassadors’ or federal presidency : Parliamentary and non-parliamentary aspects in the European Council's rules of procedure." Parliaments, Estates and Representation. Abingdon: Routledge 36 (1), 2016, 71-89.  doi:10.1080/02606755.2015.1038130

  • Ari Paloviita, Teea Kortetmäki, Antti Puupponen, Tiina Silvasti, "Vulnerability matrix of the food system : operationalizing vulnerability and addressing food security." Journal of Cleaner Production. Elsevier BV 135 (0), 2016, 1242-1255. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.07.018

  • Joona Taipale, "From Types to Tokens: Empathy and Typification." In Thomas Szanto, Dermot Moran (Edt.) The Phenomenology of Sociality : Discovering the 'We'. New York: Routledge, 2016. Routledge Research in Phenomenology. ISBN 978-1-138-91879-5

  • Sakari Taipale, "Do the mobile-rich get richer? Internet use, travelling and social differentiations in Finland." New Media & Society. Sage Publications Ltd. 18 (1), 2016, 44-61. doi:10.1177/1461444814536574

  • Sakari Taipale, "Synchronicity matters: defining the characteristics of digital generations." Information, Communication & Society. Routledge 19 (1), 2016, 80-94. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2015.1093528 Open access

  • Teija Tiilikainen, Claudia Wiesner, "Towards a Political Theory of EU Parliamentarism." In Pasi Ihalainen, Cornelia Ilie, Kari Palonen (Edt.) Parliament and Parliamentarism : A Comparative History of a European Concept. Berghahn books, 2016.  European Conceptual History; 1 - ISBN 978-1-78238-954-5

  • Juhana Toivanen, "Beasts, Human Beings, or Gods? : Human Subjectivity in Medieval Political Philosophy." In Jari Kaukua, Tomas Ekenberg (Edt.) Subjectivity and Selfhood in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy. Springer, 2016. - 295 s. - Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind; 16 - ISBN 978-3-319-26912-2. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-26914-6_12

  • Juhana Toivanen, "Peter Olivi on Political Power, Will, and Human Agency." Vivarium Brill 54 (1), 2016, 22-45. doi:10.1163/15685349-12341311

  • Terhi-Anna Wilska, Tomi Lintonen, "The gender gap in teenagers’ incomes : a 30-year trend in Finland 1983–2013." Journal of Youth Studies. Routledge 19 (4), 2016, 421-437. doi:10.1080/13676261.2015.1083956

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.


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.

Recent books

Ecosocial Transition of Societies.jpgAila-Leena Matthies & Kati Närhi (eds.). Ecosocial transition in society: Contribution of social work and social policy. Routledge Advances in Social Work. Routledge, 2017. 

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

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

Greekorigins.jpgMika Ojakangas, On the Greek Origins of Biopolitics : A Reinterpretation of the History of Biopower. Routledge, 2016.  


Kari Palonen, From Oratory to Debate : Parliamentarisation of Deliberative Rhetoric in Westminster. Politics-Debates- Concepts. Nomos, 2016.


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

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


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

Parliamentarism.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. 

The_concert_of_civilizations.jpgJeremy Kleidosty, The Concert of Civilizations: The Common Roots of Western and Islamic Constitutionalism. Ashgate, 2015.


 More recently published books

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.