Behind biases and bubbles: structural changes in global flux
Leader: Mika Maliranta, ETLA
We examine how political values and voting behaviour have changed in different parts of Finland over the last 25 years of economic restructuring and urbanisation.
Mapping biases and bubbles in citizen participation
Leader: Hanna Wass, Helsingin yliopisto
We map which citizen groups encounter participatory biases that prevent their voices from being heard. We also aim to discover whether citizens live their lives in bubbles where their views are hidden from broader society.
Feeling biases and bubbles: deep stories
Leader: Anu Kantola, Helsingin yliopisto
We examine how different groups experience both politics and each other, and how emotions affect citizens’ political participation through different channels.
Power in the bubble: political elites in flux
Leader: Markku Jokisipilä, Turun yliopisto
We compare elites’ capacities, interests, and views of other societal groups among the Nordic countries.
Biases in outcomes? Responsiveness of Nordic welfare policies
Leader: Heikki Hiilamo, Helsingin yliopisto
We examine whose voice is heard in political decision-making – whose goals make their way into policy.
Beyond biases and bubbles: future policies for a resilient Nordic model
Leader: Pasi Moisio, THL
We examine how the Nordic welfare model could be reformed to guarantee equal opportunities for citizens’ well-being and participation in the future.
Leader: Tanja Aitamurto, Stanford University & Aleksi Neuvonen, Demos Helsinki
We develop and test different solutions for reducing participatory biases and bursting bubbles, and planting the best of these into Finnish society.