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Degree Programme in Politics

Tapio Juntunen

Tapio Juntunen

University instructor & pedagogical coordinator, M.Soc.Sc.
rm. Pinni A4078a
Office hours: Mondays 13-14, other times by appointment.

Twitter: @tapiojuntunen

Research interests

  • History of Finnish foreign- and security politics
  • Disarmament and nuclear weapons politics
  • International history and international practices
  • Security studies (resilience politics)

Ongoing research projects


Peer-reviewed articles and chapters in edited volumes

Other academic publications

  • "Luottamus kansainvälisissä suhteissa", in Bäck, Maria & Kestilä-Kekkonen, Elina (eds.) Poliittinen ja sosiaalinen luottamus. Polut, trendit ja kuilut. Helsinki: Valtiovarainministeriö, 252-271. ["Trust in International Affairs", together with Matti Pesu.]
  • "Uusi toimitus, uusi julkaisutapa", Politiikka, Vol. 61, No. 1 (2019), 1-5. [New editorial team, new publication format. Editorial, together with Mikko Poutanen and Mikko Lahtinen.]
  • "Nordic Model Meets Resilience - Finnish Strategy for Societal Security", in Aaltola Mika et al. (eds.) Societal Security in the Baltic Sea Region (2018). Rïga: Latvian Institute for Foreign Affairs, 26-42. Together with Mika Aaltola.
  • Hybridivaikuttaminen ja demokratian resilienssi: Ulkoisen häirinnän mahdollisuudet ja torjuntakyky liberaaleissa demokratioissaFIIA Report 55. Ulkopoliittinen instituutti, Helsinki, 2018. ["Hybrid influencing and the resilience of democracy: The potential of external interference and its resistance in liberal democracies"; Together with Harri Mikkola, Mika Aaltola, Mikael Wigelli and Antto Vihma.]
  • "Kun rotta hyppäsi häkistä ulos: muutoksesta ja jatkuvuudesta Suomen ulkopolitiikassa", Kosmopolis, Vol. 46, No. 3 (2016): 70-78. ["When the rat jumped out of its box: On continuity and change in Finnish foreign policy".]
  • "Ydinaseriisunnan uudet ja vanhat haasteet", Kosmopolis, Vol. 46, No. 1 (2016): 3-7. [The Old and New Challenges of the Nuclear Disarmament. Editorial, together with Tytti Erästö.]
  • "Alueellisten valtojen ydinasestrategiset valinnat", Kosmopolis, Vol. 46, No. 1 (2016): 83-87. [Nuclear Strategic Choices of the Regional Powers. Book review.]
  • Alm, Oili & Tapio Juntunen (eds.), 2011: Human Security – Perspectives and Practical Examples. Helsinki: KATU
    • "Preface" (with Oili Alm), pp: 9 - 13
    • "Operationalising Human Security: Grand Theory or Practical Policy?", pp: 56 - 69.

Other publications/popularized articles

Conference presentations

  • Reorienting Small State Foreign Policy Analysis: The Role of Habits and Practical Wisdom in the Finnish Regional Nuclear Arms Control Policies During the Second Cold War. 59th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association April 4, 2018. San Francisco, USA.
  • "We just got to keep harping on about it": sub-regional arms control initiatives, anti-nuclear movement and the reception of the INF Treaty in the Nordic countries. The INF Treaty of 1987: A Re-Appraisal, International Conference at the European Academy, Berlin, Germany, November 30 - December 2, 2017.
  • Cold War ended, nuclear weapons remained: Finnish perceptions of the START Treaty and the Soviet Union's nuclear successor question in 1991-92. Reimagining Futures at the End of the Cold War, conference held at the University of Helsinki, Finland, August 30-31, 2017.
  • Mistrust within trust: Finnish-Swedish defence cooperation and the ghosts of the 1990 EC application incident. XVIII Nordic Political Science Congress at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, August 8-11, 2017.
  • The role of habits and practical wisdom in the Finnish regional nuclear arms control policies during the Cold War. XVIII Nordic Political Science Congress at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, August 8-11, 2017.
  • Resilienssistrategiat ja uusi turvattomuuskulttuuri. VII National Security Research Seminar, June 2017, Houses of the Estates, Helsinki, Finland. ("Resilience Strategies and the New Culture of Insecurity.)
  • Muutoksesta ja jatkuvuudesta Suomen ulkopolitiikan tutkimuksessa. Finnish Political Science Association XLIX Annual Conference, March 2017, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. ("On Continuity and Change in the Finnish Foreign Policy Research".)
  • Taming the unpredictable, longing for stability: the role habits and practical wisdom in the Finnish regional nuclear arms control politics during the Second Cold War. Conference on 'Post-Cold War: Change and Continuity in the Making of a New World Order at the turn of the 1990s'. University of Minnesota, October 27 & 28, 2016.
  • Mistrust within trust: Finnish-Swedish security political cooperation and the ghosts of 1990 EC application analogy. Finnish Political Science Association XLVIII Annual Conference, 11 March 2016, University of Helsinki, Finland. Together with Matti Pesu.
  • Sopeutuva resilienssi: ennakoimattomuuden illuusio ja varautumisajattelun politiikka. 5th national conference on International Studies (Finnish International Studies Association) 15.01.2016. Aulanko, Hämeenlinna, Suomi. ("Adaptable resilience: the illusion of unpredictability and the politics of preparedness".)
  • Suomen ulkopolitiikka, INF-sopimus ja tulkinnat suurvaltojen ydinasepolitiikan muutosten luonteesta kylmän sodan päättymisen yhteydessä. 5th national conference on International Studies (Finnish International Studies Association) 16.01.2016. Aulanko, Hämeenlinna, Finland. ("Finnish foreign policy, INF-treaty and interpretations on the changes in the great power nuclear politics at the end of the Cold War".)
  • Acquiescence as the fate of small state foreign policy? The uneasy reappearance of Finlandization during the Ukraine crisis. 5th national conference on International Studies (Finnish International Studies Association) 16.01.2016. Aulanko, Hämeenlinna, Suomi.
  • Historical Analogies and Parachronisms: The Ukraine Crisis and the Renaissance of Finlandization. 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations (EISA), Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy, 23-26.9.2015.
  • Turning strategic predicament into foreign policy action – Finnish perceptions and practical foreign policy reasoning on the effects of cruise missiles at the turn of the Second Cold War. Finnish Political Science Association XLVI Annual Conference, 6-7 March 2014, University of Tampere 06.03.2014. Tampere, Suomi.
  • How Does History Work (in) Our Practices and Perceptions? Hans-Georg Gadamer's Philosophical Hermeneutics and the 'Practice Trun' in IR. 8th Pan-European Conference on International Relations (EISA), University of Warsaw, Poland, 18.-21.9.2013.
  • Turvattomuuksien kautta turvallisuuteen? Kriittisiä näkökulmia resilienssiin. XXXII Hallinnon Tutkimuksen Päivät, 27. - 29.11.2013 Rovaniemen yliopisto, Suomi. (In Finnish.)
  • Ydinaseiden ja kylmän sodan ydinasepolitiikan murroksen vaikutuksen Suomen ulkopolitiikassa vuosina 1985-1991. Kansainvälisten suhteiden tutkimuksen seuran neljäs kansallinen konferenssi, Naantali 11.1.2013. (In Finnish.)


Fall semester 2017

POLPOP03 Tieteellinen kirjoittaminen ja politiikan tutkimuksen aineistot 5 ECTS (seminars), I-II periods (in Finnish)

Spring semester 2018

POLVOA31/41/S27 Trust in Politics (POMLFCS1) 5–10 ECTS (guest lecturer), III period

POLKVS31/33 Euroopan turvallisuusjärjestyksen historiallinen kehittyminen 5 op (instructor), III-IV periods (in Finnish) 

POLKVA32/S31 Trust in International Relations 5 ECTS (guest lecturer), IV period

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