Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security Research Programme
Doctor of Social Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, 2013
United States political system, decision-making culture, and particularly US Congress, domestic components of US foreign policy, the debates on national emergency and war powers in the United States.
Selected list of publications
2015 The cultivation of collective judgment in the decision-making on war: the US Congress and contingently manifested war powers. Redescriptions: Political Thought, Conceptual History and Feminist Theory, Vol. 18, Number 1, pp. 74-104.
2015 Parliamentary Oversight in Foreign Policy: The Momentum of US Congress in the 1970s. In Kari Palonen & Jose Maria Rosales (eds.), Parliamentarism and Democratic Theory Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Opladen, Berlin, Toronto: Barbara Budrich Publishers, pp. 141-164.
2015 Examining the powers of US Congress in exceptional situations from the debate perspective. InWiesner, Claudia & Roshchin, Evgeny & Boilard, Marie-Christine (eds.) In Debate with Kari Palonen - Concpets, Politics, Histories. Nomos, 179-184.
2014 Parliamentary Culture in a Presidential Regime: The United States Congress' attempts to restore the Constitution. In Palonen Kari, Rosales Jose Maria, Turkka Tapani (eds.), Politics of Dissensus: Parliament in Debate. Santander: Cantabria University Press & McGraw Hill, pp. 229-248.
2013 Parliamentary Oversight of the Exceptional Situations in a Presidential System. Debating the Reassertion of the Constitutional Powers of the US Congress. Jyväskylän Yliopisto: Jyväskylä Studies in Education, Psychology and Social Research 468. (Dissertation)
2012 Emergency Rhetoric in the US Congress After World War II: Debating the National Emergencies Act of 1976. Res Publica, Special issue: Rhetoric, Ethics and Democracy, Vol. 15, No. 27, pp. 145-156.
2011 "The "9/11” as a limit for the rhetoric? Contemporary ‘state of exception' discussions in the context of the United States.” In Kari Palonen & Anthoula Malkopoulou (eds.), Rhetoric, Politics and Conceptual Change. The Finnish Institute in Athens, Helsinki 2011, pp. 61-71.
Finnish, English (working languages), Swedish, Germany (receptive skills)