Gender budgeting in Finland – new publication


My article entitled ‘Depoliticisation and Repoliticisation of Feminist Knowledge in a Nordic Knowledge Regime: The Case of Gender Budgeting in Finland’ has been published in NORA – Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, special issue: Feminist perspectives to the economy within transforming Nordic welfare states. DOI:

‘Scientific’ policymaking in a ‘complex’ world?

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Contemporary knowledge-policy relations are characterised by profound tensions between ‘good governance’ and ‘good knowledge’. The former refers to governance as constructed in public management literature. From this perspective, governance is perceived as a practical tool, a means to systematically support policymaking in a complex world under conditions of uncertainty. The latter, good knowledge, is context-specific and connected (although not consistently) with good governance. Read more in Discover Society. Full article available in Policy & Politics.

Book launch 6.4.2020


Our book entitled Tasa-arvopolitiikan suunnanmuutoksia: talouskriisistä tasa-arvon kriiseihin [U-turns of gender equality policy: from economic crisis to crises of gender equality], edited by Johanna Kantola, Paula Koskinen Sandberg and Hanna Ylöstalo, will be published in March 2020. The book launch will take place on 6.4.2020 in Tiedekulma, Helsinki – welcome! More information about the book in the publisher’s website: Gaudeamus.

Shifts in the role of knowledge in contemporary policy-making


What kind of shifts have there been in the role of (scientific) knowledge in contemporary policy-making? I wrote a short piece to Ilmiö – Sosiologinen media about policy impact assessments, strategic governance and experimental policy in order to reflect the changing relations between knowledge, politics and policy-making. The article is in Finnish and can be found here. It can also be listened to as a podcast.