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Heikki Patomäki

Heikki Patomäki is a social scientist, activist, and Professor of World Politics at the University of Helsinki. Previously, he worked as a full professor at the University of Nottingham Trent (1998–2003) and RMIT University (2007–2010 in Melbourne). He has published over 20 books, 200 research papers, and hundreds of popular articles and blogs on such topics as the philosophy and methodology of social sciences, peace and futures studies, and global political economy, justice, and democracy. His most recent book is The Three Fields of Global Political Economy (Routledge 2022). Currently, Patomäki is a member of the Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters; a founding member of the new Helsinki Centre for Global Political Economy; Vice Chair of the EuroMemo network in 2021–2022; and a participant in the activities of the DiEM25 movement-party. He holds a PhD from the University of Turku.

Selected Tellus Publications

A World Political Party: The Time Has Come

Think Cosmically, Act Locally (contribution to the GTI Forum “Think Globally, Act Locally?”)

Conjuring the Spirits of the Present (contribution to the GTI Forum “Planetize the Movement!”)

The Shaping of Our Historical Moment (contribution to the GTI Forum “Interrogating the Anthropocene: Truth and Fallacy”)

The Long View (contribution to the GTI Forum “Can Human Solidarity Globalize?”)

Economic Impacts of Population Reduction (contribution to the GTI Forum “The Population Debate Revisited”)