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Our Planetary Belonging: The Engima of 'Small Local Differences' within Humanity

29 June 2021, 3-4 pm CET

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Dr Heikki Patomäki

Heikki Patomäki is a professor of world politics in Helsinki. He was originally trained as an economist and has published extensively in various scholarly fields rranging from Big History and philosophy of social sciences to European, global and future studies. The logic of critical realist social-scientific explanation, and a related theory of human emancipation, is the main thread connecting these areas. His most recent book is 'Disintegrative Tendencies in Global Political Economy' (Routledge 2018). Currently he is working on two books, 'Three Fields of Global Political Eoconomy' (forthcoming in late 2021) and, with Jamie Morgan, 'Timeless Economics' (forthcoming in 2022).

Previously Heikki has worked as a full professor at the University of Nottingham Trent (1998-2003) and RMIT University (2007-2020) in Melbourne. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto in 2012 and is a member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, as well as a lifelong member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge.