1991 …2021
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I am political scientist whose work concentrates on the connections between organizations, politics, security and societal change. I am currently involved in the research project 'Migration, Shadow Economy and Parallel Legal Orders in Russia' , funded by the KONE Foundation. I teach in the International Master´s Program in Russian Studies.

Education/Academic qualification

Political Science /Administrative and organizational studies, Doctor of Social Sciences

External positions

Adjunct Professor, Finnish National Defence University

2010 → …


  • 517 Political science
  • Public Administration
  • Organizations
  • Comprehensive security
  • Migration
  • Human security
  • 5200 Other social sciences
  • Russian and Eurasian Studies

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 1991 2019

The soviet legacy of ´national security´ in Russian migration policy

Heusala, A-L., 2018, In : Russian Politics. 3, 3, p. 430-450 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Российские реформы - балансирование между национальной безопасностью и глобализацией?

Heusala, A-L., 2018, Социальные основания права и политики: история, теория, практика: IV Мальцевские чтения : материалы Международной научно-практической конференции, РАНХиГС при Президенте РФ. Lapteva, L. E. & Lukjanova, E. G. (eds.). Moscow: РГ-Пресс, p. 30-36 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review


Migrant Workers in Russia: Global Challenges of the Shadow Economy in Societal Transformation

Heusala, A-L. (ed.), Aitamurto, K. (ed.), Abashin, S., Kangaspuro, M., Lassila, J., Urinboyev, R., Zabyelina, Y. & Cook, L., 2017, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge - Taylor & Francis Group. 162 p. (Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

'Rules of the Game' in Cross-Border Cooperation: Legal-Administrative Differences in Finnish-Russian Crime Prevention

Heusala, A-L. & Koistinen, J., Jun 2018, In : International Review of Administrative Sciences. 84, 2, p. 354-370 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Introduction: Russian Societal Transformation and Migrant Workers in the Shadow Economy

Heusala, A-L., 2017, Migrant Workers in Russia: Global Challenges of the Shadow Economy in Societal Transformation. Heusala, A-L. & Aitamurto, K. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge - Taylor & Francis Group, p. 1-15 15 p. 1. (Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Projects 2001 2021

Activities 1991 2019

Research Council of Norway (External organisation)

Anna-Liisa Heusala (Board member)
2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Member of the Faculty Council, Faculty of Arts

Anna-Liisa Heusala (Participant)

Activity: Other activity typesOther

Akademic person responsible for self-assessment (Aleksanteri Institute), University of Helsinki Research Assessment 2018-2019

Anna-Liisa Heusala (Participant)

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

Routledge, Taylor & Francis (Publisher)

Anna-Liisa Heusala (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of series