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Description of research and teaching

I am currently working on a doctoral dissertation on the ideas of applying democracy to the economy and working life in Finland and Sweden since the 1960's. My work is part of the project 'Nationalism and Democracy in the Welfare State' funded by the Academy of Finland.

My main research interests include:

  • intellectual and conceptual history
  • history of political ideologies
  • history and theory of democracy
  • history of economics and economic policy
  • history of working life and labour market relations
  • theory and methodology of historiography
  • history of the Nordic countries

I have taught undergraduate courses and given lectures on democracy and labour market relations in the Nordic countries.

Fields of Science

  • 5201 Political History

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

Publications 2012 2019

Mihin katosi vaatimus taloudellisesta demokratiasta?

Kärrylä, I., Aug 2019, Työväestö ja demokratia. Kärrylä, I., Pesonen, P. & Rajavuori, A. (eds.). Helsinki: Työväen historian ja perinteen tutkimuksen seura, p. 299-338 40 p. (Väki voimakas; vol. 2019, no. 32).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Taloutta pitää kehittää demokraattisemmaksi

Kärrylä, I., 8 Nov 2019, In : Helsingin Sanomat.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Open Access

Työväestö demokratian laajentajana ja haastajana

Rajavuori, A., Kärrylä, I. & Pesonen, P., 19 Aug 2019, Työväestö ja demokratia. Kärrylä, I., Pesonen, P. & Rajavuori, A. (eds.). Helsinki: Työväen historian ja perinteen tutkimuksen seura, p. 7-18 12 p. (Väki voimakas; vol. 2019, no. 32).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword / postscriptScientific

Työväestö ja demokratia

Kärrylä, I. (ed.), Pesonen, P. (ed.) & Rajavuori, A. (ed.), 19 Aug 2019, Helsinki: Työväen historian ja perinteen tutkimuksen seura. 343 p. (Väki voimakas; vol. 2019, no. 32)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueProfessional

Projects 2013 2017

Activities 2014 2019

  • 19 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 7 Public Talks
  • 1 Membership or other role in national/international committee, council, board
  • 1 Types for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination

Historiantutkimuksen päivät 2019

Ilkka Kärrylä (Speaker: Presenter)
24 Oct 201926 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Nordic Democracy: Challenges, Threats and Possibilities

Ilkka Kärrylä (Speaker: Presenter)
21 Oct 201922 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

North and South. A New Approach to the History of Post-War European Social Democracy. The perspective of the actors.

Ilkka Kärrylä (Speaker: Presenter)
25 Apr 201926 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Third Nordic Challenges Conference - ReNEW 2019

Ilkka Kärrylä (Speaker: Presenter)
6 Mar 20198 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Svenska historikermötet 2019

Ilkka Kärrylä (Speaker: Presenter)
8 May 201910 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars