Johannes Kananen

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Description of research and teaching

Research fields:

  • Comparative Social Policy
  • Historical Transformations of Nordic Welfare States
  • Conceptual History of Public Health
  • Social services and Social Security
  • Openness of Political Reform


Current research projects:

Conceptualising Public Health: Historical and Contemporary Struggles over Key Concepts



Kananen, Johannes: The Nordic Welfare State in Three Eras: From Emancipation to Discipline (Routledge)

The book provides the first comprehensive account of the evolution of the Nordic welfare model.



Fields of Science

  • 5142 Social policy
  • comparative social policy
  • Welfare State
  • Nordic Model
  • unemployment
  • Labour market
  • employment policy
  • Nordic countries
  • income support
  • social justice
  • politics
  • Social policy
  • Power
  • 5141 Sociology
  • Health
  • Public health
  • Power
  • sociology of health
  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Conceptual History
  • power