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  • PL 24 (Unioninkatu 40)



  • PL 24 (Unioninkatu 40), A506




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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

The main areas of my research are political philosophy, especially the philosophy of democracy and critical social theory (comprising both Frankfurt-school style post-structuralist and others).

I teach and supervise philosophy of democracy, critical social theory, cosmopolitan political philosophy, general and continental political philosophy, various continental fields of philosophy such as phenomenology, existentialism, hermeneutics, deconstruction and Foucault.

Fields of Science

  • 611 Philosophy
  • Political Philosophy
  • Critical Social Theory
  • Phenomenology
  • Deconstruction
  • Hermeneutics
  • Political Theory

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


Green growth or degrowth? Assessing the normative justifications for environmental sustainability and economic growth through critical social theory

Sandberg, M., Klockars, K. E. & Wilén, K., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 206, p. 133-141 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Chiasmatic Encounters: Art, Ethics, Politics

Korhonen, K. J., Haapala, A. K., Heinämaa, S. M. J., Klockars, K. E. & Räsänen, P. P., Jan 2018, Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books. 264 p. (Textures)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Mónica López Lerma and Julen Etxabe (eds): Rancière and Law, Routledge, London 2018

Klockars, K. E., 27 Jun 2018, In : No Foundations : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice. 15, p. 147-156 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Öppna frågor. 1, Introduktion till filosofiskt tänkande

Klockars, K. E., Lehtinen, M. M. & Lindholm, A-S., 2018, Helsingfors: Schildts. 174 p. (Öppna frågor Ny)

Research output: Book/ReportBookProfessional

Öppna frågor. 2, Etik

Klockars, K., Silfvast, J. & Österman, B., 2017, Helsingfors: Schildts. 152 p. (Öppna frågor Ny)

Research output: Book/ReportBookProfessional


Spurring prize/Kannustuspalkinto

Klockars, Kristian (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prizes and awards


Asiantuntijataidot -kurssin Alumnikeskustelut -konferenssi, Faculty of Social Sciences

Kristian Klockars (Participant)

17 Oct 2018

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination

Kompetensutveckling för ämneslärare i humaniora realämnen

Kristian Klockars (Participant)

23 Oct 2018

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination

Member of doctoral thesis committee: Johanna Ahola-Launonen

Kristian Klockars (Member of thesis committee / follow-up group)

1 Oct 2018

Activity: Examination typesMember of doctoral thesis committee / follow-up group

Faculty of Social Sciences (Organisational unit)

Kristian Klockars (Board member)

2018 → …

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