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Touko Piiparinen

  • Finland

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Curriculum vitae

PhD at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (2005); title of docent in World Politics at the University of Helsinki (2012-) and docent in International Politics at the University of Tampere (2013-)


Research interests 

  • Bureaucratization theories
  • Critical realist methodology in IR research
  • Sovereignty theories
  • The UN system and international organizations
  • Post-conflict state-building and sovereignty-building
  • Conflict management and humanitarian intervention
  • Conflict resolution and mediation
  • Responsibility to Protect
  • Global governance
  • European security policy



  • POLKVA43 UN, Peace and Security, University of Tampere, 2011-2016

  • M115 World Politics and the UN System, University of Helsinki, 2014

  • POLKVS33 Mediation and Global Security, University of Tampere, 2013

  • M115 The United Nations and Global Governance, University of Helsinki, 2012-2013

  • M435/425 The United Νations and Crisis Management, University of Helsinki, 2010

Fields of Science

  • 517 Political science

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

Publications 2006 2016

Intervening to Strengthen Sovereignty: The Lessons of the UN Intervention Brigade for Global Peacekeeping

Piiparinen, T. T. K., 2016, In : International Relations. 30, 2, p. 154–175 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review


Piiparinen, T. T. K., 2016, The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations. Cogan, J. K., Hurd, I. & Johnstone, I. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 839-857 29 p. 39

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

The Interventionist Turn of UN Peacekeeping: New Western Politics of Protection or Bureaucratic Mission Creep?

Piiparinen, T., 2 Jan 2016, In : Journal of Human Rights Practice. 15, 1, p. 98-125 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review