1 Jan 2016–31 Dec 2020
A key theme in Pertti Alasuutari’s research is the links between the practices and the power relations of modern society. By studying the formation and functioning of several international organisations and the activities of national policy-makers both within them and within national politics, Alasuutari aims to address the question about the purpose of such networking from the viewpoint of national actors. Such research is an issue of much current interest. The work is potentially internationally significant as it tries to strengthen social sciences research into culture and administration, making it more multidisciplinary and methodologically diverse.
Alasuutari has led a number of research projects funded by the Academy of Finland. He was also Academy Professor in 2009–2013. He is an internationally renowned and networked scholar in his field. In 2014, he was named Professor of the Year by the Finnish Union of University Professors.