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A comparative paper on the governance of COVID in the Nordic countries

Christensen, T., Jensen, M.D., Kluth, M., Kristinsson, G.H., Lynggaard, K., Lægreid, P., Niemikari, R., Pierre, J., Raunio, T. and Adolf Skúlason, G. (2022). The Nordic governments’ responses to the Covid-19 pandemic: A comparative study of variation in governance arrangements and regulatory instruments. Regulation & Governancehttps://doi.org/10.1111/rego.12497

A reflective paper on COVID governance in Finland

Raunio, Tapio (2022): What COVID governance tells us about the Finnish political system? Finnish-German Yearbook of Political Economy, vol. 4, 9-26.

Co-authored book chapter with Karl Magnus Johansson on Europarties, their EP groups, and the Conference on the Future of Europe

Johansson, Karl Magnus & Raunio, Tapio (2022): Shaping the EU’s Future? Europarties, European Parliament’s Political Groups and the Conference on the Future of Europe. In Petra Ahrens, Anna Elomäki & Johanna Kantola (eds) European Parliament’s Political Groups in Turbulent Times. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, 173-197. The whole book is available as open access: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-94012-6.

Co-authored article with Risto Niemikari on governance of COVID in Finland

Niemikari, Risto & Raunio, Tapio (2022): Centralized leadership, ministerial dominance, and improvised instruments: The governance of COVID in Finland. Nordisk Administrativt Tidskrift 99:2 (2022), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.7577/nat.4888.

SIEPS report on the partisan dimension of the Conference on the Future of Europe (& Karl Magnus Johansson)

Johansson, Karl Magnus & Raunio, Tapio (2022): The partisan dimension of the Conference on the Future of Europe: Agenda-setting, objectives and influence. Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS) Report No. 2, 2022. The report is available at The partisan dimension of the Conference on the Future of Europe: Agenda-setting, objectives and influence (sieps.se).

Co-authored chapter with Corentin Poyet on parliamentary speeches in Finland

Poyet, Corentin & Raunio, Tapio (2021): Finland: Legislative Speechmaking in a Changing Parliament. In Hanna Bäck, Marc Debus & Jorge M. Fernanded (eds) The Politics of Legislative Debates. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 329-350. More information about the volume: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-politics-of-legislative-debates-9780198849063?cc=fi&lang=en&

Chapter on Europarties and the EP party groups

Raunio, Tapio (2022): European parties: A powerful caucus in the European Parliament and beyond. In Dermot Hodson, Uwe Puetter, Sabine Saurugger & John Peterson (eds) The Institutions of the European Union. 5th edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 348-368. More information about the volume: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-institutions-of-the-european-union-9780198862222?lang=en&cc=gb

Chapter about coalition governance in Finland

Raunio, Tapio (2021): Finland: Forming and Managing Ideologically Heterogeneous Oversized Coalitions. In Torbjörn Bergman, Hanna Bäck & Johan Hellström (eds) Coalition Governance in Western Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 165-205. More information about the volume: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/coalition-governance-in-western-europe-9780198868484?cc=fi&lang=en&

Edited volume (in Finnish) on the challenges facing the EU

Juho Saari and I co-edited a volume that analyzes the current challenges facing the EU and the balance between diversity and unity in the Union. The book, Moninaisuudessaan yhtenäinen? Euroopan unionin suunta, can be ordered from https://julkaisut.um.fi/collections/eurooppatiedotus/products/moninaisuudessaan-yhtenainen-euroopan-unionin-suunta.

Book chapter on Finnish foreign policy

Raunio, Tapio (2021): Finnish Foreign Policy: Pragmatic Adjustment to a Changing World Order. In Jeroen K. Joly & Tim Haesebrouck (eds) Foreign Policy Change in Europe Since 1991. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 99-125.

More information about the book: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030682170

Book chapter on parliamentary committees in the Finnish Eduskunta

Raunio, Tapio (2022): Committees in the Finnish Eduskunta: cross-party cooperation and legislative scrutiny behind closed doors. In Sven T. Siefken & Hilmar Rommetvedt (eds) Parliamentary Committees in the Policy Process. London: Routledge, 79-97.

More information about the book: https://www.routledge.com/Parliamentary-Committees-in-the-Policy-Process/Siefken-Rommetvedt/p/book/9780367617882

Article with Wolfgang Wagner, Luis Pelaez and Maartje van de Koppel on transatlantic relations in the European Parliament (part of a special issue ‘Contestation and Politicization of European Foreign and Security Cooperation: New realities or same old routine?’, edited by Katja Biedenkopf, Oriol Costa & Magdalena Góra)

Wagner, Wolfgang, Pelaez, Luis, Raunio, Tapio & van de Koppel, Maartje (2021): The party politics of the EU’s relations with the USA: evidence from the European Parliament. European Security 30:3, 418-438 DOI: 10.1080/09662839.2021.1947803.

Publication in Finnish on the impact of EU on the Finnish political system

Raunio, Tapio (2021): Kansallista vai eurooppalaista politiikkaa? EU ja Suomen poliittisen järjestelmän muutos. In Kimmo Elo (ed.) Suomi 25 vuotta Euroopan unionissa. Turku: Sigillum, 77-102. The book is available at https://www.sigillum.fi/tuote/suomi-25-vuotta-euroopan-unionissa/ .

Article with Corentin Poyet on the impact of populists on legislative-executive relations in Finland (part of a forthcoming special issue, ‘Representative Democracy in Danger? The Impact of Populist Parties in Government on the Powers and Practices of National Parliaments’, edited by Aleksandra Maatsch and Eric Miklin)

Poyet, Corentin & Raunio, Tapio. Confrontational but Respecting the Rules: The Minor Impact of the Finns Party on Legislative–Executive Relations. Parliamentary Affairs (https://doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsab010).

Book chapter on democracy and the EU

Raunio, Tapio (2021): Democracy and the EU. In Rory Costello & Neil Robinson (eds) Comparative European Politics: Distinctive Democracies, Common Challenges. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 101-117.

More information about the book: https://global.oup.com/ukhe/product/comparative-european-politics-9780198811404?cc=fi&lang=en&

Article with Wolfgang Wagner on development policy in the European Parliament (part of a forthcoming special issue on the politicization of European development policies co-edited by Julian Bergmann, Christine Hackenesch and Jan Orbie)

Raunio, Tapio & Wagner, Wolfgang. Contestation over Development Policy in the European Parliament. Journal of Common Market Studies (https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.13138)

SPECIAL ISSUE ON PARTIES AND FOREIGN POLICY

Raunio, Tapio & Wagner, Wolfgang eds. (2020). Political Parties and Foreign Policy. Foreign Policy Analysis 16:4. https://academic.oup.com/fpa/issue/16/4?browseBy=volume.

The issue contains two articles co-authored with Wolfgang Wagner, an introductory article of the Special Issue and a second one analysing external relations votes in the European Parliament:

The Party Politics of Foreign and Security Policy (https://academic.oup.com/fpa/article/16/4/515/5911933)

Party Politics or (Supra-)National Interest? External Relations Votes in the European Parliament (https://academic.oup.com/fpa/article/16/4/547/5823728)

Article with Corentin Poyet on the electoral connection of legislative speeches

Poyet, Corentin & Raunio, Tapio. Reconsidering the Electoral Connection of Speeches: The Impact of Electoral Vulnerability on Legislative Speechmaking in a Preferential Voting System. Legislative Studies Quarterly (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/lsq.12314)

Article with Karl Magnus Johansson on centralization of government communication

Johansson, Karl Magnus & Raunio, Tapio. Centralizing Government Communication? Evidence from Finland and Sweden. Politics & Policy (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/polp.12370)

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