Pasi Saukkonen is a political scientist working currently at the City of Helsinki Executive Office, Urban Research and Statistics unit. Previously he has been working as Senior Researcher and as the Director of The Finnish Foundation for Cultural Policy Research (Cupore) and in different positions at the University of Helsinki. He holds an Adjunct Professorship at the University of Helsinki (political science) and at the University of Jyväskylä (cultural policy). He has published widely on nationalism and national identity, integration policies and politics in a multicultural society. During his career he has also done research on the Finnish political system, on politics and society in Belgium and in the Netherlands and on Finnish local and national cultural policy. His positions of trust include memberships in the Finnish National Commission for Unesco and in the Advisory Board of Language Issues (Kieliasiain neuvottelukunta).
His main publications in English include:
Pasi Saukkonen: Immigrants and employment in Helsinki. Helsinki Quarterly 1/2017.
Pasi Saukkonen: From fragmentation to integration. Dealing with migration flows in Finland. Sitra Memos. Sitra 2016, Helsinki.
Pasi Saukkonen: Multiculturalism and Nationalism: The Politics of Diversity in Finland. In Kivisto, Peter and Wahlbeck, Östen (eds.): Debating Nordic Multiculturalism in the Nordic Welfare States. Palgrave MacMillan 2013, London.
Pasi Saukkonen: Multiculturalism and Cultural Policy in Northern Europe. Nordisk Kulturpolitisk Tidskrift 2/2013, 178–200.
Pasi Saukkonen and Minna Ruusuvirta: Reveries and Realities – Recent Developments in Finnish Urban Cultural Policy. Nordisk Kulturpolitisk Tidskrift 2/2012.
Pasi Saukkonen: The Finnish Paradox: Language and Politics in Finland. Recode Working Paper Series. Online Working Paper No. 05 (2012).
Pasi Saukkonen: Social Scientists in Intellectual Roles. In Ahonen, Pertti, Hänninen, Sakari ja Palonen, Kari (eds.): Fortunae Rotae Volvitur, Studies on the writings and other work of Ilkka Heiskanen, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Helsinki, on the occasion of his 75th Birthday 23 December 2010. The Finnish Political Science Association 2010, Tampere.
Pasi Saukkonen: Finns. In Leerssen, Joep & Beller, Manfred (eds.) Imagology. The Cultural Construction and Literary Representation of National Characters: a Critical Survey. Rodopi 2007, Amsterdam.
Pasi Saukkonen & Miikka Pyykkönen: Cultural Policy and Cultural Diversity in Finland. International Journal of Cultural Policy 1/2008.
Pasi Saukkonen: From the Promotion of National Identity to the Management of Plurality: Cultural Policy Developments in Belgium (Flanders), Finland and the Netherlands. Nordisk Kulturpolitisk tidskrift 2/2006.
Pasi Saukkonen and Sjaak Koenis: Political Organisation of Cultural Difference. Finnish Journal of Ethnicity and Migration 1/2006.
Pasi Saukkonen: The Political Organization of Difference. Finnish Yearbook of Political Thought 2003. SoPhi 2003, Jyväskylä.
Pasi Saukkonen: Finland – The Fortress Syndrome. In Baumgartl, B. & Favell, A. (eds.): New Xenophobia in Europe. Kluwer Law International, London etc. 1995.