Why there has been so little political violence in post-war Finland?

Finland is one of those countries that have experienced the least political violence in the post-war era. This project sets to analyse what has made this state of affairs possible. It focuses in particular on periods of transnational waves of premeditated clandestine political violence and asks why these waves have not produced significant manifestations in Finland.  The project also analyses whether the conditions and mechanisms that have contributed to tranquility during previous decades are still effective, and whether we can identify developments in today’s Finland that have been associated with radicalization into political violence elsewhere.

The project is funded by the Emil Aaltonen Foundation.