Veikko Eranti


Assistant Professor of Urban Sociology

I am co-director of the Centre for Sociology of Democracy, one of the editors-in-chief of European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology, and a member of the academic steering group of the Urban Studies and Planning Master’s degree program. I am also affiliated with the Urbaria institute for Urban and Regional Research. In my spare time, I moonlight as a senior expert at think tank Demos Helsinki.

My current main research project is called Total Democracy and the Parademocratic system. Quite catchy, isn’t it? We look at Finnish housing companies, large customer co-operatives and the church as parts of our democratic system. The project is very much on-going and is funded by the Kone Foundation.

Research interests: urban sociology, political sociology, “new French pragmatism”, sociological theory, social media, participation, democracy, power. Contact me at

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