Social Solidarity and Community Resiliency: The Influence of the Welfare State.
Pekka Rasanen is a professor of economic sociology in the Department of Social Research at the University of Turku, Finland. He has studied consumer behavior, mass violence and media, and attitudes towards various welfare issues for more than ten years. He recently completed a project analyzing the social responses to mass violence in two Finnish towns that experienced school shootings. His current research focuses on how new information technology influences modern life, including how online hate groups operate and influence youth.
This is the seventh talk in the 2013-2014 speaker series on Human Rights, Reconciliation, and Community Resiliency.
Sponsored by: The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, CLAHS Dean's Advisory Committee on International Initiatives, CLAHS Diversity Committee, Department of Sociology, and the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention.