After finishing my master´s degree at Åbo Akademi University in 2014 I continued straight away with working om my doctoral thesis at the same university. Fast forward to the autumn of 2019 and I finally finished my thesis, titled "Public Attitudes Towards the European Union: A study explaining the variations in public support towards the European Union within and between countries over time".
I am currently involved in The Center of Excellence ”The Future of Democracy” (FutuDem) at Åbo Akademi University, which sets out to study democracy with a comparative and multi-methodological approach.

Yrkesmässiga intressen

I have previously focused on political attitudes towards European integration in general and towards the European Union specifically. Although my current research interest centers around democratic backsliding and autocratization tendencies in Eastern Europe.


Political Institutions in the European Union (advanced level)

Politikens teori och praxis (bachelor level)

Idéer och ideologier (bachelor level)



comparative politics, Democratic diffusion, European elections, European Union, Finland, European integration, Social Attitudes

Referentgranskade publikationer

A3 Bokavsnitt, kapitel i forskningsböcker
Luottamus Euroopan Unioniin (2019)
Thomas Karv, Tapio Raunio
A3 Bokavsnitt, kapitel i forskningsböcker
Party switching between the Parliamentary - and EP elections (2019)
Thomas Karv
A3 Bokavsnitt, kapitel i forskningsböcker
Whom do Finns trust? In-group and out-group trust in Finland (2019)
Thomas Karv, Maria Bäck

Övriga publikationer

D4 Publicerad utvecklings- eller forskningsrapport eller studie
Kommuninvånarenkäten i Närpes 2019: Resultatrapport (2019)
Thomas Karv, Kim Strandberg
B1 Icke-referentgranskade tidskriftsartiklar
Public Attitudes Towards the EU After Brexit: What Can We Conclude From This? (2019)
Thomas Karv
KFIBS - Analysis
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D2 Artikel i en professionell bok
The European elections 2019 in Finland - not even a second-order election (2019)
Kim Strandberg, Thomas Karv

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