Yrkesmässiga intressen

Thomas is a research associate employed as a part of the 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. Within this broad research project, Thomas focuses on the concepts of regime support and democratic backsliding, with a specific focus on the on-going process of authoritarisation in post-communist Eastern European countries.
Other research interests relates to general survey research about different kinds of political attitudes (political trust, democratic satisfaction etc.), system support theories and the functioning of regional and global governance institutions.


Political Institutions in the European Union (advanced level)

Politikens teori och praxis (bachelor level)

Idéer och ideologier (bachelor level)

Demokratins grundprincuper (bachelor level)

International relations and conflicts (advanced level)



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

Referentgranskade publikationer

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

B2 Bokavsnitt
Politisk inkludering bland finlandssvenskar (2020)
Thomas Karv, Marina Lindell, Lauri Rapeli
D4 Publicerad utvecklings- eller forskningsrapport eller studie
Kommuninvånarenkäten i Närpes 2019: Resultatrapport (2019)
Thomas Karv, Kim Strandberg
B2 Bokavsnitt
Luottamus Euroopan Unioniin (2019)
Thomas Karv, Tapio Raunio
D2 Artikel i en professionell bok
The European elections 2019 in Finland - not even a second-order election (2019)
Kim Strandberg, Thomas Karv

Senast uppdaterad 2020-31-03 vid 10:59