Department of History and Ethnology
University of Jyvaskyla
I am Teemu Häkkinen, a postdoctoral researcher of general history. In 2014 I defended my doctoral thesis on the British parliamentary role when deploying military forces abroad, and currently I am involved to a research project in which I examine the early history of the European integration through the Council of Europe. I am also interested in military narratives and especially memoirs, and I have published one article on British military memoirs in Finnish. It is my intention to continue with this hobby project also in the future.
I am interested in various issues and themes. Above all, foreign and security policy decision making is an important theme, and the broad borderline between war and politics. The history of the European integration will be part of my research agenda also in the future. I am interested in British, German and Finnish political history, but I am always willing to expand my knowledge to other political cultures as well.