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Tuomas Ylä-Anttila

University of Helsinki

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Tuomas Ylä-Anttila is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Helsinki. He currently leads four research projects on policy networks, communication networks and climate change politics, and chairs the 14-country comparative research effort Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks (see compon.org). His work has appeared in journals such as Global Environmental Change, Environmental Politics, Public Administration, Policy Studies Journal, Governance and British Journal of Sociology.

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Gronow, A., Satoh, K., Ylä-Anttila, T., & Weible, C. M. (2022). “Of devils, angels and brokers: how social network positions affect misperceptions of political influence.” Journal of European Public Policy, published online before print.

Wagner, P., Gronow, A, Ocelik, P., & Ylä-Anttila, T. (2021). “Network ties, institutional roles and advocacy tactics: explaining perceptions of influence in climate change policy networks.” Social Networks.

Chen, T.,  Salloum, A., Gronow, A., Ylä-Anttila, T., & Kivelä, M. (2021).  “Polarization of Climate Politics Results from Partisan Sorting: Evidence from Finnish Twittersphere.” Global Environmental Change 72, 102348. * Winner of the Best Conference Paper Award of the Year, Political Networks Section, American Political Science Association.

Gronow, A., Brockhaus, M., Di Gregorio, M., Karimo, A. & Ylä-Anttila, T. (2021). “Policy learning as complex contagion: how social networks shape organizational beliefs in forest-based climate change mitigation.” Policy Sciences 54, 529–556.  * Winner of the Laswell Price for the best paper in Policy Sciences in 2021. *

Kammerer, M., Wagner, P., Gronow, A., Yun, S., Fisher, D. & Ylä-Anttila, T. (2021). “What explains collaboration in high and low conflict contexts? Comparing climate change policy networks in four countries.” Policy Studies Journal.

Vesa, J., Gronow, A., & Ylä-Anttila, T. (2020).  “The Quiet Opposition: How the Pro-Economy Lobby Influences Climate Policy.” Global Environmental Change 63, 102117.

Wagner, P. M., Ylä-Anttila, T., Gronow, A., Ocelik, P., Schmidt, L., & Delicado, A. (2020). “Information exchange networks at the climate science-policy interface: Evidence from the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, and Portugal.” Governance.

Gronow, A., Wagner, P., & Ylä-Anttila, T. (2020). “Explaining collaboration in consensual and conflictual governance networks.” Public Administration 98:3, 730-745.

Heikkinen, M., Karimo, A., Klein, J., Juhola, S., & Ylä-Anttila, T. (2020). “Transnational municipal networks and climate change adaptation: A study of 377 cities.” Journal of Cleaner Production, 257, [120474].

Ylä-Anttila, T., Gronow, A., Karimo, A., Goodman, J., & da Rimini, F. (2020).  “Breaking the Treadmill? Climate Change Policy Networks and the Prospects for Low Carbon Futures in Australia and Finland.” Society & Natural Resources 33:11, 1380-1398.

Kukkonen, A., & Ylä-Anttila, T. (2020). “The Science–Policy Interface as a Discourse Network: Finland’s Climate Change Policy 2002–2015.” Politics and Governance 8(2), 200-214.

Malkamäki, A., Wagner, P., Brockhaus, M., Toppinen, A., & Ylä-Anttila, T. (2019). “On the Acoustics of Policy Learning: Can Co-Participation in Policy Forums Break up Echo Chambers?” Policy Studies Journal.

Gronow, A., Ylä-Anttila, T., Carson, M., & Edling C. (2019). “Divergent Neighbors: Corporatism and Climate Change Policy Networks in Finland and Sweden.” Environmental Politics 28:6, 1061-1083.

Gronow, A. & Ylä-Anttila, T (equally co-authored) (2019). “Cooptation of ENGOs or Treadmill of Production? Advocacy Coalitions and Climate Change Policy in Finland.” Policy Studies Journal.

Klein, J., Araos, M., Karimo, A., Heikkinen, M., Ylä-Anttila, T., & Juhola, S. (2018). “The Role of the Private Sector and Citizens in Urban Climate Change Adaptation: Evidence from a Global Assessment of Large Cities.” Global Environmental Change 53, 127-136.

Ylä-Anttila, T., Gronow, A., Broadbent, J., Schneider, V., Stoddart, M., & Tindall, D. (2018). “Climate Change Policy Networks: Why and How to Compare them Across Countries.” Energy Research & Social Science.

Heikkinen, M., Ylä-Anttila, T. & Juhola, S. (2018). “Incremental, reformistic or transformational: what kind of social change do C40 cities advocate to deal with climate change?” Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning.

Ylä-Anttila, T., Vesa, J., Eranti, V., Kukkonen, A., Lonkila, M., & Luhtakallio, E. (2018). “Up with Ecology, Down with Economy? The Consolidation of the Idea of Climate Change Mitigation in the Global Public Sphere.” European Journal of Communication.

Kukkonen, A., Ylä-Anttila, T., Swarnakar, P., Lahsen, M., Stoddart, M. (2017). “International Organizations, Advocacy Coalitions and Domestication of Global Norms: Media Debates on Climate Change in Brazil, India, Canada and the US.” Environmental Science and Policy.

Kukkonen, A., Ylä-Anttila, T., Broadbent, J. (2017). “Advocacy Coalitions, Beliefs and Politics of Climate Change in the United States.” Public Administration 95:3, 713–729.

Ylä-Anttila T & Swarnakar P. (2017). “Crowding In: How and Why Indian Civil Society Organizations Mobilized on Climate Change.” British Journal of Sociology 68:2, 273–292.