Esa Ruuskanen: Research Projects and Publications

Research and teaching:

· Environmental history, especially regarding wetlands and former lakes in the Nordic countries, the British Isles and the Netherlands

· Nuclear energy and nuclear waste policies in Finland, Sweden, Germany and Japan from the Geneva conference to the Post-Fukushima era

· Divergence and convergence of the post-war Northern European energy and climate policies

· ICT history, especially the evolution of computational science and its impacts on innovations and innovation policies 

Research projects:

· The History of the Utilization and Protection of Wetlands in the Nordic countries, the British Isles and the Netherlands, 1750-2010

· The Energy Challenge and How to Deal With It? Post-war Japan and Finland in Comparison (together with Associate Professor Park Seung-Joon, Kwansei Gakuin University, Osaka)

· Changes in Energy Production and Consumption Patterns in the Post-war Finland

Most important publications:

· The Evolution of Scientific Computing and Its Impacts on Innovations: A Case Study of the Developments in the Jyväskylä Region, 1960-2010. Jyväskylä: University of Jyväskylä, Faculty of Information technology and Agora Center, 2011.

· Tieteen kolmas menetelmä: Tieteellisen laskennan kehityshistoria ja innovaatiot Jyväskylän seudulla. Jyväskylä: Jyväskylän yliopisto, IT-tiedekunta ja Agora Center, 2011.

· Esa Ruuskanen & Teppo Ylitalo. Lapuan historia III: Jälleenrakennuskaudesta EU-ajan alkuun. [The History of the City of Lapua, 1945–2005]. Lapua: Lapuan kaupunki ja Lapuan ev.-lut. seurakunta, 2010.

· Suosta voimaa ja lämpöä: Turve Suomen energiapolitiikassa 1940–2010. [Power and Heat from Peat: Peat in Finnish Energy Policy. With English Summaries.]  Jyväskylä: Vapo Oy, 2010.

· Esa Ruuskanen & Jari Ojala. The co-evolution of energy policies and the manufacturing industries: Experiences in the Nordic countries from the 1960s to the present day. In: Reinhard Haas, Christian Redl, Hans Auer ja Marion Glatz (eds.): Energy, Policies and Technologies for Sustainable Economies. Executive Summaries of the 10th IAEE European Conference 2009 in Vienna. Cleveland, OH: International Association for Energy Economics, 2009.

· A Very Depended Industry: The Role Played by Regulation, Deregulation and Reregulation in the Finnish Peat Industry. Energy Challenges in Northern Europe: PAN-European Institute 20th Anniversary Conference. Conference Papers. Turku: PAN-European Institute & Turku School of Economics, 2008.

· Viholliskuviin ja viranomaisiin vetoamalla vaiennetut työväentalot. [The workers’ halls closed by scare-mongering and the use of special powers by the authorities. With English Summary.] Jyväskylä Studies in Humanities 63. Jyväskylä: Jyväskylän yliopisto, 2006.

· Bovalliusten perintö: S. ja A. Bovalliuksen säätiö 1905–2005. [History of the Bovallius foundation]. Helsinki: Bovallius säätiö ja Opetushallitus, 2005.




Last updated: 30.10.2012