Ville Kellokumpu

Ville Kellokumpu


Doctoral Student
Regional policy and development, Political geography


I am a Doctoral Student at the Geography Research Unit of the University of Oulu. My fields of speciality are regional policy and development and political geography. The topic of my thesis is related to depoliticization of state governance and how depoliticization is used as strategic tool in the Finnish state restructuring processes. My research interests include various topics ranging from state theory, critical political economy, spatial and visionary planning to political theory.

Research interests

  • depoliticization
  • state theory
  • state restructuring
  • critical political economy
  • spatial and visionary planning
  • political theory
  • geography and history of capitalist development
  • neoliberal governance
  • hegemony
  • political geography