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educator , Political scientist

Olavi Allan Borg, Finnish political scientist, educator. Decorated Finnish Order SL K.


Borg, Olavi Allan was born on March 30, 1935 in Janakkala, Finland. Son of Villehard and Hilja Lydia (Ahola) Borg.


Master of Arts, Helsinki (Finland) University, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science, Helsinki (Finland) University, 1964.


Researcher, lecturer Helsinki University, 1958-1966. Associate professor Jyväskylä and Tampere (Finland) University, 1966-1969. Professor methodology of social science Tampere University, 1969-1973, professor political science, 1973-1999.

Dean social science faculty Tampere University, 1976-1977, 91-93, vice-rector, 1978-1980, 93-96. Television and radio commentator, since 1961. Management consultant in field.

Member social science and humanities council Finnish Academy, 1995-1997. Chairman Finnish Future Academy, 1998-1999.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Finnish Parties and Party Programmes, 1965, Which Party I Should Vote For?, 1970, The Idea of Progress and Republic, 1995. Co-editor: Green Politics, 1988. Co-author: The Risks of Entrepreneurship, 1989.


Member United Nations delegate, Finland, 1964-1965, Parliament, Finland, 1972-1975, Tampere City Council and Government, 1969-2000, United Nations Educational Commission, 1979-1985. Vice president Liberal Party Finland, 1970-1980. Member Research Society Volunteer Associations and Organizations (chairman 1987-1995), Future Research Society Finland (governing board member 1985-1995), Tampere House (governing council member 1993-2000), Insurance Company Kaleva (governing council member since 1992).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: baseball, golf, history.


Married Anja Mirjami Paljakka, October 6, 1959. Children: Arto Olavi, Ale Ilari, Sami Antero.

Villehard Borg

Hilja Lydia (Ahola) Borg

Anja Mirjami Paljakka

Sami Antero Borg

Arto Olavi Borg

Ale Ilari Borg