Heikki Patomäki is a social scientist, activist, and professor of world politics at the University of Helsinki. He has published over 20 books, 200 research papers, and hundreds of popular articles and blogs on such topics as the philosophy and methodology of social sciences, peace and futures studies, and global political economy, justice, and democracy. His books include Disintegrative Tendencies in Global Political Economy: Exits and Conflicts and A Possible World: Democratic Transformation of Global Institutions (with Teivo Teivainen). Patomäki is a full member of the Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters (2018–) and Life Member of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge (2020–). He is a longtime activist of the international Attac movement and a member of the Steering Committee of EuroMemo and DiEM25.