Here, we will continuously provide links to publications from the programme.Here, we will continuously provide links to publications from the programme.
Published December 2017 (SIPRI): IGO:s and global climate security challenges: Implications for academic research and policy making.
Published 12 September 2017 (Springer): Towards systemic and contextual priority settingfor implementing the 2030 Agenda
Comment from the authors: This is a new publication from Project 4.1. In the paper, we develop a method for ‘systematic analysis’ of SDG interactions, or rather interactions at the target level. This is a first step towards a more systemic approach to SDG implementation and we will explore further approaches in Work Package 4, Project 4.1.
Weitz, N., Carlsen, H., Nilsson, M. and Skånberg, K. (2017). Towards systemic and contextual priority setting for implementing the 2030 Agenda. Sustainability Science, . 1–18. DOI:10.1007/s11625-017-0470-0.
Published September 2017 (Nature Climate Change): Transparent scenario development
Comment from the authors: In this short publication (rather a comment), partly funded by Work Package 5, we reponse to a paper in Nature Climate Change where we argue for using more systematic scenario development methodologies in order to enhance credibility and transparency.
Carlsen, H., Klein, R. J. T. and Wikman-Svahn, P. (2017). Transparent scenario development. Nature Climate Change, 7(9). nclimate3379. DOI:10.1038/nclimate3379.
Published 13 October 2017 (Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews): Intergovernmental organizations and climate security: advancing the research agenda: Intergovernmental organizations and climate security.
Comment: This article reviews existing studies on IGO:s (Intergovernmental Organisation’s) responses to climate security challenges. It draws together research from several bodies of literature spanning political science, international relations, and environmental social science. The authors argument for a better understanding of the conditions under which IGO:s respond (effectively) to climate security challenges. The research is part of Work Package 1 and Work Package 3.
Dellmuth, L. M., Gustafsson, M.-T., Bremberg, N. and Mobjörk, M. (2017). Intergovernmental organizations and climate security: advancing the research agenda: Intergovernmental organizations and climate security. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, . e496. DOI:10.1002/wcc.496.
Mistra Geopolitics will combine theory testing and development with a co-creation approach, where a variety of stakeholders from public, private and civil society sectors are actively involved to improve the research design and ensure that theoretical perspectives as well as empirical research are relevant for the people who will translate them into policy and action.
The co-creation process will include developing “explorative” scenarios of possible alternative futures, which will serve as the basis for analysing options and identifying strategies. It will also employ cyclical horizon scanning for threats and opportunities, and geographical case studies. In this work, we collaborate with Norrköping Decision Arena (see photo of the arena above).
The programme’s PhD students are:
Ece is a doctoral student in International Relations at Stockholm University. She holds a masters’ degree in Political Science from Uppsala University and bachelors’ degrees in International Relations and Psychology from Koc University, Istanbul.
Ece is focusing on the Work Package 3 of the Mistra Geopolitics programme, with a specific interest in the legitimacy and effectiveness of the global governance responses to climate-security risks. Ece will be working closely with her supervisors Dr Lisa Maria Dellmuth and Dr Maria-Therese Gustafsson.
Karin Eliasson has just started her PhD studies at Linköping University, which is mainly related to Work Package 5: Foresight – Sweden in a changing geopolitical landscape.
She has a bachelor’s degree in ecology and environmental management and a master’s degree in sustainable development from Linköping University. During the spring of 2017, she wrote her master’s thesis at the Stockholm Environment Institute in York, United Kingdom. Her research interests concern visualisation and its use in stakeholder co-creation processes, sustainable resource management, transnational impacts, and geopolitics.
Sanna Lundquist is a PhD student at Stockholm University as a part of Work Package 3, Governance responses to environmental related security risks. She has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Umeå University and a Master’s degree in political science from Stockholm University.
Her research areas of interest are transition economies especially the countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. As well as an interest in Latin America where she has studied and worked and speak fluent Spanish.
Anton is a PhD student at the the Department of Government at Uppsala University. His research interests mainly concerns Governance and Policy Research, specifically related to international migration and immigrant integration.
He has previously worked at the Swedish Migration Studies Delegation (Delmi). He is involved with Work Package 3 of the programme and his dissertation thesis will be part of project 3.2 on “State responses to global environmental change in a comparative perspective”, which is jointly led by Professors Joakim Palme and Andreas Duit.
Jiayi Zhou is currently a Researcher at SIPRI beginning her PhD at Linköping University. She has conducted in fieldwork in Central Asia, the Caucasus, Afghanistan, and has research experience in a range of hard and soft security topics.
In the context of Mistra Geopolitics, she will be involved in Work Package 1 – Geopolitics and Security in the Anthropocene. Her related interests are in food security, agrarian change, and geo-economics. Her PhD supervisors are Dr Malin Mobjörk and Dr Eva Lövbrand.
The programme includes a two-year Research School (forskarskola) in order to train next generation of scholars in methods, theories, and collection data for advanced analysis of geopolitics and sustainable development. It includes doctoral students enrolled in the Mistra Geopolitics programme as well as external graduate students.
The Research School offers the following activities:
Overall, the Research School constitute a meeting point within the program where doctoral students, researchers and the scientific advisory board interacts with each other.