Publications

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

Comment: Fact sheet summarising the key findings from a stocktake of intergovernmental organisations’ treatment of climate security, published by the authors in WIREs Climate Change (Dellmuth et al 2017)

.

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.

CO-CREATION PROCESS

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).

PHD STUDENTS

The programme’s PhD students are:

ece

Ece Kural

PhD Student

Ece Kural

ece.kural@ekohist.su.se

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.

Read more

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.

 

Visit website >

karin

Karin Eliasson

PhD Student

Karin Eliasson

karin.eliasson@liu.se

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.

Read more

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.

 

Visit website >

sanna

Sanna Lundquist

PhD Student

Sanna Lundquist

sanna.lundquist@statsvet.su.se

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.

Read more

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.

 

Visit website >

anton

Anton Ahlén

PhD Student

Anton Ahlén

anton.ahlen@statsvet.uu.se

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.

Read more

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.

 

Visit website >

jiaya

Jiayi Zhou

PhD Student

Jiayi Zhou

zhou@sipri.org

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.

Read more

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.

 

Visit website >

Research school

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:

  • PhD courses on environmental change, geopolitical challenges and governance responses.
  • Seminars on community outreach and policy relevance of research.
  • Regular seminars where participants of the scientific advisory board and scholars within the program are invited to discuss research as well as offer feedback on doctoral students’ work.
  • Invitation of 3 PhD students from partner countries in the global south to spend a semester at a Swedish partner institution and do course-work.
  • A meeting-point for social 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.

 

For more information about the Graduate School please contact Maria-Therese Gustafsson.

X