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Martin Sjöstedt


Martin Sjöstedt
+46 31 786 1864

Room number: B424
Postal Address: Box 711, 405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 41123 Göteborg

Department of Political Science (More Information)
Box 711
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 411 23 Göteborg

About Martin Sjöstedt


Martin Sjöstedt is Professor at the Department of Political Science and the Center for Collective Action Research (CeCAR) He is also affiliated to the Quality of Government Institute. He received his PhD in 2008 on a dissertation focused on the relationship between property rights to land and access to drinking water in southern Africa. He has been an international affiliate at the Environmental Evaluation Unit at the University of Cape Town and at the Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He has also been employed by the Swedish Agency for Development Evaluation (2008-2010).

Areas of interest

Sjöstedt's research interests mainly concerns comparative politics and comparative political economy of developing countries and deals with politics of development, institutional theory, and natural resource management.

Current research

Together with various colleagues, Sjöstedt has in recent years developed a number of research projects for which he has been awarded funding from the Swedish Research Council. Most recently, he was - together with Sverker Jagers and Aksel Sundström - awarded funding for the project "Corruption and Wildlife Management: The Logics of Collective Action in Transnationally Protected Reserves" as well as for the project "Climate change and the prospects for economic growth: How extreme weather events affect regime stability." He is also a Principal Investigator at the recently established UGOT Challenge center "Center for Collective Action Research" (CeCAR). 


Sjöstedt is responsible for the master course "Environmental Politics and Institutions". In addition, he supervises master students on the master programme "International Administration and Global Governance". He has also supervised two doctoral students.


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The Political and Historical Origins of Good Government: How Social Contracts Shape Elite Behavior
Anna Persson, Martin Sjöstedt
Elites, Institutions and the Quality of Government, Basingstoke, UK, Palgrave MacMillan, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book


Three necessary conditions for establishing effective Sustainable Development Goals in the Anthropocene
A.V. Norström, A. Dannenberg, G.R. McCarney, M. Milkoreit, F.K. Diekert et al.
Ecology and Society, Journal article 2014
Journal article


Policy: Social change vital to sustainability goals
A.V. Norström, Efthymia Kyriakopoulou, Astrid Dannenberg, Martin Sjöstedt
Nature, Journal article 2013
Journal article

Coherence or confusion? reflections on two emerging perspectives on fisheries development
Martin Sjöstedt, Aksel Sundström
Presenterad vid internt seminarium, centre for environmental political studies., Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution

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