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Martin Sjöstedt

Senior lecturer

Martin Sjöstedt
Senior lecturer
+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 Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and Quality of Government Institute, University of Gothenburg. 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" and the undergraduate course "democracy and democratization in a comparative perspective". 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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Overfishing in Southern Africa: A Comparative Account of Regime Effectiveness and National Capacities
Aksel Sundström, Martin Sjöstedt
presentation vid Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis workshop for special issue, University of Sydney, juni 2012, Conference contribution 2012
Conference contribution

Democracy and the Environment Revisited: The Case of African Fisheries
Martin Sjöstedt, Sverker C. Jagers
Mid West Political Science Association, Chicago, Conference contribution 2012
Conference contribution

State Legitimacy and the Corruptibility of Leaders
Anna Persson, Martin Sjöstedt
Good government : the relevance of political science / edited by Sören Holmberg and Bo Rothstein, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book


Democracy and the Environment Revisisted. The Case of African Fisheries
Martin Sjöstedt, Sverker C. Jagers
The Adlerbert Research Foundation Jubilee Conference , Poster 2011

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