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

Who is at risk? The problem of HIV/AIDS according to PEPFAR, The World Bank, and UNAIDS
Martin Sjöstedt, Anna Persson, Petter Frizén
Presentation at the Quality of Government (QoG) conference in Skagen, Conference contribution 2011
Conference contribution

To eat or not to eat while in office? The Impact of State legitimacy on Political Corruption
Martin Sjöstedt, Anna Persson
Presented at the Quality of Government Conference in Skagen, Conference contribution 2011
Conference contribution

1. Democracy and the Environment Revisited: The Case of African Fisheries
Martin Sjöstedt, Sverker C. Jagers
WIOMSA 7th Scientific Symposium, Mombasa., Conference contribution 2011
Conference contribution

Sverige och den globala ekonomin
Martin Sjöstedt
Sverige i världen, Gleerups, Chapter in book 2011
Chapter in book


Enforcement and Compliance in African Fisheries
Martin Sjöstedt
QoG Conference, Marstrand, Conference contribution 2010
Conference contribution

Beyond Political Will and Leadership
Anna Persson, Martin Sjöstedt
QoG Conference, Prague, Conference contribution 2010
Conference contribution

A deadly mismatch? The problem of HIV/AIDS in research and policy (2010).
Anna Persson, Martin Sjöstedt
QoG Working Paper Series, Magazine article 2010
Magazine article

Development or Decay? How Threats During Formative Periods of State Development Affect Institutional Quality Today
Anna Persson, Martin Sjöstedt
Annual Meeting of American Political Science Association, Washington D.C. 2010, Conference contribution 2010
Conference contribution

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