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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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Monitoring, Control, and Surveillance in African Fisheries
Martin Sjöstedt, Sverker C. Jagers
Western Indian Marine Science Association Symposium, Rénunion, August 2009, Conference paper 2009
Conference paper

Unbundling Secure Property Rights
Martin Sjöstedt
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Report 2009

Government Structures and HIV/AIDS – A Comparative Study
Martin Sjöstedt, Anna Persson
International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Conference paper 2009
Conference paper


Government Structures and Behavior Change in the Politics of HIV/AIDS
Anna Persson, Martin Sjöstedt
International Studies Association, Conference paper 2008
Conference paper

Sverige och den globala ekonomin,
Martin Sjöstedt
Brommesson & Ekengren 2008. Sverige i världen. Gleerups förlag. , Chapter in book 2008
Chapter in book


• The Political Economy of Property Rights. Land Policies and Credible Commitments in sub-Saharan Africa.
Martin Sjöstedt
Paper Presented at the Higher Seminar at the Department of Political Science, Göteborg University, February 2007., Conference contribution 2007
Conference contribution

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