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Marina Povitkina


Marina Povitkina
+46 31 786 5059

Room number: B425
Postal Address: Box 711, 40530 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 Marina Povitkina

Postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Collective Action Research

Research interests: collective action, comparative environmental politics, corruption, democracy, management of marine resources,  political organization of small island states, and quantitative methodology.

Interview with Marina about her research on E-IR

Work in Progress 

“Environmental protection in authoritarian settings: Investigating the role of pluralism” with Ruth Carlitz

“What do people mean by (un)fair climate policies?” with Simon Matti, Sverker Jagers and Johan Martinsson

“Democratic consequences of natural disasters”, with Oskar Rydén, Sverker Jagers and Martin Sjöstedt

“How to research corruption? Critical reflections on concepts, data and methods in (anti-) corruption research”, co-editor of a Handbook, with Oksana Huss, Ilona Wysmulek, Nils Köbis and Christopher Starke

“Collective action under embezzlement”, with Andrea Martinangeli, Sverker Jagers and Bo Rothstein

"Quality of Government and Environmental Sustainability", co-authored with Simon Matti, book chapter in the Handbook of Quality of Government.

"Behavioral Collective Action" co-authored with Jon Pierre, Guy Peters and Lina Eriksson.

"Friend or Foe? Empirical Examination of the Relationship between Different Types of Democracy and Environmental Commitments", co-authored with Sverker Jagers

"How corruption shapes the relationship between democracy and electrification", co-authored with Frida Boräg and Sverker Jagers, QoG Working Paper 2016:14.

"Why are some democracies greener than others? An empirical investigation". Presented at European Political Science Association general conference in Brussels, Belgium, 23-25 June 2016.


Lecturer and seminar leader within courses:

  • Miljöpolitikens Villkor (Environmental Politics)
  • Naturresurhushållning (Natural Resource Management)
  • Environmental Politics and Institutions
  • EU:s marine directives and policy

Earlier: Prospects for Environmental Politics, Introduction to Environmental Politics, International Administration and Global Governance

Mini-lecture "State Capacity and the Environment" for high school students

Online course in research methods "How to research corruption?" (in Ukrainian)


PhD in Political Science (2018) University of Gothenburg
Doctoral dissertation: "Necessary but not Sustainable? The Limits of Democracy in Achieving Environmental Sustainability"

Master's degree in International Administration and Global Governance (2012), University of Gothenburg

Master's degree in International Economic Relations (2009), V.N. Karazin Kharkov National University, Ukraine

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Necessary but not Sustainable? The Limits of Democracy in Achieving Environmental Sustainability
Marina Povitkina
Göteborg, Department of Political Science, Doctoral thesis 2018
Doctoral thesis

Democracy, Quality of Government, and Public Goods Provision: The Case of Water Management
Marina Povitkina, Ketevan Bolkvadze
Gothenburg, V-Dem Working Paper No. 62. University of Gothenburg: Varieties of Democracy Institute., Working paper 2018
Working paper


Are Carbon Dioxide Emissions Decoupled from GDP Growth in Well-functioning Democracies?
Ole Martin Laegreid, Marina Povitkina
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 59. December 2017, Working paper 2017
Working paper


Democracy, Corruption and Electricity Provision
Frida Boräng, Sverker C. Jagers, Marina Povitkina
The Quality of Government (QoG) conference. Bohuslän, Sweden. 22-23 August, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

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