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Karin Bäckstrand


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Tel.: 046-2224763


Karin Bäckstrand is a Professor in Political Science. She received her doctorate in Political Science at Lund University in 2001.  Between 2002 and 2004 she held a postdoctoral position as a Wallenberg Fellow for Environment and Sustainability at the Laboratory for Energy and Environment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research revolves around four areas: global environmental politics, the role of scientific expertise and risk in environmental decisionmaking, the politics of climate change and the democratic legitimacy of global governance. Karin's work is published in Global Environmental Politics, European Journal of International Relations, Global Environmental Change and Environmental Politics. She teaches courses in Environmental Politics, International Relations and Policy and Governance. 

Some of her recent publications are the co-edited anthology Environmental Politics After the Deliberative Turn. Examining the Promise of New Modes of Governance(Edward Elgar, 2010) and ”The Democratic Legitimacy of Global Governance", in John Dryzek, Richard Norgard, and David Schlosberg (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society (Oxford University Press, 2011) and the co-edited special issue "The Politics and Policy of Carbon Capture" and Storage in Global Environmental Change (2011).

During 2013 Karin will be a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University and Senior Fellow at St Anthony's College.