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Kristina Jönsson

Associate Professor

Political Science

Main research and teaching areas

  • International cooperation and politics of development
  • Politics and global health
  • Global governance and national policymaking

Current research and teaching

Research interests concern international cooperation in the broad field of development focusing on governance issues, policy processes and global-local linkages. Current research deal with the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from the perspectives of legitimacy and responsibility at the national level. Other research concern legitimacy in global governance with special focus on the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Teaching evolves around development studies, policy studies, comparative politics in Southeast Asia, and international relations. Kristina Jönsson is coordinator of a university-wide graduate school with a focus on societal challenges and Agenda 2030 (see Agenda 2030 graduate school). In 2012 she was promoted to Excellent Teaching Practitioner.



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

Kristina Jönsson
E-mail: kristina [dot] jonsson [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

Senior lecturer

Department of Political Science

+46 46 222 89 43



Project coordinator

Centre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC)


Associate professor

Department of Political Science



Kristina Jönsson is Associate Professor and member of the Sustainability Forum steering group. She is also coordinator of Lund University Agenda 2030 Graduate School.


Development Studies Group, Department of Political Science, Lund University

Research projects

Legitimation of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals: The Cases of Ghana and Tanzania

Realising the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals: Whose Responsibility?

Legitimacy in Global Governance (Research programme with Stockholm University and Gothenburg University)

Department of Political Science
Lund University
Visiting address: Paradisgatan 5H (House: Eden)
Postal address: Box 52, SE-221 00 LUND
Telephone: +46 46-222 89 52

Faculty of Social Sciences