Associate Professor | Assistant head of Department
Main research areas
- International cooperation and global governance
- Legitimacy, responsibility and accountability
- The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals
Magdalena Bexell's research revolves around questions on legitimacy, responsibility and accountability in governance processes through which globally decided goals become integrated into national politics and local settings. Her current research primarily concerns the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.
Bexell, Magdalena and Jönsson, Kristina (forthcoming) "Realising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development–Engaging National Parliments?", Policy Studies. Link to fulltext.
Bexell, Magdalena och Jönsson, Kristina (2021) The Politics of the Sustainable Development Goals. Legitimacy, Responsibility, and Accountability. Abingdon: Routledge.
Bexell, Magdalena, Jönsson, Kristina and Stappert, Nora (2021) "Whose legitimacy beliefs count? Targeted audiences in global governance legitimation processes", Journal of International Relations and Development, Vol 24, Issue 2. Link to fulltext.
Jönsson, Kristina and Bexell, Magdalena (2021) "Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals. The Case of Tanzania", Development Policy Review, Vol 39, Issue 2. Link to fulltext.
Bexell, Magdalena (2021) "Global and Transnational Governance" in Bornemann, Basil, Knappe, Henrike and Nanz, Patrizia (eds) Routledge Handbook of Democracy and Sustainability, Abingdon: Routledge.
Bexell, Magdalena (2019) "Power and Legitimacy", in Fuchs, Doris, Hayden, Anders and Kalfagianni, Agni (eds) Handbook of Global Sustainability Governance, Abingdon: Routledge.
Bexell, Magdalena and Jönsson, Kristina (2019) Country Reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals–The Politics of Performance Review at the Global-National Nexus, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Vol. 20, Issue 4, link to fulltext.
Bexell, Magdalena and Jönsson, Kristina (2018), "Audiences of De(Legitimation) in Global Governance", in Tallberg, Jonas, Bäckstrand, Karin and Scholte, Jan Aart (eds) Legitimacy in Global Governance. Sources, Processes, and Consequences. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Bexell, Magdalena and Jönsson, Kristina (2017), Responsibility and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, Forum for Development Studies, Vol. 44, No. 1, pp. 13-29.
Member of the Teaching Academy of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Qualified Teaching Practitioner (QTP)
Teaches courses and provides thesis supervision and examination in political science and development studies.