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Johan Eriksson

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Johan Eriksson
Alfred Nobels allé 7
Södertörns Högskola
Phone: +46 8 608 4267
Fax: +46 8 608 4340
ME 122d Moas Båge

I am Professor of Political Science at Södertörn University. From 2012 until 2015 I was Research Director at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. My research interests cut across International Relations and Comparative Politics, specifically (1) the politics of expertise, and (2) power, technology and territoriality in a globalized world.

My current research is largely focused on space policy. This includes visions o space settlements, how space is and shouldbe governed, and what roles new provate and public actors play in space. The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies has approved funding a for a new research project on Russian space policy, starting in the Fall of 2018. More project information is available here: http://ostersjostiftelsen.se/projekt/657-russia-in-space--continuity-and-change-in-russian-space-policy

Empirically my research has covered a wide spectrum of issues, for example the politics of threats in Swedish security policy, scholarly ideas and US foreign policy, Basque and Sami ethnoterritorial politics, Internet security and power in cyberspace, space policy, and the politics of chemicals expertise in the European Union. I am the author of approximately 120 texts, including seven books and numerous peer-reviewed articles, chapters in edited volumes, research reports and popular science texts. 

I have been a visiting research fellowship at Columbia University, and Leiden University, and I have been invited as guest lecturer at a large number of universities and institutes in Europe, North America and Asia. I have been a board member of EISA (European International Studies Association), SGIR (ECPR Standing Group of International Relations), NISA (Nordic International Studies Association), the IR section of the Swedish Political Science Association, and the Scientific Advisory Council at the Swedish Emergence Management Agency. 

Recent publications (2010-2018):

Newlove-Eriksson, Lindy, Giampiero Giacomello & Johan Eriksson (2018), “The Invisible Hand? Critical Information Infrastructures, Commercialization, and Security”, International Spectator, 53 (2018) 2.

Reischl, Gunilla and Johan Eriksson, “Worlds apart, worlds together: Converging and diverging frames of climate change and energy”, submitted 2018.

Eriksson, Johan, “Sweden: The ‘Good’ Power?”, Chapter in forthcoming volume on middle powers, edited by Bertjan Veerbek and Giampiero Giacomello, Routledge.

Eriksson, Johan (2017) Rymdkolonier - från fantasi till verklighet? Världspolitikens Dagsfrågor nr 1, Utrikespolitiska institutet.

Eriksson, Johan and Johan Lagerkvist (2016) “Cybersecurity in Sweden and China: Going on the Attack?”, in Conflict in Cyberspace, edited by Jens Ringsmose and Karsten Friis. London: Routledge, Ch. 5 (pp. 83-94).

Eriksson, Johan (2016) “Forskarrollen II: att bli publicerad, befordrad och få anslag”, i Att forska: praktiker och roller, Linus Hagström et al (red.). Carlssons bokförlag, kap. 9 (ss. 183-205).

Eriksson, Johan (2016) [Book Review]: The Politics of Information. The Case of the European Union, edited by Tannelie Blom and Sophie Vanhoonacker (Palgrave), Journal of Common Market Studies 54(1): 204.

Eriksson, Johan (2015) [Editorial]: “Frontier Politics: The Realm of Dreamers”, Global Affairs 1(4-5): 365-67.

Eriksson, Johan (2015) “Think Tanks and European Foreign Policy: Transnational Politics of Expertise”, in Sage Handbook of European Foreign Policy, edited by Knud Erik Jørgensen et al, Ch. 31, pp. 442-457. London: Sage.

Eriksson, Johan (2015) “Global Cyber Freedom Starts at Home”, International Voices (UI Blog), September 2015.

Eriksson, Johan and Johan Lagerkvist (2015) “Internet freedom vs. cybersurveillance: Cybersecurity in Sweden and China”, paper presented at the International Studies Association annual convention, New Orleans, 18-21 February 2015.

Eriksson, Johan & Giampiero Giacomello (2014) “International Relations, Digital Security, and Content Analysis: A Constructivist Approach”, in International Relations and the Global Politics of Science and Technology, edited by Maximilian Mayer et al. Springer: Dordrecht.

Eriksson, Johan (2014) ”Konstruktivism”, in J. Tallberg och J. Gustavsson, eds. Internationella relationer. 3:rd edn. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Eriksson, Johan (2014) ”Maktkamp i rymden”, Internationella studier, Nr 3, ss. 26-28.

Eriksson, Johan (2014) ”Teknologi och internationell politik: vad säger forskningen?”, UI-bloggen, 25 april 2014. Stockholm: UI (www.ui.se)

Newlove-Eriksson, Lindy and Johan Eriksson (2014) “Global Governance of Cyber Security, ICT and Converging Technologies: Public-Private Relations and Accountability”, paper presented at the International Studies Association annual convention, Toronto, 26-29 March 2014.

Eriksson, Johan (2013), "On the Policy Relevance of Grand Theory", International Studies Perspectives.

Newlove-Eriksson, Lindy & Johan Eriksson (2013) "Governance Beyond the Global: Who Controls the Extraterrestrial?", Globalizations, 10(2): 277-292.

Eriksson, Johan & Giampiero Giacomello (2013) "Content Analysis in the Digital Age: Tools, Functions, and Implications for Security", in The Secure Information Society: Ethical, Legal and Political Challenges, edited by Sandro Gaycken & Jörg Krüger, Ch. 7, pp. 137-148. Springer: Dordrecht.

Eriksson, Johan (2013) “Fruktar översvämning mest: Terrorism har inte lika hög prioritet i London”, Internationella Studier, Nr. 4, s. 40.

Eriksson, Johan (2013) ”Globalt maktskifte: inte bara en fråga om USA och Kina”, UI-bloggen, 26 augusti 2013. Stockholm: UI (www.ui.se)

Eriksson, Johan (2013) “Gränserna flyttas: Nu kan vi åka inrikesflyg mellan Dublin och New York”, Internationella Studier, Nr 4, p. 48

Eriksson, Johan (2013) “The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ and Its Unexpected Liberalism”, e-International Relations (http://www.e-ir.info/), March.

Eriksson, Johan (2013) “EU väl rustat för framtiden”, Internationella Studier, Nr 1: 58-59.

Eriksson, Johan (2013) “Think tanks and European foreign policy: Transnational politics of expertise”, paper presented at the SGIR/EISA conference in Warszaw, September 2013.

Newlove-Eriksson, Lindy and Johan Eriksson (2013) “The Global Diffusion of Nanotechnology: Opening Pandora’s Box?”, paper presented at the International Studies Association annual convention, San Francisco, 2-6 April 2013.

Eriksson, Johan (2012) Book review: Peter Håkansson’s United Nations Reformed: Responsibility, Protection and the Standing of States (PhD Diss.),  Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 114(1).

Eriksson, Johan (2012) “Survival of the Fittest, Not the Strongest: Why the EU will prevail in the global power game”, UI Brief, Nr 17.

Eriksson, Johan & Lindy Newlove-Eriksson (2012) “Framtidens finns i stjärnorna”, Internationella Studier, Nr 3: 12-13.

Eriksson, Johan (2012) ”Känslor och individer styrs världens öde”, UI-bloggen, 30 januari 2012. Stockholm: UI (www.ui.se).

Eriksson, Johan & Ludvig Norman (2011) "Political Utilization of Scholarship: The Clash of Civilizations vs. Soft Power in US Foreign Policy, Review of International Studies 37(1): 167-185.

Eriksson, Johan (2011) ”Political Territories in a Global Era”, Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 113(1): 37-43.

Newlove-Eriksson, Lindy and Johan Eriksson (2011) “Governance beyond the global: Who controls the extraterrestrial”, paper presented at the International Studies Association annual convention, Montréal, 16-19 March 2011.

Eriksson, Johan, Michael Gilek & Christina Rüden, eds (2010) Regulating Chemical Risks: European and Global Challenges. Springer: Dordrecht.

Eriksson, Johan, Mikael Karlsson & Marta Reuter (2010) Politics of Expertise in the European Regulation of Chemicals: Technocracy, Politicization and Non-Involvement, Review of Policy Research 27(2).