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Current rank and affiliation

Professor at the Department of Political Science, Stockholm University.

Foto på forskaren Ulrika Mörth.


  • Professor 2007
  • Associate Professor 2002
  • PhD, May 1996
  • Bachelor of Arts, 1988, Stockholm University
  • Basic judicial academic training in Law, 1987, Faculty of Law, Stockholm University

Visiting Scholar

  • 2014 (September-November) Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionales (IBEI)
  • 1997-1998 CEPS (Centre for European Politics) field studies
  • 1996-1997 Score, Stockholm Centre of Organizational Research (post doc)
  • 1992 Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California- Berkeley (Doctoral student)


  • 2008- 2011 Chairman at the Department of Political Science
  • 2005-2008 Deputy Chairman of the Department of Political Science
  • 2003-2005 Research Director at Score (In Swedish: forskningsledare)
  • May 2001 Lecturer (tenured), Department of Political Science, Stockholm University
  • 1997 -2008 Head of the Master Programme in European Politics, Department of Political Science, Stockholm University
  • 1997 - 2005 Researcher at Score
  • 1996-1997 Post doc grant, Score (Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research)
  • 1992-1996 Ph.D grant, Swedish Council for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • February 1989-June 1989: Consultant, Swedish Research Defence Establishment
  • June 1988-September 1988: Trainee, Ministry of Defence

Positions within the Faculty

  • Member of the board of the Institute of International Economy, Stockholm University, 2010-2016
  • Member of the Faculty Board of Social Sciences 2009-2016
  • Member of Vice Chancellor’s “Kvalitetsråd” (Committee on educational quality), Stockholm University, 2009–2013
  • Chairman of the Board of Score 2009-2011

Other positions

  • Member of the Prize committee at Oslo University for younger scholars 2019-
  • Member of the SNS Board of Trustees 2016 –
  • Member of Steering Committee of ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance 2014 -
  • Deputy Director of Stockholm University Graduate School of International Studies (SIS) 2013-
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Swedish Agency for Public Management 2012 –
  • Member of the Board of Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, SSES, 2011 –
  • Member of the board of the Swedish Network for European research 1998 –
  • Member of the board of the Resilience Centre at Stockholm University 2010 – 2013
  • Chair of the Board of NOPSA (Nordic Political Science Association) 2014-2017
  • Member of the board of Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre 2014 -2016
  • Member of the board of SCAS 2013 – 2016



The Political Role of Corporate Citizens (co-editor with Karin S. Helgesson), Palgrave MacMillan, 2013.

Securitization, Accountability and Risk Management: Transforming the Public Security Domain, (co-editor with Karin S. Helgesson), Routledge, 2012.

Democracy and Public-Private Partnerships in Global Governance, (co-editor with Magdalena Bexell), Palgrave MacmiIllan, 2010.

European Public-Private Collaboration – A Choice between Efficiency and Democratic Accountability? Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 2008. Monograph

Privata och offentliga partnerskap – styrning utan hierarkier och tvång? (co-editor with Kerstin Sahlin-Andersson) (In English: Private and Public partnerships – governance without command and control?) Stockholm: SNS, 2005.

Soft law in Governance and Regulation: An Interdisciplinary Analysis, editor, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 2004.

Organizing European Cooperation – the case of armaments, Rowman & Littlefield 2003. Monograph

Interdependens, konflikt och säkerhetspolitik, Stockholm: Nerenius & Santérus förlag, 1998 (co-author with Bengt Sundelius), (In English: Interdependence, conflict and security-Sweden and the American technology export policy).

Vardagsintegration – La vie quotidienne – Sverige i Eureka och Eureka i Sverige, PhD Dissertation, Department of Political Science, Stockholm University, 1996 (In English: Day-to-day integration. Sweden In Eureka and Eureka In Sweden), Monograph

Articles (Peer-review Journals)

Can Anyone Implement the Law? The Discourse and Practice of Externalizing Legal Authority", (with Jon Pierre), Administration & Society, 2021:1-22.

"Instruments of securitization and resisting subjects: For-profit professionals in the finance-security nexus", (with Karin S. Helgesson), Security Dialogue, Volume 50, No 3, pp. 257-274, 2019.

"Client Privilege, Compliance and the Rule of Law: Swedish Lawyers and Money Laundering Prevention", (with Karin S. Helgesson), Crime, Law and Social Change, 69:2, pp. 227-248, 2018.

"Involuntary Public Policy-making by For-Profit Professionals: European Lawyers on Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing" (with Karin S Helgesson), Journal of Common Market Studies, 2016, 54: 5, pp 1216-1232.

"Organizational Legitimacy in the Age of Governing by Numbers: The Case of Regulatory Partnerships on ESG Issues and Financial Decisions", Globalizations, 11:3, pp. 369-384, 2014.

"A New Role for For-Profit Actors? The Case of Anti-Money Laundering and Risk Management", (with Maria Bergström and Karin S. Helgesson), Journal of Common Market Studies, 4:9: 5, pp 1043-64, 2011.

Guest Editor for a Special Issue of Nordiske Organisajonsstudier (Nordic Organisational Studies) on the theme "Changed Borders between the public and the private spheres?", January 2009.

"The Market turn in EU Governance – The Emergence of Public-Private Collaboration", Governance, 22:1, pp 99-120, 2009.

"Public and Private Partnerships as dilemmas between efficiency and democratic accountability- the Case of Galileo", Journal of European Integration,  29:5, pp 601-617, 2007.

"European Integration as Organizing: The Case of Armaments", Journal of Common Market Studies, 42:5, pp 957-73 (with Malena Britz), 2004.

"Nordic political science and the study of European integration", (with Lee Miles), Journal of European Public Policy, 9: 2, 2003.

"Competing Frames in the European Commission – The Case of the Defence Industry/Equipment Issue," The European Journal of Public Policy, 7:2, pp 173-89, 2000.

"Policy Diffusion in Research and Technological Development: No Government is an Island", Cooperation and Conflict, 33:1, pp 35-58, 1998.

"Dealing with a High Vulnerability Trap: The USA, Sweden and Industry", (with Bengt Sundelius), Cooperation and Conflict, 28:3, 1993.

Book Chapters

"EU som ett flernivåsystem – utmaningar för svensk demokrati" (In English: ”The EU as a multi-level governance – challenges for Swedish democracy), i Demokratins framtid (The future for Democracy), Katarina Barrling och Sören Holmberg (red/eds), Riksdagen: 2018

Section editor of "Sweden in the EU", in Oxford handbook of Swedish Politics, Jon Pierre (ed), Oxford UP, 2016.

"Sweden in a Multigovernance Polity", in Oxford handbook of Swedish politics, Jon Pierre (ed), Oxford UP, 2016.

"PPPs in Scandinavia", (with Carsten Greve), In International Handbook on Public-Private Partnerships, eds, Hodge, Greve and Boardman, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2011.

"Soft Law", In Guy Peters et al, eds, IPSA Encyclopedia of Political Science, SAGE, (2009)

"The Market Turn in EU Governance – The Emergences of Public-Private Collaboration", In Samhällstyrning i förändring, eds., Göran Sundström and Jon Pierre, (In English: Change of Governance), 2009)

"The Market Turn in EU Governance", In Dehousse, Renaud, ed, The Transformation of EU Policies, Connex Report Series /German-France Research Program, No 8, 2008.

"Svensk politik i ett flernivåsystem – den Europeiska unionen", (In English: Swedish politics in a Multi-Level System) i Mellan folkhem och Europa: svensk politik i ny tid, eds Li Bennich Björkman and Paula Blomqvist, Malmö: Liber, 2008 (In English: Between ”Folkhem” and Europe – Swedish Politics in a New Era)

"Soft Law and New Modes of EU Governance – A Constitutional Problem?",
In Law, State and Democracy in Multi-Level Governance, Stockholm Studies in Democratic Theory, vol II, 2006

"Soft Law and Global Democracy", In Transnational Governance: Institutional Dynamics of Regulation, eds. Marie-Laure Djelic and Kerstin Sahlin-Andersson, Cambridge UP, 2006

"Den frivilliga styrningens attraktionskraft" (with Kerstin Sahlin och Kerstin Jacobsson, In English: The Attraction with Voluntary Rules), In Den organiserade frivilligheten, eds Magnus Boström et al, Liber, 2004 (In English: Voluntary Organisation)

"Europeanisation as interpretation, translation and editing of public policies", In The Politics of Europeanisation: Theory and Analysis, red Kevin Featherstone and Claudio Radaelli, Oxford UP 2003.

"Framing an American Threat: The European Commission and the Technology Gap," In Threat Politics, ed. Johan Eriksson Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001, (also published in an edited volume by Princen, ed, Routledge 2003).

"Swedish Industrial Policy and Research and Technological Development: The Case of European Defence Equipment Cooperation", In Miles, L. ed. Sweden and the EU Evaluated, Cassel Publishers, 2000.

"EU som organiserad gemenskap," (In English: The EU as an organised community), In Goldmann, K. et al Politikens internationalisering, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 1999.

"Europeiseringen och den svenska staten", (in English: Europeanisation and the Swedish State, with Bengt Jacobsson), In Ahrne, G. ed, Stater som organisationer (In English: States as Organisations), Stockholm: Nerenius & Santérus, 1998.

"Sweden and the United Nations", (with Bengt Sundelius), In Krause, K. & Knight, A. eds, State, Society and the UN System: Changing Perspectives on Multilateralism, United Nations University Press: Tokyo/New York, 1995.


Konjunkturrådets Rapport 2016: Vart är vi på väg? Systemfel i transportpolitiken (co-author with Harry Flam, Maria Börjesson and Jan-Eric Nilsson), Stockholm: SNS förlag (In English: Where are we going? System problems in transport policy)

Demokratirådets rapport 2003: Demokrati i EU (coauthor with Olof Petersson, Johan P. Olsen and Jonas Tallberg), Stockholm: SNS förlag (In English: Democracy in the EU).

Demokratirådets Rapport 2001: Demokrati utan utland (coauthor with Olof Petersson, Daniel Tarschys and Karl-Magnus Johansson), Stockholm: SNS förlag (In English: Democracy without an abroad).