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Research Profile

I am an associate professor, primarily working on projects related to examining how climate action unfolds in the post-Paris climate policy landscape. I lead the project Pathways to Carbon Neutrality, funded by the Swedish Energy Agency. The project particularly examines countries’ long-term strategies toward decarbonization and examines whether a climate club could accelerate the transitions.

My PhD thesis from Linköping University (Nasiritousi 2016) examined the roles of non-state actors in global climate change governance. I worked with the International Negotiations Survey to explore attitudes and opinions held by the diverse set of participants attending the international climate change negotiations on issues such as legitimacy and agency in global environmental governance.

Research Interests

Global environmental governance, Legitimacy, Effectiveness, Energy governance, Non-state actors, Climate change.


Nasiritousi, N., & Grimm, J. (2022). Governing toward decarbonization: The legitimacy of national orchestration. Environmental Policy and Governance, 1– 15.

Bäckstrand, K., Kuyper, J., & Nasiritousi, N. (2021). From collaboration to contestation? Perceptions of legitimacy and effectiveness in post-Paris climate governance. Earth System Governance, 9, 100115. doi:

Falkner, Robert, Naghmeh Nasiritousi & Gunilla Reischl (2021) Climate clubs: politically feasible and desirable?, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2021.1967717

Marquardt, Jens & Naghmeh Nasiritousi. (online first 2021). Imaginary lock-ins in climate change politics: The challenge to envision a fossil-free future, Environmental Politics, DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2021.1951479

Buylova, Alexandra, Mathias Fridahl, Naghmeh Nasiritousi, Gunilla Reischl. (2021).  Cancel(out)emissions? The envisaged role of carbon dioxide removal technologies within long-term national climate strategies, Frontiers in Climate, 3(63). DOI:10.3389/fclim.2021.675499.

Stoddard I, Anderson K, Capstick S, Carton W, Depledge J, Facer K, Gough C, Hache F, Hoolohan C, Hultman M, Hällström N, Kartha S, Klinsky S, Kuchler M, Lövbrand E, Nasiritousi N, Newell P, Peters GP, Sokona Y, Stirling A, Stilwell M, Spash C, Williams M (2021) Three decades of climate mitigation: why haven't we bent the global emissions curve? Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 46(1), DOI:10.1146/annurev-environ-012220-011104.

Nasiritousi, N., & Faber, H. (2020). Legitimacy under institutional complexity: Mapping stakeholder perceptions of legitimate institutions and their sources of legitimacy in global renewable energy governance. Review of International Studies, 1-22. doi:10.1017/S0260210520000431

Zelli, F., Bäckstrand, K., Nasiritousi, N., Skovgaard, J., & Widerberg, O. (Eds.). 2020. Governing the Climate-Energy Nexus: Institutional Complexity and Its Challenges to Effectiveness and Legitimacy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Sanderink, Lisa, and Naghmeh Nasiritousi. "How Institutional Interactions Can Strengthen Effectiveness: The Case of Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships for Renewable Energy." Energy Policy 141 (2020/06/01/ 2020): 111447.

Nasiritousi, N and Bäckstrand, K. 2019. International Climate Policy in the Post-Paris Era. Nordic Economic Policy Review, Nordic Council of Ministers.

Nasiritousi, N. 2019. NGOs and the Environment. In Davies, Thomas, Routledge Handbook of NGOs and International Relations, (London: Routledge)

Nasiritousi, N. 2017. “Fossil fuel emitters and climate change: unpacking the governance activities of large oil and gas companies.” Environmental Politics, 26:4, 621-647, DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2017.1320832

Nasiritousi N. 2016. Shapers, Brokers and Doers: The Dynamic Roles of Non-State Actors in Global Climate Change Governance, Linköping Studies in Arts and Science No. 667, Linköping: Linköping University Press.

Nasiritousi N, Hjerpe M and Linnér B-O. 2016. "The roles of non-state actors in climate change governance: understanding agency through governance profiles." International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics: 16(1), 109-126, doi:10.1007/s10784-014-9243-8​.

Nasiritousi, N., and Linnér, B-O. 2016. "Open or closed meetings? Explaining nonstate actor involvement in the international climate change negotiations." International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 16(1), 127-144. doi:10.1007/s10784-014-9237-6.

Nasiritousi, Naghmeh, Mattias Hjerpe, and Karin Bäckstrand. 2016. "Normative arguments for non-state actor participation in international policymaking processes: Functionalism, neocorporatism or democratic pluralism?" European Journal of International Relations, 22(4), 920-943.  doi:10.1177/1354066115608926. 

Hjerpe, M & Nasiritousi, N. 2015. "Views on alternative forums for effectively tackling climate change", Nature Climate Change, Volume 5, Number 9, Pages 864-867.

Nasiritousi, N., Hjerpe, M., and Buhr, K., "Pluralising climate change solutions? Views held and voiced by participants at the international climate change negotiations", Ecological Economics, Volume 105, September 2014, Pages 177-184.

Bauhr, M., Charron, N. and Nasiritousi, N. 2013. "Does Corruption Cause Aid Fatigue? Public Opinion and the Aid-Corruption Paradox." International Studies Quarterly, 57: 568–579. doi: 10.1111/isqu.12025

Bauhr, Monika and Naghmeh Nasiritousi. 2012. "Resisting Transparency: Corruption, Legitimacy and the Quality of Global Environmental Policies", Global Environmental Politics 12(4): 9-29.

Bauhr, Monika and Naghmeh Nasiritousi. 2012. "How Do International Organizations Promote Quality of Government? Contestation, Integration, and the Limits of IO Power", International Studies Review 14(4), 541–566.

Bauhr, Monika and Naghmeh Nasiritousi. 2012. “Do international organizations promote quality of government?”, in Sören Holmberg & Bo Rothstein (eds.), Good Government: The Relevance of Political Science. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publisher.

Holmberg, Sören, Bo Rothstein and Naghmeh Nasiritousi. 2012. “Part of the solution”, in Sören Holmberg & Bo Rothstein (eds.), Good Government: The Relevance of Political Science. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publisher.

Holmberg, Sören, Bo Rothstein and Naghmeh Nasiritousi. 2009. “Quality of Government: What You Get”, Annual Review of Political Science. Vol. 12: 135–161.

Working Papers

Nasiritousi, Naghmeh. 2017. "Assessing legitimacy and effectiveness in a fragmented global climate and energy governace landscape”, CLIMENGO Working Paper Series No 1, May.

Bauhr, Monika and Naghmeh Nasiritousi. 2011. “Why Pay Bribes? Collective Action and Anticorruption Efforts”, QoG Working Paper Series 2011:18.

Bauhr, Monika and Naghmeh Nasiritousi. 2009. “Towards better Governments? A theoretical framework for the Influence of International Organisations”. QoG Working Paper Series 2009:31.