My primary areas of interest are international relations theory and foreign policy analysis. Global policy issues of interest include nuclear weapons control, and fishery management. My research interest also includes Indian society and politics. Political organisations of particular interest is the IAEA, the Conference on Disarmament (CD), EUs Regional Advisory Committes on Fishery (RAC), and the United Nations.
My doctoral thesis "The Prospects of Security Cooperation: A Matter of Relative Gains or Recognition?" (2007) adresses the problem of state defection from multilateral cooperation, with empirical focus on India's decision to repudiate the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in 1996. Theoretically, the thesis develops an explanation to state defection which contradicts the commonly held view, launched by structural realism, of international politics as a self help system.
Currently, I am working in a reseach project, "Navigating towards efficient fishery management", which adresses the problem of appropriators' compliance with institutional regulations, together with Daniel Berlin and Sverker Jagers.
I am also involved in a research project, "Beyond Neutrality?", which explores the impact of the EU-membership on the security policy in Sweden, Finland and Austria, together with Ulf Bjereld.
My teaching covers topics such as international relations theory, global governance, environmental security and the EU as a global actor.
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