Check out publications, past and ongoing research projects.


Peer-reviewed journal articles

Dellmuth, L.M., Gustafsson, M.-T.,“Global adaptation governance: How intergovernmental organizations mainstream climate change adaptation”, Climate Policy, doi:10.1080/14693062.2021.1927661.

Dellmuth LM, Bender F, Jönsson AR, Rosvold EL, von Uexkull N., “Humanitarian need drives multilateral disaster aid”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 118 (2021), e2018293118.

Kural, E., Dellmuth, L.M., Gustafsson, M.-T.,“Global adaptation governance: Explaining the governance responses of international organizations to new issue linkages”, Environmental Science & Policy, 114 (2020), pp. 204-215.

Petersson, M., Dellmuth, L.M., Merrie, A. N. and Österblom, H., “Patterns and trends in non-state actor participation in regional fisheries management organizations”, Marine Policy, 104 (2019), pp. 146-156.

Dellmuth, L.M., Gustafsson, M.-T., Bremberg, N. and Mobjörk, M.,“Intergovernmental organizations and climate security: Advancing the research agenda”, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 9:1 (2018), doi:10.1002/wcc.496.

Dellmuth, L.M., Bloodgood, E.A., “Advocacy group effects in global governance: Populations, strategies, and political opportunity structures ”, Interest Groups & Advocacy, 8 (2019), pp. 255–269. (special issue framing paper)

Tallberg, J., Dellmuth, L.M., Agné, H. and Duit, A., “NGO influence in international organizations: Information, access, and exchange”, British Journal of Political Science , 48:1 (2018), pp. 213-238. Discussed by the Nereus foundation and the Stockholm Resilience Centre .

Dellmuth, L.M., Tallberg, J., “Advocacy strategies in global governance: Inside vs. outside lobbying”, Political Studies, 65:3 (2017), pp. 705-723.

Sahlin, K., Wijkström, F., Dellmuth, L.M., Einarsson, T. and Oberg, A., “The 'Milky Way' of intermediary organizations. A transnational field of university governance”, Policy and Politics, 43:3 (2015), pp. 407–424. Reprinted in: Ansell, C. and Torfing, J. (eds) How Does Collaborative Governance Scale? (Bristol: Policy Press, 2018).



Dellmuth, L.M. (2020). “Bidens och Harris seger är en chans för Sveriges globala ledarskap i jämställdhet”, in Stjärnspäckat - reflektioner från amerikanska presidentvalet 2020 av ledande forskare, ed. by Bolin, N., Falasca, K., Grusell, M., Nord, L. (Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet, DEMICOM, 2020).

Policy reports

Zhou, J., Dellmuth, L.M., Adams, K.M., Neset, T.-S., von Uexkull, N., The geopolitics of food security: Barriers to the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger, SIPRI Insights on Peace & Security, 11 (2020).

Mobjörk M, Gustafsson MT, Sonnsjö H, van Baalen S, Dellmuth LM and Bremberg N, “Climate-Related Security Risks. Towards an Integrated Approach (Stockholm: SIPRI, 2016) (76 p.).

Cheung, W et al. (2015) “ Predicting future oceans. Climate change, oceans & fisheries”, scientific report for the Nereus Program.

Policy briefs

Kural, E., Dellmuth, L.M., Gustafsson, M.T. “International organizations and adaptation governance: Lessons for policymaking” (Mistra Geopolitics, April 2021).

Dellmuth, L.M., Gustafsson, M.T., Bremberg, N. and Mobjörk, M., “Intergovernmental Organizations and Climate Security Challenges: Implications for Academic Research and Policymaking” (SIPRI Fact Sheet, December 2017).

Mobjörk M, van Baalen S, Bäckstrand K, Bremberg N, Dellmuth LM, Gustafsson MT and Sonnsjö H, “Climate change and violent conflict in East Africa - implications for policy”, policy brief April 2016.

Gustafsson MT, Bäckstrand K, Bremberg N, Dellmuth LM, Sonnsjö H, van Baalen S and Mobjörk M, “How to integrate climate and conflict risks in development cooperation – experiences and lessons learnt, policy brief April 2016.

Mobjörk M, Bäckstrand K, Gustafsson MT, Sonnsjö H, Dellmuth LM and Bremberg N, "The role of multilateral organisations in addressing climate change and its security risks, policy brief November 2015.

Van Baalen S, Bremberg N, Dellmuth LM, Gustafsson MT, Mobjörk M and Sonnsjö H, Climate Change and Security: Security risks and the role of multilateral organisations (Stockholm: Stockholm University, The Swedish Institute of International Affairs Stockholm Resilience Centre, 2015) (61 p.).

Ongoing projects


Glocalizing Climate Governance: The Role of Integrated Governance for a Just and Legitimate Adaptation to Climate Risks (Formas, 2019-2023)

This project focuses on the 'glocalization' of climate change adaptation through which global programs have ramifications for domestic adaptation to climate change. It asks how, when and why integrated governance of climate risks at the global level promotes legitimate and just climate change adaptation, with a particular focus on the global south. We examine these questions with a team of two PhD students, two postdocs, and two senior researchers. PI: Lisa Dellmuth.


Geopolitical impacts on state and stakeholder views on Arctic Governance (Mistra Geopolitics, 2021-2024)

Given complex and transboundary policy challenges confronting the Arctic, cooperation in the Arctic Council has deepened over the past three decades. This project aims to assist policy in achieving sustainable Arctic governance. A team of researchers at Stockholm University and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) will examine the geopolitical drivers of the views of state and non-state actors on Arctic governance. PI: Lisa Dellmuth. Postdoc: TBA.


Past projects


Mistra Geopolitics - Navigating a Secure and Sustainable Future Phase I, 2017-2020

At Stockholm University we examined how states and global institutions have addressed policy challenges related to geopolitical and environmental dynamics since the early 1990s. My publications in this project focus on climate change adaptation and can be found in Env Sci & Policy, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, Rev Int Stud, or under review. PI: Björn-Ola Linnér.


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