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Andersson, Krister



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research overview

  • Professor Andersson studies the local governance of natural resources in developing countries. In particular, his research seeks to understand the extent to which national policy interventions influence local decision making and actions regarding the use of natural resources.


  • environmental policy reform in developing countries, local governance of common-pool resources, the local politics of national policy interventions


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courses taught

  • PSCI 2116 - Introduction to Environmental Policy and Policy Analysis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2022
    Teaches a systematic general framework for the analysis of environmental policy issues. Analyzes the interaction of environmental sciences, ethics, and policy across a range of environmental policy problems. Stresses critical thinking and practical applications.
  • PSCI 7108 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2021
    Various topics not normally offered in the curriculum. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.
  • PSCI 7206 - Public Policy and the Governance of Natural Resources
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2022
    Addresses a basic empirical puzzle in comparative environmental policy: why are some governmental organizations able to create relatively functional governance arrangements for natural resources management, while many others fail to do so? More specifically, we will seek to understand the particular contextual conditions that make successful governance transformations more likely.


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