Faculty of Social Sciences

Name Hans Blomkvist
Email Hans.Blomkvist@statsvet.uu.se
Department Department of Government
Position Docent, Universitetslektor
Faculty Social Sciences
Short bio NREGA; Natural resource management; Forestry; Collective action problems
Key words
Country focus India
Name Marcus Wangel
Email marcus.wangel@statsvet.uu.se
Department Department of Government
Position PhD Candidate
Faculty Social Sciences
Short bio

I do research on natural resource politics and governance in developing countries in the Global South. More specifically, I examine the role and influence of public bureaucracies and the state in shaping and carrying out natural resource policies aiming towards both conservation and human development. Under what conditions do they succeed or fail? Of further specialisation are participatory models of resource management and the impact of decentralisation reforms on resource governance systems. I primarily rely on qualitative methods of analysis.

Addressing these questions is of central importance given the rapid growth and modernisation currently occurring in many developing countries, especially in light of changing climate patterns and political instability. Geographically, my research interest lies primarily in South Asia (and particularly India), a region I observe closely with regards to political and social developments. 

In my doctoral dissertation I focus on the above questions in the context of southern India, where I have conducted qualitative fieldwork in the State of Kerala for a total of eight months during the period November 2013 - March 2015. 

Key words Environmental Governance; Forestry; Policy Reform; Polycentricity; Institutional Change; Kerala; India
Country focus India
Name Sten Widmalm
Email sten.widmalm@statsvet.uu.se
Department Department of Government
Position Professor
Faculty Social Sciences
Short bio I am currently doing research on political tolerance, democracy, ethnic conflicts, decentralization reforms, corruption and social capital in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh.
Key words tolerance, democracy, corruption, social capital, conflict
Country focus Bangladesh, India, Pakistan
Name Jakob Svensson
Email jakob.svensson@im.uu.se
Department Department of Informatics and Media
Position Associate Professor
Faculty Social Sciences
Short bio Media Democracy and Social Change - primarily India
Key words
Country focus India
Name Ashok Swain
Email ashok.swain@pcr.uu.se
Department Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Position Professor
Faculty Social Sciences
Short bio Ashok Swain is Professor in Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University and Professor at the Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development, Department of Earth Sciences. He received his PhD from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in 1991, and since then he has been teaching at the Uppsala University. He has been a Mac Arthur Fellow at the University of Chicago, visiting professor at UN Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva; University Witwatersrand, South Africa, University of Science, Malaysia, University of British Columbia, University of Maryland, Stanford University and McGill University. He has written extensively on security and development issues.
Key words security, development, migration, diaspora, environmental security, peacebuilding, democracy, social movements, water
Country focus Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, South Asia (regional)
Name Colin Walch
Email colin.walch@pcr.uu.se
Department Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Position PhD candidate
Faculty Social Sciences
Short bio Comparative study between India (Odisha) and the Philippinnes (Leyte) regarding natural disaster prepardness.
Key words Disaster Risk Reduction
Country focus India, Philippines
Name Florian Krampe
Email florian.krampe@pcr.uu.se
Department Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Position PhD candidate
Faculty Social Sciences
Short bio My current research is focusing on environmental peacebuilding, as the link between post-conflict peacebuilding and environmental politics. I study particularly the consequences of climate change mitigation on peacebuilding and resilience in Nepal. As well as Peacebuilding in Afghanistan.
Key words Peacebuilding, climate change, peace, Nepal, water
Country focus Afghanistan, Nepal, South Asia (regional)
Name Kristine Höglund
Email kristine.hoglund@pcr.uu.se
Department Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Position Associate Professor
Faculty Social Sciences
Short bio Research on post-war Sri Lanka. Special focus on issues related to gender and transitional justice processes.
Key words Sri Lanka, conflict, gender, peacebuilding, transitional justice, reconciliation
Country focus Sri Lanka
Name Hannah Bradby
Email hannah.bradby@soc.uu.se
Department Department of Sociology
Position Professor
Faculty Social Sciences
Short bio Much of my research has been with people of South Asian descent in the UK, in terms of health outcomes, identity and discrimination.
Key words health, racism, ethnicity, religion
Country focus India, Pakistan