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Bo Petersson

Bo Petersson is Professor of Political Science and IMER (International Migration and Ethnic Relations) at Malmö University, Sweden, where he is also Advisor to the Vice Chancellor on Doctoral Studies and Research, and (together with Professor Karina Vamling) Director of the research platform Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR). His special areas of interest include Russian politics and society, legitimacy and legitimation strategies, area studies, nationalism and identity, political myth and political language, as well as the diffusion of non-democratic and illiberal norms and how to counteract them. His most recent publications include Bo Petersson & Karina Vamling (eds): The Sochi Predicament: Contexts, Characteristics and Challenges of the Olympic Winter Games in 2013 (Cambridge Scholars, 2013; Hans-Åke Persson, Bo Petersson & Cecilie Stokholm Banke (eds): Playing Second Fiddle? Contending Visions of Europe’s Future Development (Universus Academic Press, 2015); and articles in the journals of Demokratizatsiya, East European Politics, Europe-Asia Studies, Forum for EthnoGeopolitics, International Journal of Cultural Studies, NordeuropaForum, Sport in Society and Problems of Post-Communism.

Research platforms

Rethinking Democracy pil show
Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR) pil show

Faculties and departments

Department of Global Political Studies pil show
Faculty of Culture and Society pil show

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Visiting address: Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Niagara,
Postal address:Malmö universitet, 205 06 Malmö
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Illiberal Challenges to Democracy in Europe (2018)
Filosofiska rummet (om A. Dugin), 7 April 2019
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  • Employment History: Sept 2017-- Advisor to the Vice Chancellor on Doctoral Studies and Research 2016 -- Co-Director of RUCARR (Research platform on Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research) 2013-2017 (August) Pro Dean/Research and Doctoral Studies, Faculty of Culture and Society, Malmö University 2012-2013: Acting Pro Dean, Faculty of Culture and Society, Malmö University 2011 --- Chair Professor of Political Science & IMER (International Migration and Ethnic Relations), Malmö University 2010-2011 Chair Professor, Global Political Studies, Malmö University 2006- 2009 Professor, Lund University (Political Science). 2005-2009 Deputy Head, Centre for European Studies, Lund University (50% activity). 1996-2006 Senior Lecturer, Lund University (Political Science). 1993-1996 Assistant Professor, Uppsala University (East European Studies). 1990-1992: 1st secretary, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. 1988-1990: Lecturer, Lund University (political science; Russian studies). 1986-1988: Visiting scholar, Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Stockholm. 1985-1986: Assisting teacher, Lund University (political science). Higher Education and Qualifications: 2006: Professor in Political Science, Lund University. 1999: Associate Professor (docent) in Political Science at Lund University 1990: PhD in political science, Lund University, Sweden, dissertation: The Soviet Union and Peacetime Neutrality in Europe. A Study of Soviet Political Language Lund University, 1984: Bachelor of Science, Lund University (political science, Russian and economics). Research grants: 2011 (co-applicant), Interreg IV A –“An Exemplary Region of Knowledge”, joint project between Malmö University and Roskilde University Center, sub project on “Europeanization and Globalization” (totalt 1 006 200 EUR) 2010, Carl-Olof och Jenz Hamrins Stiftelse, PhD project on the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi 2014, (1,2 mkr, main applicant with Prof. Karina Vamling, MaH) 2009, Fahlbeckska stiftelsen, seminar series about Russia and its neighbours (140 000 SEK, main applicant). 2008-2011, Crisis Management Board: “Legitimacy, knowledge creation and practical drift in information security management”. (2,8 mkr; main applicant). 2008-2013, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond: ”Democracy Beyond the Nation State? Transnational Actors in Global Governance” (33 mkr, co-applicant; active commitment 2008-2009, main applicant: Prof. Christer Jönsson, LU), project participant 2008-2009. 2008-2010. Swedish Research Council, ”Mass Media and European Identity – national or regional media images of the US?” (2,2 mkr, co-applicant. Main applicant: Prof. Stig-Arne Nohrstedt, Örebro University) 2006: Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, ”Energy and security in Europe”, (150 000 SEK; main applicant). 2003: Carl-Olof och Jenz Hamrins Stiftelse, “Local newspapers and images of strangers” (416 000 SEK; main applicant). 2002-2003, Civil Preparedness Board, ÖCB, Nationalisms and the Others: safeguarding the national and resistance to the strange (SEK 1 280 000; main applicant) 2000-2002, Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, HSFR, Boundaries of EU Enlargement (SEK 1 230 000; main applicant) 1997-1999, Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, HSFR, Russian Self- Images and Foreign-Policy Orientations in a Time of Change (SEK 1 301 000; main applicant) 1993, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, (Russian archive study, main applicant), 450 000 SEK. Honours & administrative qualifications: 2011: Member of Nation Expert Group of Bachelor and Master Thesis Assessment in Political Science and related disciplines, Swedish National Agency for Higher Education. 2010- Chair of the Steering Group for the Northern Dimension Institute (Finland) Member and Chair of the Board of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres (Vienna) Member of the Review College, Eurocores programme, European Science Foundation 2009- Member of Review Panel for the Social Sciences and the Humanities, the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) Member of International Review Panel (Chair), Eurocorecode, European Science Foundation; Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Political Science, Lund University (2009-2009) 2008-2010: Member of the Research Advisory Board of the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, Södertörn University, Stockholm. Assignments as faculty opponent at viva: 3 times (Göteborg 1999, Växjö 2007, Karlstad 2010). Assignments as external academic expert (‘sakkunnig’): Recruitment of Professor/Chair: 2 (European studies, Aalborg, Denmark; European studies, Copenhagen, Denmark). Promotion to Full Professor: 3 (Media studies, U. of Tartu, Estonia; Comparative politics, U. of Tartu; Political science, Linköping University). Recruitments of lecturers/senior lecturers: 5 (Aabenraa, Denmark; 2 x Malmö; Uppsala; Linköping; Stockholm). Recruitment of post doc-researcher: 1 (Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation/Swedish Mediterranean Research Institutes) Promotion to associate professor (‘docent’): 2 (Södertörn, Uppsala). Project grant applications: 15 (Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation; Baltic Sea Foundation; Croatian Science Foundation; Rustaveli Foundation (Georgia) Publication grants: 2 (Swedish Research Council). Institutional grants/scholarship grants: 4 (STINT; as external reviewer, prior to 2009) Peer reviewer: Acta Sociologica (1), American Studies in Scandinavia (1);Cooperation and Conflict (2);Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (1); Ethics and Global Politics (1); the European Legacy (1); Geografiska Annaler, serie B (1); International Journal of Peace Studies (1); International Political Science Review (2); Journal of Contemporary European Research (1); Journal of International Relations and Development (1); Norsk tidsskrift for migrasjonsforskning (1); Palgrave Macmillan (book proposal(1), Sage Publications (book proposal (1)), Scandinavian Political Studies (3), Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift (2); Theoria: Journal of Social and Political Theory (1). Supervised PhD Theses, Lund University: Ulrika Jerre: Conflicting Logics? Implementing Capacity and EU Adaptation in a Postcommunist Context (defended 13 May 2005) Anders Hellström: bringing Europe down to earth (defended 7 June 2006). Sara Kalm: Governing Global Migration (defended 28 November 2008) Nesrin Uçarlar: Between Majority Power and Minority Resistance: Kurdish Linguistic Rights in Turkey (defended 30 October 2009) Lisa Strömbom: Revisiting the Past: Israeli Identity, Thick Recognition and Conflict Transformation (defended 12 November 2010) Supervised PhD Thesis, Université Jean Moulin, Lyon 3: Yan Sayegh: Nationalism as a Social Imaginary: Negotiations of social significance and (dis)integrating discourses in Britain, France and Poland (co-supervisor; defended 8 April 2011) Present PhD supervision: Emil Persson, Malmö University (main supervisor) Annelie Schlaug, Malmö University (main supervisor) Fabian Pfeiffer, Universität Ernst Moritz-Arndt, Greifswald (co-supervision) Mi Lennhag, Dept of Political Science, Lund University (co-supervision) Mia Olsson, Dept of Political Science, Lund University (co-supervision) Select bibliography Monographs: Sovjetunionen och neutraliteten i Europa. Sovjetiska kommentarer om Finlands, Schweiz, Sveriges och Österrikes neutralitetspolitik 1955-1988, Utrikespolitiska Institutet/MH Publishing, Stockholm/Göteborg 1989 The Soviet Union and Peacetime Neutrality in Europe. A Study of Soviet Political Language, MH Publishing, Göteborg, 1990 (PhD diss) Med Moskvas ögon. Bedömningar av svensk utrikespolitik under Stalin och Chrusjtjov, Arena, Stockholm, 1994 National Self-Images and Regional Identities in Russia; Ashgate, Aldershot 2001 Stories about Strangers: Swedish Media Constructions of Socio-Cultural Risk. University Press of America, Lanham, 2006. Edited volumes: (with Ingvar Svanberg, eds.): Det nya Centralasien. Fem forna sovjetrepubliker i omvandling, Studentlitteratur, Lund, 1996 (with Klas-Göran Karlsson and Barbara Törnquist-Plewa eds.): Collective Identities in an Era of Transformations. Analysing Developments in East and Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union, Lund University Press, Lund 1998 (with Alexa Robertson, eds.): Identitetsstudier i praktiken, Liber, Malmö 2003. (with Eric Clark, eds): Identity Dynamics and the Construction of Boundaries, Nordic Academic Press, Lund 2003. (with Ulf Hedetoft och Lina Sturfelt, eds): Bortom stereotyperna? Invandring och integration i Danmark och Sverige, Makadam, Göteborg 2006. (with Katharine Tyler, eds): Majority Cultures and the Everyday Politics of Ethnic Difference: Whose House is This? Palgrave, London, 2008 Edited conference volumes: (with Jussi Laine, Sergei Prozorov & Helena Rytövuori-Apunen, eds): The Bologna Process on the Ground: Experiences of Nordic-Baltic-Russian Cooperation in Higher Education, CFE Conference Papers Series, No. 1, Lund 2007, (with Barbara Törnquist-Plewa, eds): Energy Security in Europe. Proceedings from a conference in Lund, CFE Conference Papers Series No. 2, Lund 2008. (with Barbara Törnquist-Plewa, eds): Remembering Europe’s Expelled Peoples of the Twentieth Century, CFE Conference Papers Series, No. 3 (2009). Selected articles, book chapters etc. “Russia, the Near Abroad, and the Reborn Russian Assertiveness: The Case of Tajikistan”, Central Asian and the Caucasus Review No. 5, pp 159-170 (1996) ”Ryssland, Centralasien och den problematiska återintegreringen”, Nordisk Æstforum vol. 11, no. 2, pp 47-58 (1997) (with Charlotte Wagnsson:) ”A State of War: Russian Leaders and Citizens Interpret the Chechen Conflict”, Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, vol. 101, no. 2, pp 167-181 (1998) ”National Self-Images among Russian Regional Politicians: Comparing a Pilot Study on Perm and the Case of St. Petersburg”, CFE Working paper series, no. 1, (1998) ”Russia and Post-Soviet Central Asia: Re-Integration Ahead?”; Mirja Juntunen & Birgit N. Schlyter (ed): Return to the Silk Routes: Current Scandinavian Research on Central Asia, pp 135-147, Kegan Paul, London (1999) ”Centralasien - fast i återvändsgränden”, Klas-Göran Karlsson (ed): Östeuropa. Länder på skilda vägar, Lund: Fontes, pp 117-140 (1999) ”A Tale of Four Cities: Studying National Self-Images among Russian Regional Politicians in Perm, St. Petersburg, Volgograd, and Khabarovsk”, The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, 23, 3, pp 251-284 (1999). “Utvinningsproblem vid Kaspiska havet”, Farid Abbaszadegan and Frans Wennberg (eds.): Oljan - en förbannelse?, Uppsala: Skrifter utgivna av Sällskapet för asienstudier no. 10 (1999) “Identifying the Enemy Within: Internal Enemy Images and Collective Identity in Russia”, P. Månson (ed): East Europe Ten Years After Communism. Transforming Power and Economy, Centre for European Research, GöteborgUniversity, Report no. 9 (2000). ”Combating Uncertainty, Combating the Global: Scapegoating, Xenophobia and the National-Local Nexus”, International Journal of Peace Studies, Spring 2003. (with Anders Hellström): ”The Return of the Kings: Temporality and the Construction of EU Identity”, European Societies, 2003, vol 5:3, 235-252.. (with Anders Hellström, ’Stereotyper i vardagen: Bilder av ”de främmande”’, Karin Borevi & Per Strömblad (eds.) Kategorisering och integration. Stockholm: SOU 2004:48 ”Globalization, Renationalization and Reception of Strangers”, International Conference on Modernization Process in Central Asia: Models of the Future, Conference Proceedings; Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages/NATO, Almaty, Kazakhstan (2004), 5-9. ‘Strangers in Our Midst: Stereotyping in Local Media’, Hans Brinks, Stella Rock & Edward Timms (eds.) Nationalist Myths and Modern Media: Contested Identities in the Age of Globalization, London: I. B. Tauris, 2006. ’Tulpaner och brustna grenar: om ledare, legitimitet och klaner i Centralasien’, Christer Jönsson & Magnus Jerneck (red): I ledande ställning, Studentlitteratur, Lund, 195-207 (2006). ’Invandring och integration i Danmark och Sverige: Likt och olikt i debatt och politisk praxis”, Ulf Hedetoft, Bo Petersson och Lina Sturfelt (red): Bortom stereotyperna? Invandring och integration i Danmark och Sverige, Makadam/Centrum för Danmarksstudier, Göteborg/Lund, 7-25 (2006). ’Sweden’s evergreen political parties divide over EU’s climate strategy’, Europe’s World, Summer 2007. ’The Power of Stereotypes and Enemy Images: The Case of the Chechen Wars’, Bo Petersson & Katharine Tyler (eds): Majority Cultures and the Everyday Politics of Ethnic Difference: Whose House is This? Palgrave, London, 2008, 155-168 Bo Petersson & Katharine Tyler: ’The Making and Breaking of Difference: Concluding Thoughts’, Majority Cultures and the Everyday Politics of Ethnic Difference: Whose House is This? Palgrave, London, 2008, 226-237. ‘Putin as Peter: Russia’s Return to Great Power Status’, Karin Aggestam & Magnus Jerneck (eds): Diplomacy in Theory and Practice, Liber 2009, 413-426. ’Hot Conflict and Everyday Banality: Enemy images, scapegoats and stereotypes that are lived by’, Development 52:4, 460-466, 2009 Catarina Kinnvall & Bo Petersson: ‘Diaspora groups, transnational activism and democratic legitimacy’, Eva Erman & Anders Uhlin (eds): Legitimacy Beyond the State? Re-examining the Democratic Credentials of Transnational Actors, Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 130-152, 2010. Bo Petersson & Emil Persson ‘Coveted, detested and unattainable? Images of the US superpower role and self-images of Russia in Russian print media discourse 1984, 1994, 2004, 2009’, International Journal of Cultural Studies 14:1, 71-89, 2010 ‘Vad angår oss Rysslands affärer? Ryssland och Sovjetunionen i svensk statsvetenskaplig forskning’, Magnus Jerneck & Björn Badersten (eds): Kontraster och nyanser: Svensk statsvetenskap i brytningstid’, Lund: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift (special issue 112, 5), 603-616, 2010. ‘The Eternal Great Power Meets the Recurring Times of Troubles: Twin Political Myths in Contemporary Russian Politics’, In European Cultural Memory post-1989, eds. Conny Mithander, John Sundholm and Adrian Velicu, European Studies: Rodopi, forthcoming 2011.

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