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Bo Petersson
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citat My primary research interests have for several years been situated within the fields of identity construction, nationalism, stereotypes, scapegoating, xenophopia and local responses to multiculturalism. I am especially intrigued by the interplay between local and national identity discourses and actions. citat
I am Professor of political science and IMER (International Migration and Ethnic Relations) at Malmö University. I was previously full (promoted) Professor of Political Science at Lund University 2006-2009, where I was also Senior Lecturer of Political Science since 1996. During 2009 I was also Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Political Science, and 2005-2009 I was Deputy Head of the Centre for European Studies at Lund University (CFE). Since my early academic career, I have dealt extensively with Russia and the former Soviet Union. Even though I for several years thought that I had left this geographical field of analysis more or less for good, I find myself having started to analyse this object of study again. So far, apart from my doctoral dissertation (The Soviet Union and Peacetime Neutrality in Europe. A Study of Soviet Political Language, Lund Political Studies 1990) I have written three monographs, co-edited two volumes and written numerous chapters and articles on Russia and the former Soviet Union. This includes some writing I have done on Central Asia, especially Tajikistan, and the Caspian region. A recent phase of my scholarly development has been concerned with reconnecting my theoretical fields of interest in nationalism and identity constructions with my empirical field of interest in Russia. In general terms, my primary research interests have for several years been situated within the fields of identity construction, nationalism, stereotypes, scapegoating, xenophopia and local responses to multiculturalism. I am especially intrigued by the interplay between local and national identity discourses and actions. I look into matters of socio-cultural risk and how constructions thereof relate to majority views about immigrants and contending communities of value. One of my monographs concerns majority populations in local communities in Sweden and their views and prejudices about immigrant groups, often refugees and asylum-seekers. It deals with perceived challenges to ingrained habits and traditions and defensive mechanisms that may be triggered by them. The book, Stories about Strangers: Swedish Media Constructions of Socio-Cultural Risk (University Press of America, Lanham, 2006), is a collection of stories about ways in which socio-cultural risk is perceived, constructed and narrated in the local media and what consequences this may bring. In brief, Stories... is chiefly about the power of stereotypes. The project which led to the publication of Stories... was funded by the Swedish Emergency Management Agency 2002-2003 and the Jenz and Carl-Olof Hamrin Foundation in 2004. Some early findings had already been reported elsewhere, i.a. in an article in International Journal of Peace Studies (March, 2003). Related to the theme of Stories... was also the volume Bortom stereotyperna? Invandrare och integration i Danmark och Sverige ("Beyond the stereotypes? Immigrants and integration in Denmark and Sweden") which I edited together with Ulf Hedetoft and Lina Sturfelt. The book, which represented a rather vast spectrum of views in the contemporary debate about integration and immigration, was published in 2006 by Makadam Publishers, Göteborg and the Centre for Danish Studies at Lund University. Similarly, my interest in encounters between majority populations and minority groups is borne out in an the edited volume Bo Petersson and Katharine Tyler: Majority Cultures and the Everyday Politics of Ethnic Difference: Whose House Is This?, which was published by Palgrave in 2008. Besides Stories about Strangers, my most important monograph so far has been National Self-Images and Regional Identities in Russia (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001). The study was the outcome of a three-year research project, supported by the Swedish Research Council. The book builds on 110 in-depth interviews with federal and, above all, regional parliamentarians in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Perm, Volgograd, and Khabarovsk. The main results indicated crucial intra-national tensions and a certain lack of internal cohesion in the Russian Federation, and I would say that they enhance the understanding of the climate that brought Vladimir Putin to presidential power in the year 2000. Other books that I have been involved in are e.g. Bo Petersson & Alexa Robertson (red.): Identitetsstudier i praktiken (Malmö: Liber 2003), and Bo Petersson & Eric Clark (eds.): Identity Dynamics and the Construction of Boundaries (Lund: Nordic Academic Press 2003). The former was an outcome of the discussions in a national research network among Swedish political scientists who were united by their interest in methodological aspects of studies of collective identities. The meetings of the group were held under the aegis of the Swedish political science network for European studies. The latter volume was the fruit of a cross-disciplinary Ph D course held at Lund University in 2001-2002, where political scientists and human geographers took part along with linguists and area studies specialists. Turning to more recent projects I am the main applicant of a project (together with the architects of the study, fellow political scientist Mikael Sundström and psychologist Robert Holmberg, both at Lund University) on "Legitimacy, knowledge creation and practical drift in information security management". The project is designed as a three-year enterprise and is supported by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB). In 2008-2010 I was a team member of a three-year project supported by the Swedish Research Council with Associate Professor Kristina Riegert at Södertörn University as the project leader. The project was titled "Media and European Identity: National or Regional Media Perceptions of the USA?" Together with Emil Persson I co-authored the piece “Coveted, Detested and Unattainable? Images of the US Superpower Role and the Self-Images of Russia in Russian Print Media Discourse 1984-2009" which was published in a special issue of the Journal of Intercultural Studies (2010, 14:1). The article explored how the image of the United States of America developed in two major Russian daily newspapers over a period of time from 1984 and 2009. The time span chosen for analysis was by way of drama almost unprecedented in Russian history: from the position of stagnant superpower under the name of the Soviet Union in the 1980s, via the chaos and the political, economic and social downfall in the aftermath of the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the 1990s, to the partial comeback to the status of great power status in the first decade of the 21st century. As a spin-off publication from this project I recently submitted a chapter for a forthcoming volume of European Studies, Rodopi, which will be published in 2011/2012 under the excellent editorship of my colleagues Conny Mithander, John Sundholm and Adrian Velicu at Karlstad University. My contribution is titled ‘The Eternal Great Power Meets the Recurring Times of Troubles: Twin Political Myths in Contemporary Russian Politics’, and the volume where it will appear is called European Cultural Memory post-1989. Look out for it in late 2011 or early 2012. This chapter advances the idea that two potent political myths, one about Russia’s historically preordained great power status and the other about the frequent inhibitions to the great power aspirations due to domestic weakness, foreign intervention and general Times of Troubles (“smuta”), are partly symbiotic, partly countervailing and reflect major dynamics of contemporary political life in Russia. Illustrations are given of the use of these two myths and collective memory in post-Soviet political practice. This analytical perspective provides a key to the understanding of the domestic popularity of the former president Vladimir Putin and, conversely, of the negative assessments characterizing Boris Yeltsin’s presidencies in the 1990s. Having received a letter of intent of to publish from a well esteemed publisher in the US I intend to expand the argument into a monograph to be published hopefully towards the end of 2013.

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Migration, Identity, Communication and Security
  • Publications

  • Selected publications from Malmö University Electronic Publishing.

    Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
    Petersson, Bo (2014) "Vera-Larrucea, Constanza : "Citizenship by Citizens: first generation nationals with Turkish ancestry on lived citizenship in Paris and Stockholm"" 173-180, Fahlbeckska stiftelsen, ISSN 0039-0747,

    Petersson, Bo (2014) "Still Embodying the Myth? : Russia’s Recognition as a Great Power and the Sochi Winter Games" Problems of Post-Communism;1, 30-40, M.E. Sharpe, ISSN 1075-8216, DOI [länk],

    Petersson, Bo (2013) "The eternal great power meets the recurring times of troubles : twin political myths in contemporary Russian politics" European Studies: A Journal of European Culture, History and Politics;, 301-326, Rodopi, ISSN 1568-1858, URL [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Petersson, Bo (2013) "Från kaos till ordning och storhet : Politisk myt i Putins Ryssland" Nordisk Østforum;2, 141-157, Universitetsforlaget, ISSN 1891-1773, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Petersson, Bo, Persson, Emil (2010) "Coveted, detested and unattainable? Images of the US superpower role and self-images of Russia in Russian print media discourse" International Journal of Cultural Studies;1, 71-89, Sage, ISSN 1367-8779, DOI [länk],

    Petersson, Bo (2010) "Vad angår oss Rysslands affärer? Ryssland och Sovjetunionen i svensk statsvetenskaplig forskning" Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift;5, 603-616, Fahlbeckska stiftelsen, ISSN 0039-0747, URL [länk],

    Scientific Journal Articles
    Petersson, Bo, Vamling, Karina (2013) "Display window or tripwire? : the Sochi winter games, the Russian great power ideal and the legitimacy of Vladimir Putin" Euxeinos;12, 6-14, Center for Governance and Culture in Europe, University of S:t Gallen, ISSN 2296-0708, URL [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Petersson, Bo (2011) "Master of the House: Putin, the Presidency and Political Myth in Russia" Baltic Rim Economies;3, 36-37, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, URL [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Monographs
    Petersson, Bo, Johansson, Christina (red./ed.) | (2013) IMER idag : aktuella perspektiv på internationell migration och etniska relationer. Liber, 303, ISBN 9789147098774,

    Petersson, Bo, Vamling, Karina (red./ed.) | (2013) The Sochi Predicament : Contexts, Characteristics and Challenges of the Olympic Winter Games in 2014. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 258, ISBN 978-1-4438-4937-1, 1-4438-4937-5,

    Chapters in Monographs
    Petersson, Bo, Johansson, Christina (red./ed.) | Popoola, Margareta, Listerborn, Carina, Alwall, Jonas (2013) Migration och urbanitet. Liber, 272 - 295, ISBN 978-91-47-09877-4,

    Petersson, Bo, Johansson, Christina (red./ed.) | Johansson, Christina, Petersson, Bo (2013) IMER i går, idag, i morgon: En inledning. Liber, 7-25, ISBN 9789147098774,

    Petersson, Bo, Johansson, Christina (red./ed.) | Haavisto, Camilla, Petersson, Bo (2013) Invandrare och integration i traditionell nyhetsjournalistik och sociala medier. Liber, 215-246, ISBN 978-91-47-09877-4,

    Petersson, Bo, Vamling, Karina (red./ed.) | Jönsson, Kutte (2013) Environmental ethics and the Olympics : on the reconstruction of nature for sport. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 55-72, ISBN 978-1-4438-4937-1, 1-4438-4937-5, URL [länk],

    Petersson, Bo, Johansson, Christina (red./ed.) | Nordin, Magdalena (2013) Religion och migration. Liber, 112-133, ISBN 978-91-47-09877-4,

    Petersson, Bo, Vamling, Karina (red./ed.) | Tchantouria, Revaz (2013) Abkhazia and the Preparations for the Sochi Games : Possibilities and Conditions. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 218-228, ISBN 978-1-4438-4937-1,

    Petersson, Bo, Johansson, Christina (red./ed.) | Hellström, Anders, Kiiskinen, Jenny (2013) Populismens dubbla ansikte. Liber, 186-214, ISBN 978-91-47-09877-4,

    Petersson, Bo, Vamling, Karina (red./ed.) | Book, Karin (2013) The Sochi winter games : marketing and sustainable development - or neither nor?. Cambridge Scholars, 41-54, ISBN 978-1-4438-4937-1, 1-4438-4937-5, URL [länk],

    Petersson, Bo, Vamling, Karina (red./ed.) | Petersson, Bo, Vamling, Karina (2013) The Sochi Winter Olympic Games : Walking a Tightrope. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 1-18, ISBN 1-4438-4937-5, 978-1-4438-4937-1, URL [länk],

    Petersson, Bo, Vamling, Karina (red./ed.) | Funch Hansen, Lars (2013) Sochi as a Site of Circassian Long-Distance Memorialisation. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 95-123, ISBN 978-1-4438-4937-1,

    Petersson, Bo (2012) "Dissertation review : the struggle between Romanianists and Moldovanists" 40-42, the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) Södertörn University, ISSN 2000-2955, URL [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Taras, Ray (red./ed.) | Petersson, Bo (2012) Mirror, mirror…: myth-making, self-images and views of the US ‘Other’ in contemporary Russia. Routledge, 11-23, ISBN 978-0-415-52058-4, URL [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Almqvist, Kurt, Gerner, Kristian (red./ed.) | Petersson, Bo (2012) Den svenska neutraliteten - reflektioner kring politisk myt och nationell identitet. Axel och Margaret Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse, 109-118, ISBN 978-91-89672-45-1,

    Erman, Eva, Uhlin, Anders (red./ed.) | Kinnvall, Catarina, Petersson, Bo (2010) Diaspora groups, transnational activism and democratic legitimacy. Palgrave Macmillan, 130-152, ISBN 9780230239074,

    Hedetoft, Ulf, Petersson, Bo, Sturfelt, Lina (red./ed.) | Johansson, Christina (2006) Borta bra men hemma bäst? : Om frivillig återvandring från Sverige och Danmark. Makadam förlag, 328-348, ISBN 978-91-7061-026-4,

    Other publishing
    Petersson, Bo (2012) "Johansson, Andreas: Dissenting Democrats. Nation and Democracy in the Republic of Moldova." 317-324, Fahlbeckska stiftelsen, ISSN 0039-0747,

    Petersson, Bo (2010) "Anna C. Spånning: “Towards Institutional Stabilization and Development? A Study of Inter-Organizational Cooperation in the Tajik Cotton Industry”" 316-324, Fahlbeckska stiftelsen, ISSN 0039-0747,
  • Other tasks and merits

  • Employment History: 2011 (July--) Chair Professor of International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), 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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