Marina Povitkina


Department of Political
Visiting address
Sprängkullsgatan 19
41123 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 711
40530 Göteborg

About Marina Povitkina

Postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Collective Action Research

Research interests: collective action, comparative environmental politics, corruption, democracy, the performance of public administration, management of marine resources, political organization of small island states, and quantitative methodology.

Interview with Marina about her research on E-IR

Work in Progress

Institutional quality causes social trust: Survey and experimental evidence on trusting under the shadow of doubt, Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance No. 2020-04, with Andrea Martinangeli, Sverker Jagers and Bo Rothstein

“Environmental protection in authoritarian settings: Investigating the role of interest group activity”, QoG Working Paper 2020:4, with Ruth Carlitz

"Friend or Foe? Empirical Examination of the Relationship between Different Types of Democracy and Environmental Commitments", co-authored with Sverker Jagers

“What do people mean by (un)fair climate policies?” with Simon Matti, Sverker Jagers and Johan Martinsson

“Democratic consequences of natural disasters”, with Oskar Rydén, Sverker Jagers and Martin Sjöstedt

“How to research corruption? Critical reflections on concepts, data and methods in (anti-) corruption research”, co-editor of a Handbook, with Oksana Huss, Ilona Wysmulek, Nils Köbis and Christopher Starke

"Quality of Government and Environmental Sustainability", co-authored with Simon Matti, book chapter in the Handbook of Quality of Government.

"Behavioral Collective Action" co-authored with Jon Pierre, Guy Peters and Lina Eriksson.

"Why are some democracies greener than others? An empirical investigation". Presented at European Political Science Association general conference in Brussels, Belgium, 23-25 June 2016.


Lecturer and seminar leader within courses:

  • Miljöpolitikens Villkor (Environmental Politics)
  • Naturresurhushållning (Natural Resource Management)
  • Environmental Politics and Institutions
  • EU:s marine directives and policy

Earlier: Prospects for Environmental Politics, Introduction to Environmental Politics, International Administration and Global Governance

Mini-lecture "State Capacity and the Environment" for high school students

Online course in research methods "How to research corruption?" (in Ukrainian)


PhD in Political Science (2018) University of Gothenburg Doctoral dissertation: "Necessary but not Sustainable? The Limits of Democracy in Achieving Environmental Sustainability"

Master's degree in International Administration and Global Governance (2012), University of Gothenburg

Master's degree in International Economic Relations (2009), V.N. Karazin Kharkov National University, Ukraine