Marina Povitkina


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

About Marina Povitkina


Research interests: comparative environmental politics, climate 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

"Obstacles for Environmental NGOs in emerging democracies" with Ruth Carlitz and Ketevan Bolkvadze

"Corruption and climate change" with Aksel Sundström, Niklas Harring, and Sverker Jagers

"Corruption perceptions in Ukraine during the war" with Frank Borge Witzke and Lesley-Ann Daniels

"Why do people not cooperate in corrupt settings - money loss or ethical issues?", with Andrea Martinangeli, Sverker Jagers and Bo Rothstein

“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


SK2223 Environmental Problems within Social Science: From Tragedy of the Commons to Planetary Boundaries

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