James Jerome John Cameron

Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Political Science
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Visiting address Gullhaug torg 1 0484 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1097 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic interests

Arms control

Nuclear strategy

The Cold War

International history

US history


Dr. James Cameron is a Postdoctoral Fellow (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo, where he is a member of the Oslo Nuclear Project. His research focuses on the history of arms control from the nineteenth century to the present and the lessons it holds for contemporary policy. He has previously been a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of War Studies at King's College London, at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University and Yale University's International Security Studies. He holds a PhD and BA in History from the University of Cambridge and an MPhil in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Oxford.


Selected publications



Povitkina, Marina and Ketevan Bolkvadze (2019) “Fresh pipes with dirty water: How quality of government shapes the provision of public goods in democracies”, European Journal of Political Research 58:4, 1191-1212

Povitkina, Marina (2018). Necessary but not Sustainable? The Limits of Democracy in Achieving Environmental Sustainability. Göteborg studies in politics 155, edited by Bo Rothstein, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg. Doctoral dissertation

Povitkina, Marina (2018) The Limits of Democracy in Tackling Climate Change. Environmental Politics 27(3): 411–432

Lægreid, Ole Martin and Marina Povitkina (2018) Do Political Institutions Moderate GDP-CO2 relationship? Ecological Economics 145: 441–450

Ahlbom Persson, Tove and Marina Povitkina (2017) “"Gimme Shelter": The role of democracy and quality of government in disaster preparedness” Political Research Quarterly 70(4): 833-847

Sjöstedt, Martin and Marina Povitkina (2017) “Vulnerability of Small Island Development States. How much difference can effective governments make?” Journal of Environment and Development 26(1): 82-105.

Boräng, Frida, Jagers, Sverker C. and Marina Povitkina (2016) “Political determinants of electricity provision in small island developing states” Energy Policy 98(c): 725-734

Jagers, Sverker C., Povitkina, Martin, Sjöstedt, Martin and Aksel Sundström (2016) “Paradise Islands? Island States and Environmental Performance” Sustainability 8(3): 285.

Povitkina, Marina, Jagers Sverker C., Sjöstedt, Martin and Aksel Sundström (2015) “Democracy, development and the marine environment - A global time-series investigation” Ocean & Coastal Management 105: 25-34.

Povitkina Marina (2015) “"Green" potential of small island states. A Comparative Study” in Bäckstrand Karin, Kronsell Annika (eds) “Rethinking the Green State: Environmental Governance towards Climate and Sustainability Transitions”, Routledge: London

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  • Cameron, James Jerome John (2020). The U.S. plans to withdraw from the Open Skies treaty. That’s a miscalculation. The Washington Post.
  • Cameron, James Jerome John & Rabinowitz, Or (2020). Trump officials have talked about resuming nuclear testing. Here’s why that would hurt the U.S. The Washington Post.

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