Sirianne Dahlum

Associate Professor - Department of Political Science
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Mobile phone +4791181579
Room 830
Visiting address Gullhaug torg 1 0484 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1097 Blindern 0317 Oslo
Other affiliations Department of Education (Student)

Academic interests

Democratization, democratic erosion, mass mobilisation and protest, authoritarian regimes, mass attitudes, political violence and civil war, quantitative methods, causal inference. 

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2020- Associate Professor, University of Oslo

2018- Senior Researcher, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

2019-2020 Research Fellow, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School

2017-2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Varieties of Democracy Institute (V-Dem), Gothenburg University

2015 Research Fellow, Department of Political Science, Columbia University 



2017. PhD in Political Science, University of Oslo

2013. MA in Political Science, University of Oslo

2010. MSc in Comparative Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)


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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