Lina M. Eriksson

researcher at Department of Government, Faculty

Email:
lina.eriksson[AT-sign]statsvet.uu.se
Visiting address:
Gamla Torget 6
Postal address:
Box 514
751 20 UPPSALA

Short presentation

PhD

Degrees:

PhD in Political Science, Legitimacy & Accountability in the Management of Natural Disasters,
Department of Government, Uppsala University & Centre for Natural Disaster Science (CNDS), Sweden.

MA Ethnic Conflicts and Conflict Resolutions, Asylum Immigration and Integration, University of Waterloo, Canada.

MSc Political Sciences, Economics and International Development, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden.

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My courses

Biography


On May 20, 2017 I defended my dissertation entitled Natural Disasters and National Politics. The focus of the dissertation are two natural disasters and three sequential elections. The 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, the 2005 Storm Gudrun and the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Swedish Parliamentary Elections. In short, in my dissertation I investigate accountability in regards to the crises responses of these two natural disasters and, specifically, if it has occurred in the form of reduced vote support for the 2006 Social democratic incumbent.

An introduction to the thesis in English is available here:
https://uu.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:1071124/FULLTEXT01.pdf

Popular science summaries and media coverage of the thesis in Swedish are available here:

http://www.forskning.se/2017/05/22/stormen-gudrun-fallde-s-regeringen-2006/

http://www.atl.nu/lantbruk/gudrun-blaste-borgarnas-vag/

http://svenskhistoria.se/stormen-gudrun-fallde-s-regeringen/

http://www.smp.se/ledare/fallde-gudrun-regeringen/

https://www.smalandsdagblad.se/article/nar-stormen-kommer/

http://statskoll.se/nyheter/gudrun-fallde-s-regeringen/

http://www.krisbron.se/nyheter-och-omvrdsbecakning/kunskap-och-forskning/stormengudrunfaelldes-regeringen2006

Research Areas:

The Political Economy of Natural Disasters: Legitimacy and Accountability in the Management of Natural Disasters; Exogenous Shocks and Retrospective Voting. Asylum Immigration and Integration. Nations and Nationalism. Crisis Response and Crisis Management. Interdisciplinary Research.

Teaching:

In fall of 2013 as well as spring and fall of 2014, I taught in the course Citizen and Society, which is part of Political Science A (100). I have also supervised theses work at Bachelor and Master levels, as well as taught in the quantitative part of the methods course in the Masterprogram. Students interested in writing a thesis on something related to my above-mentioned research areas, or closely related areas of research, are welcome to contact me.

Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher 2015-2016:

In 2014 I was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship with an invitation to study at the Europe Center at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. The visit took place between September 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016.

Publications:

Lina M. Eriksson. 2016. Winds of Change: Voter Blame and Storm Gudrun in the 2006 Swedish Parliamentary Election. Electoral Studies 41:129-142.

http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1SIBoxRaZBipI

Working Papers:

  • Waves of Blame and Winds of Change: Governance and Opportunism in Double Crisis.
  • When Trust Drowned: Waves of Blame in the 2006 Swedish Parliamentary Election.

Referee for International Journals: Revista Frontera Norte, The Journal of Politics.

Conferences, Workshops, Public Impacts, Research Visits & Presentations:

September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2016

Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher (FVSR) at The Europe Center (TEC) confined to The Freeman Spoogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University, USA. Duration of stay: 9 months, 09/01/2015 – 05/31/2016.

The American Political Science Association’s 111th Annual Meeting, September 2015, at the Parc 55 Hilton, San Francisco, USA. Conference Paper: "When Trust Drowned: Waves of Blame in the 2006 Swedish Parliamentary Election ".

The 19th Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference in Las Vegas, Februari 2016, at the Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, USA. Poster presentation: "When Trust Drowned: Waves of Blame in the 2006 Swedish Parliamentary Election ".

The Midwest Political Science Association’s 74th Annual Meeting in Chicago (MPSA), April 2016, at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, USA. Conference paper: "Waves of Blame and Winds of Cgange: Governance and Opportunism in Double Crisis".

Berkeley – Uppsala Political Science Research Workshop, Berkeley, April 2016, UC Berkeley, USA. Conference Paper: "Introduction to the Thesis: Natural Disasters and National Election: On the 2004 Indian Ocean Boxing Day Tsunami, the 2005 Storm Gudrun and the 2006 Historic Regime Shift".

September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015

The Swedish Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Lund, October 2014, Lund University. Conference Paper: "When Trust Drowned: Waves of Blame in the 2006 Swedish Parliamentary Election ".

The CNDS Reference group meeting, October 2014, Stockholm, Svenskt vatten. Presentation of dissertation project: “Natural Disasters and National Politics”.

Forum for Natural Disasters, Stockholm, November 2014, Swedish National Defence College. Poster Presentation: “When Trust Drowned: Waves of Blame in the 2006 Swedish Parliamentary Election ”.

Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, London, UK, November 2014, University College London. Research visit/Networking/Initiation of interdisciplinary collaboration project between IRDR and CNDS PhD Candidates.

The Midwest Political Science Association’s 73rd Annual Meeting in Chicago (MPSA), April 2015, at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, USA. Conference Paper: "When Trust Drowned: Waves of Blame in the 2006 Swedish Parliamentary Election ".

CNDS-IRDR PhD Student Networking Workshop on Natural Disasters, Uppsala, May 2015, Uppsala University. Presentation och abstract: "Natural Disasters and National Politics – Winds of Change and Waves of Blame following the 2005 Storm Gudrun and the 2004 Indian Ocean Boxing Day Tsunami".

September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2014

8th Uppsala Forum Workshop on Global Climate Change: ‘Dealing with Climate Change and Natural Disasters: Loss, Damage, Adaptation and Social Justice’, Uppsala, September 2013, Uppsala University. Conference Paper: "Voter Blame and Storm Gudrun: The Retreat of the Social Democratic Party in the Historical 2006 Regime Shift".

The Swedish Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Stockholm, October 2013, Stockholm University. Conference Paper: "Voter Blame and Storm Gudrun in the Swedish 2006 Parliamentary Election: The Retreat of the Social Democratic Party in the Historical Regime Shift".

Forum for Natural Disasters, Stockholm, October 2013. Poster Presentation: “Stormen Gudrun och riksdagsvalet 2006”.

Forum for Natural Disasters, Stockholm, October 2013. Poster Presentation together with Adam Dingwell: “Vulkanaska – en riskbild för Sverige och Europa”.

Mötesplats Samhällssäkerhet, Stockholm, November 2013. Poster Presentation: “Stormen Gudrun och riksdagsvalet 2006”.

Mötesplats Samhällssäkerhet, Stockholm, November 2013. Poster Presentation together with Adam Dingwell, CNDS: “Vulkanaska – en riskbild för Sverige och Europa”.

Instituto de Geociencias, University of Panama, Panama City, February 2014. Interdisciplinary research stay of two weeks. Presentation: “Winds of Change: Voter Blame and Storm Gudrun in the 2006 Swedish Parliamentary Election".

The Midwest Political Science Association’s 72nd Annual Meeting in Chicago (MPSA), April 2014, at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, USA. Conference Paper: "Winds of Change: Voter Blame and Storm Gudrun in the Historical 2006 Regime Shift of the Swedish Parliamentary Election".

Berkeley – Uppsala Political Science Research Workshop, Berkeley, May 2014, UC Berkeley, USA. Conference Paper: "Drowning the Trust: Waves of Blame in the 2006 Swedish Parliamentary Election".

IRDR Conference 2014 on Integrated Disaster Risk Science: A Tool for Sustainability, Beijing, China, June 2014. "Winds of Change: Voter Blame and Storm Gudrun in the Historical 2006 Regime Shift of the Swedish Parliamentary Election".

Aon Benfield Impact Forecasting Revealed Conference, London, UK, June 2014. Attendee/Networking/Report writing on issues of relevance for CNDS.

September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2013

The Swedish Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Växjö, September 2012, Linné University. Conference Paper: "On Natural Disasters: Acts of God or Accountability Issues?".

The Impact of Religion, Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy, Uppsala, May 2013, Uppsala University. Conference Paper with Jasmina N. Nedevska: "Did Bible-belt Communities Respond more Efficiently to Gudrun?".

September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2012

Forum for Natural Disasters, Uppsala, May 2012. Poster Presentation: “Democracy and Emergency Response Policy”.

Final Annual Review Meeting in Guatemala City for the program: "Research Capacity Building in Nature-Induced Disaster Mitigation in Central America during 2008-2010". Guatemala City, Guatemala, May 2012. Presentation: “Does public trust in institutions matter for retrospective accountability? The Swedish Case of Gudrun”. Networking/Representation of SENDIM and CNDS.

Swedish National Methods Workshop, Höör, June 2012, Lund University. Paper: "On Accountability and Natural Disasters".

World Conference on Disaster Management, Toronto, Canada, June 2012. Attendee/Networking.

Uppsala-Bern-Berkeley Workshop, Uppsala, August 2012, Uppsala University. Paper: "On Natural Disasters: Acts of God or Accountability Issues?”

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