Aksel Sundström

PhD Aksel Sundström

Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg


PhD Aksel Sundström

Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg

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Aksel Sundström received a PhD in Political Science in 2015. His thesis investigates the relationship between corruption and environmental regulations. Specifically it focuses on the impact from corruption on citizen's compliance to regulations in natural resource management (such as poaching) and public inspector's possibilities of enforcing such rules when bribery is widespread. The thesis focuses on illegal fishing in South Africa and work within this project was recently published in the journal Global Environmental Change.


Aksel Sundström was a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan during the Spring 2015. He recently received a four-year VR-grant together with Sverker C. Jagers (PI) and Martin Sjöstedt (co-applicant). This project aims to study corruption in transnational reserves in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on biodiversity protection. Connected to the work of Focali, Aksel has a general research interest in forest governance and he is, amongst other projects, currently working on a review article on the theme ‘illegality and corruption in forest management.’


Read more about Aksel here


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