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Legitimate and Fair Climate Change Adaptation


Dellmuth, L.M., Gustafsson, M.-T., “Global Adaptation Governance: How Intergovernmental Organizations Mainstream Climate Change Adaptation”, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2021.1927661.

Dellmuth, L.M., Bender, F.A.M., Jönsson, A.R., Rosvold, E.L., von Uexkull, N. (2021) “Humanitarian Need Drives Multilateral Disaster Aid”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A., 118(4), e2018293118.

Dellmuth, L.M., von Uexkull, N. (2021)“ Humanitarian needs crucial for UN disaster relief after climate disasters”, Mistra Geopolitics Comments & Insights. 

Kural, E., Dellmuth, L.M., Gustafsson, M.-T. (2021) “International organizations and adaptation governance: Lessons for policymaking”, Mistra Geopolitics Policy Brief, 30 April 2021.

Rosvold, Elisabeth L. and Buhaug, Halvard (2021) “GDIS, a global dataset of geocoded disaster locations”, Sci Data, 8 (61).


Bößner, S., Suljada, T., Johnson, F.X., Bruno, A., Rodriguez Morales, J., Hu, M., Bhamidipati, P.L. and Haselip, J., "Policy transfer processes and renewable energy penetration: a comparative analysis of Peru, Thailand, and Uganda", Sustainable Earth, 3:1 (2020). doi: 

Dellmuth, L.M., Gustafsson, M.-T., Kural, E., "Global adaptation governance: Explaining the governance responses of international organizations to new issue linkages", Environmental Science & Policy, 114 (2020), pp. 204-215.

Dellmuth, L.M., Petersson, M.T., Dunn, D., Boustany, A., Halpin, P., "Empowering NGOs? Long-term effects of ecological and institutional change on regional fisheries management organizations", Global Environmental Change, 65 (2020), 102197.

Dellmuth, L.M., Tallberg, J., "Elite communication and the popular legitimacy of international organizations", British Journal of Political Science, online first 2020. doi:10.1017/S0007123419000620.

Zhou, J., Dellmuth, L.M., Adams, K.M., Neset, T.-S., von Uexkull, N., "The geopolitics of food security: Barriers to the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger", SIPRI Insights on Peace & Security, 11 (2020).


Dellmuth, L.M. and Schlipphak, B., "Legitimacy beliefs towards global governance institutions: A research agenda ", Journal of European Public Policy, forthcoming in Vol 27.

Dellmuth, L.M., Scholte, J. A. and Tallberg, J., "Institutional sources of legitimacy for international organisations: Beyond procedure versus performance", Review of International Studies, online first 2019. doi:10.1017/S026021051900007X.

Dellmuth, L.M. and Tallberg, J., "Why national and international legitimacy beliefs are linked: Social trust as an antecedent factor", Review of International Organizations, online first 2018.

Gustafsson, M.-T., Scurrah, M. "Unpacking the extractivitst state: The role of weak state agencies in promoting institutional change in Peru", Extractive Industries and Society, 6 (2019), pp. 206-214.

Gustafsson, M.-T., Scurrah, M. "Strengthening Subnational Institutions for Sustainable Development in Resource-Rich States: Decentralized Land-Use Planning in Peru", World Development, 119 (2019), pp. 133-144.

Hurlbert, M., J. Krishnaswamy, E. Davin, F.X. Johnson, C.F. Mena, J. Morton, S. Myeong, D. Viner, K. Warner, A. Wreford, S. Zakieldeen, Z. Zommers, 2019: Risk Management and Decision making in Relation to Sustainable Development. In: Climate Change and Land: an IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems [P.R. Shukla, J. Skea, E. Calvo Buendia, V. Masson-Delmotte, H.-O. Pörtner, D.C. Roberts, P. Zhai, R. Slade, S. Connors, R. van Diemen, M. Ferrat, E. Haughey, S. Luz, S. Neogi, M. Pathak, J. Petzold, J. Portugal Pereira, P. Vyas, E. Huntley, K. Kissick, M. Belkacemi, J. Malley, (eds.)]. In press.

Related publications:

Dellmuth, L.M., Gustafsson, M.-T., Bremberg, N. and Mobjörk, M.,"Intergovernmental organizations and climate security: Advancing the research agenda", Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 9:1 (2018), online first. doi:10.1002/wcc.496.


Lisa Dellmuth, project leader

Maria-Therese Gustafsson

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