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Arild Underdal holds a doctoral degree in political science from the University of Oslo (1982). Previous positions include one as Professor of Decision-Making Analysis at the Norwegian School of Management (BI, 1986-87), and two periods as Adjunct Professor at the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo (CICERO). He has served one term as Rector (2002-05) of the University of Oslo and one term as Vice Rector (1993-95). He has served on the boards of, inter alia, Research Council of NorwayOslo University Hospital, and Aarhus University.

Recent publications

  • Arild Underdal (2017): Climate Change and International Relations (after Kyoto). Annual Review of Political Science, 20:169-188.
  • Jon Hovi, Detlef F. Sprinz, Håkon Sælen, and Arild Underdal (2017): The Club Approach: A Gateway to Effective Climate Cooperation? British Journal of Political Science (First View 06/2017).
  • Jon Hovi, Arild Underdal, and Hugh Ward (2011): Potential Contributions of Political Science to Environmental Economics. Environmental and Resource Economics, 48(3): 391-411.
  • Arild Underdal (2010): Complexity and challenges of long-term environmental governance. Global Environmental Change, 20(3): 386-393.
  • Jon Hovi, Detlef F. Sprinz, and Arild Underdal (2009): Implementing Long-Term Climate Policy: Time Inconsistency, Domestic Politics, International Anarchy. Global Environmental Politics, 9(3): 20-39.
  • Arild Underdal (2009): Can international conferences be modeled? In Karin Aggestam and Magnus Jerneck (eds.), Diplomacy in Theory and Practice. Malmö: Liber.
  • Arild Underdal (2008): Determining the Causal Significance of Institutions: Accomplishments and Challenges. In Oran R. Young, Leslie A. King, and Heike Schroeder (eds.), Institutions and Environmental Change. Principal Findings, Applications, and Research Frontiers. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

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