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Naghmeh Nasiritousi is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Political Science, Stockholm University. Her research focuses on the institutional complexity of global climate and energy governance, issues of effectiveness and legitimacy, as well as the roles of non-state actors in environmental governance.

Her PhD thesis from Linköping University examined the roles of non-state actors in global climate change governance. The thesis employs data from the International Negotiations Survey to explore attitudes and opinions held by the diverse set of participants attending the international climate change negotiations on issues such as legitimacy and agency in global environmental governance.

Selected publications

  • Nasiritousi, N. 2017. “Fossil fuel emitters and climate change: unpacking the governance activities of large oil and gas companies.” Environmental Politics, 26:4, 621-647, DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2017.1320832
  • Nasiritousi N. 2016. Shapers, Brokers and Doers: The Dynamic Roles of Non-State Actors in Global Climate Change Governance, Linköping Studies in Arts and Science No. 667, Linköping: Linköping University Press.
  • Nasiritousi N, Hjerpe M and Linnér B-O. 2016. “The roles of non-state actors in climate change governance: understanding agency through governance profiles.” International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics: 16(1), 109-126, doi:10.1007/s10784-014-9243-8​.
  • Nasiritousi, N., & Linnér, B-O. 2016. “Open or closed meetings? Explaining nonstate actor involvement in the international climate change negotiations.” International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 16(1), 127-144. doi:10.1007/s10784-014-9237-6.
  • Nasiritousi, Naghmeh, Mattias Hjerpe, and Karin Bäckstrand. 2015. “Normative arguments for non-state actor participation in international policymaking processes: Functionalism, neocorporatism or democratic pluralism?” European Journal of International Relations, doi:10.1177/1354066115608926.
  • Hjerpe, M & Nasiritousi, N. 2015. “Views on alternative forums for effectively tackling climate change”, Nature Climate Change, Volume 5, Number 9, Pages 864-867.
  • Nasiritousi, N., Hjerpe, M., & Buhr, K., “Pluralising climate change solutions? Views held and voiced by participants at the international climate change negotiations”, Ecological Economics, Volume 105, September 2014, Pages 177-184.
  • Nasiritousi, N and Bäckstrand, K. 2019. International Climate Policy in the Post-Paris Era. Nordic Economic Policy Review, Nordic Council of Ministers.
  • Nasiritousi, N. 2019. NGOs and the Environment. In Davies, Thomas, Routledge Handbook of NGOs and International Relations, (London: Routledge)


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