Building sustainable societies: the role of democracy and quality of government in achieving environmental sustainability
At the seminar, Marina will present the theoretical model of her dissertation, which connects key political institutions that have been argued to favor environmental sustainability. In particular, she investigates how the interplay between 1) democracy (that shapes how the demand for public policies is articulated), and 2) quality of government (that shapes implementation of these public policies), contributes to the provision of public goods and services related to environmental sustainability.
Marina Povitkina is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science and Quality of Government Institute at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her research is in comparative environmental politics with the focus on democratic institutions and quality of government. Marina is currently a visiting PhD student at the School of Social and Political Sciences and the Australian-German Climate & Energy College at the University of Melbourne in February-March 2017.
Supervisors: Sverker Jagers and Marcia Grimes
Start date: 2013