Elin Jakobsson

Elin Jakobsson

Associate Research Fellow

Elin Jakobsson is an Associate Research Fellow at The Programme for Global Politics and Security (GPS) . She holds a PhD in International Relations from Stockholm University. Her research concerns international norm dynamics, climate-induced migration and disaster risk reduction.

Elin’s research explores how norms emerge and are accepted at the global level. She seeks to explain the mechanisms that underpin the development of new norms and how these mechanisms interplay with each other. Empirically, Elin’s research specifically investigates societal- and climate security norms such as climate-induced migration, disaster risk reduction, cyber security and transport of dangerous goods.

Elin also has a general interest in migration issues and has created a course on global migration for undergraduate students in international relations and economic history. Additionally, she has taught in international cooperation, qualitative methods and supervised essays in international relations.

Areas of Expertise
Climate-induced migration, climate refugees, international norms, global governance, disaster risk reduction.

Jakobsson, Elin (2022). “Lessons from the past/Momentum going forward: norm dynamics and the process of protection for climate-induced migration and displacement” in S. Behrman & A. Kent ‘Climate Refugees’: Global, Local and Critical Approaches. Cambridge University Press.

Jakobsson, E. (2021). "How Climate‐Induced Migration Entered the UN Policy Agenda in 2007–2010: A Multiple Streams Assessment". Politics and Governance, 9(4), 16–26.

Jakobsson, Elin (2021) “Political Attention in a Creeping Crisis: The Case of Climate
Change and Migration”. In A. Boin, M. Ekengren, & M. Rhinard (Eds.), Understanding the Creeping Crisis (pp. 131–147). Springer International Publishing.

Jakobsson, Elin, & Research Institute of Sweden. (2019). Climate Change and Migration. Policy approaches for a sustainable future. European Liberal Forum, Fores.

International Acceptance of Climate Security Norms (2019) EBA Dissertation Brief 2019:01, May 2019, Expert Group for Aid Studies, Sweden.

Norm Acceptance in the International Community: A study of disaster risk reduction and climate-induced migration. (2018) Stockholm Studies in International Relations 2018-1. Stockholm University. 

 “Norm formalization in international policy cooperation - a framework for analysis” in Behrmann, Simon and Kent, Avidan (eds) (2018) Climate Refugees: Overcoming the Legal Impasse? Routledge.

Global Policy Making on Climate Refugees – What is the Problem? (2010) Förvaltningshögskolans rapporter 116, Gothenburg University.



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