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Fredrik Söderbaum

Professor

Fredrik Söderbaum
Professor
fredrik.soderbaum@globalstudies.gu.se
+46 31 786 4340
0708-664900

Room number: E407b
Postal Address: Box 700, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 41314


School of Global Studies (More Information)
Box 700
405 30 Göteborg
www.globalstudies.gu.se
globalstudies@gu.se
Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 413 14 Göteborg

About Fredrik Söderbaum

Professor in peace and development research at the School of Global Studies (SGS) and senior associate research fellow of the Institute of Comparative Regional Integration Studies at the United Nations University (UNU-CRIS), Bruges, Belgium. Occasionally I am participating in the public debate or interviewed by the media. Sometimes I am also acting as expert or consultant in the field of international affairs and development cooperation.

 

Areas of interest
My most important research results are in the field of regionalism and regional integration, where I have covered a large number of topics and issues. Important parts of this research is summarized in my book Rethinking Regionalism (Palgrave, 2016). Other research interests include EU´s external relations, foreign aid, peace and security in Africa, and global/regional governance.

 

Current research

External support to regional organizations in Africa — A  project funded by the Swedish Research Council.

Although most African states-led regional organizations are extremely donor-dependent, there is very little knowledge “what works” and “why”. This projects maps and assesses the donor fllows and interrogates question such as: (i) when and why are external funding increasing or reducing the implementation gap of African regional organization?; (ii) when and why do various aid delivery channels work and not (such as basket funding, core funding, program funding, project funding)?; and when and why does regional aid have positive development impact and results?
 

Legitimacy in Global Governance (LegGov) LegGov is a six-year research programme carried out jointly by researchers from SGS and the Departments of Political Science at Lund and Stockholm University. The programme is funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation).

The purpose of this research programme is to offer the first systematic and comprehensive analysis of legitimacy in global governance. To what extent are global governance institutions (GGIs) regarded as legitimate? What explains that legitimacy? By what processes are GGIs legitimated and delegitimated? What are the consequences of legitimacy (or its absence) for the functioning of GGIs? How are these legitimacy dynamics in global governance similar to or different from the dynamics of legitimacy in the nation-state and other forms of governance?

Programme website: www.statsvet.su.se/leggov/

 

Teaching and tutoring
I lecture, mainly on matters related to my own research, on different levels and in different disciplines. Currently I am supervising five doctoral candidates within the department.

 

Other
Personal web-page at UNU-CRIS: cris.unu.edu/fredrik-s%C3%B6derbaum

Academia: gu-se.academia.edu/FredrikS%C3%B6derbaum

ResearchGate: www.researchgate.net/profile/Fredrik_Soederbaum2

SSNR: papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm

Google Scholar: scholar.google.se/citations

Interview in Theory Talks: on the waning State, conceptualizing the Region and Europe as a Global Actor

Latest publications

Legitimation and Delegitimation in Global Governance: Discursive, Institutional, Behavioral
Fredrik Söderbaum, Karin Bäckstrand
In J Tallberg, K Bäckstrand and J A Scholte(eds) Legitimacy in Global Governance: Sources, Processes, and Consequences, Oxford, Oxford University Press, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Rethinking the links between macro-regions and micro-regions
Fredrik Söderbaum
In: Elisabetta Nadalutti and Otto Kallscheuer (eds) Region-Making and Cross-Border Cooperation: New Evidence from Four Continents, Abingdon, Routledge, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

A Changing Global Development Agenda?
Jan Aart Scholte, Fredrik Söderbaum
Forum for Development Studies, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Modes of Regional Governance in Africa
Ian Taylor, Fredrik Söderbaum
The New Politics of Regionalism. Perspectives from Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific, edited by Ulf Engel, Heidrun Zinecker, Frank Mattheis, Antje Dietze and Thomas Plötze , Abingdon, Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

The European Union as an actor in Africa: Comparing development cooperation and peace-building
Fredrik Söderbaum
Franck A. K. & Söderbaum F. (red.). EU as a global actor: A force for good in the world?, Göteborg, CERGU, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

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2008

Consolidating Comparative Regionalism: From Euro-centrism to Global Comparison
Fredrik Söderbaum
3rd GARNET Annual Conference on Mapping Integration and Regionalism in a Global World: The EU and Regional Governance outside the EU in Bordeaux, France, 17-20 September, Conference contribution 2008
Conference contribution

Controlling Intervention in a Globalizing World
Fredrik Söderbaum
Bi-Annual Björn Hettne Seminar 2008 at the School of Global Studies, 17-18 October, Conference contribution 2008
Conference contribution

The Role of Civil Society in Regional Governance: The Case of Eastern and Southern Africa
Andreas Godsäter, Fredrik Söderbaum
3rd GARNET Annual Conference on Mapping Integration and Regionalism in a Global World: The EU and Regional Governance outside the EU in Bordeaux, France, 17-20 September, Conference contribution 2008
Conference contribution

The Interplay between EU Member States and the EU: The Case of Development Cooperation in East and Southern Africa
Fredrik Söderbaum
GARNET Conference: The European Union in International Affairs, Egmont Palace, 24-26 April, Conference paper 2008
Conference paper

The EU as a Global Actor in the South
Björn Hettne, Fredrik Söderbaum, Patrik Stålgren
Stockholm, Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies, Report 2008
Report

Effektivisera EU’s bistånd
Fredrik Söderbaum, Björn Hettne
OmVärlden, Magazine article 2008
Magazine article

Ogenomtänkt military inblandning
Fredrik Söderbaum
Göteborgs-Posten, Magazine article 2008
Magazine article

Saliga äro de som håller fred. Problemen med fredsfrämjande insatser
Fredrik Söderbaum
Internationella Studier, Magazine article 2008
Magazine article

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