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Peter Johansson

Senior lecturer

Peter Johansson
Senior lecturer , Deputy Head
+46 31 786 1335

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

School of Global Studies (More Information)
Box 700
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 413 14 Göteborg

About Peter Johansson

  • Lecturer at the School of Global Studies
  • 2008 - PhD in Peace and Development Research 

Areas of interest
My general research interest is on the political aspects of human rights, that is, how different actors perceive and use the ethical and legal norms and rules that the human rights system covers. A related research interest is rights-based policies and the implementation of human rights in practice.

Previous Research Projects
My thesis work focused on how the Swedish parliament used and related to the two international discourses on indigenous proples' rights and minority rights, and what impact those discourses have had on Swedish Sami policy. In a releated research project I did research on how states used the principles of state sovereignty and peoples’ right to self-determination in the case of Kosovo.

In the project Discourse and Security Practice, we researched how human rights and democratic values inform and influence the development of information security systems. The project included two sub-studies. The first sub-study focussed on the web-based e-health account HälsaFörMig (HealthForMe) developed by the Swedish eHealth Agency on behalf of the Ministry of Social Affairs. HälsaFörMig acted as a hub to identify discourses and value conflicts in the eHealth sector in Sweden. The second sub-study focused on attitudes to Whistleblowing and the Freedom to disclose information among white collar workers in the private and public sectors in Sweden. The project was part of the research program Security Culture and Information Technology (SECURIT) funded by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB).

Current research
During 2019-2021 I will do resarch on the view on Whistleblowing in Swedish organisations. This reaserch is done wihtin the research project Information Security Culture in Practice financed by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB). The research project is a collaboration between researchers at University of Gothenburg, Örebro University, KTH and Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI).

Current assignments

  • Member of the program committees for the master's programs in Human Rights and Human Rights Policy and Practice.
  • Member of the Educations Council and the Strategic group for cooperation and internationalization (SamInt) at the School of Global Studies.
  • Member of the Social Science Faculty's Academic Appointment Board.

Teaching and tutoring
My main focus in teaching is on human rights and I do most of my teaching in the master's programs in Human Rights and Human Rights Policy and Practice. Furthermore, I teach in the fields of International Relations, Global Studies, Global Health, and Public Health. I am also involved in the university courses on teaching and learning in higher education. I supervise students at both undergraduate and graduate levels and I am currently tutoring two doctoral candidates.

Latest publications

Vatten som mänsklig rättighet - mer än ren överlevnad
Sofie Hellberg, Gustav Aldén Rudd, Peter Johansson
Dagens ETC, 2019-03-22, Newspaper article 2019
Newspaper article

Value conflicts and non-compliance: Attitudes to whistleblowing in Swedish organisations
Joakim Berndtsson, Peter Johansson, Martin Karlsson
Information and Computer Security, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Visselblåsning och meddelarfrihet - en förutsättning för informationssäkerhetsarbete?
Joakim Berndtsson, Peter Johansson
Hallberg J., Johansson P., Karlsson F., Lundberg F., Lundgren B., Törner M. (red.) Informationssäkerhet och organisationskultur, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Informationssäkerhet och organisationskultur
Jonas Hallberg, Peter Johansson, Fredrik Karlsson, Frida Lundberg, Björn Lundgren et al.
Lund, Studentlitteratur, Edited book 2017
Edited book

Att värna personlig integritet - en förutsättning för att nå målen med eHälsa
Peter Johansson, Sofie Hellberg
Hallberg J., Johansson P., Karlsson F., Lundberg F., Lundgren B., Törner M. (red) Informationssäkerhet och informationssäkerhetskultur , Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Indigenous self-determination in the Nordic countries - The Sami, and the Inuit of Greenland
Peter Johansson
Handbook of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, Abingdon, Routledge, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

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Health, Privacy and (Information) Security: Competing Discourses in eHealth Programmes and Genome Data Regulations
Peter Johansson, Sofie Hellberg
International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, New Orleans, 18-21 February, 2015. Panel session SA55: Global health and Intelligence (21 February, 8.15-10.00)., Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution



Statsbyggnad, demokrati och mänskliga rättigheter
Joakim Öjendal, Peter Johansson
Om krig och fred / Karin Aggestam & Kristine Höglund (red.), Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book




’Vem äger mänskliga rättigheter? Människorättsbaserad politik – för vem?’
Elisabeth Abiri, Peter Johansson
Gunner Göran & Anders Mellbourn (red.) Mänskliga rättigheter och samhällets skyldigheter, Stockholm, Ordfront, Chapter in book 2005
Chapter in book


Vikten av att vara en urbefolkning - minoriteters och urbefolkningars ställning inom internationell rätt
Peter Johansson
Samer och ursprungsbefolkningars rättigheter, Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2003
Chapter in book

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