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Marina Povitkina

University of Oslo, University of Gothenburg

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Marina Povitkina, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo (Norway), the Quality of Government Institute, and the Centre for Collective Action Research at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden). Her research interests are in comparative environmental politics, collective action dilemmas, democracy, corruption, and the performance of public administration.

Country(ies) of Specialty

Ukraine Georgia

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Behavioral action Public opinion Social movements

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Martinangeli, Andrea, Marina Povitkina, Sverker Jagers, and Bo Rothstein. “Institutional Quality Causes Social Trust: Experimental evidence on trust in under the shadow of doubt.” American Journal of Political Science (forthcoming)

Povitkina, Marina, and Sverker Carlsson Jagers. “Environmental commitments in different types of democracies: The role of liberal, social-liberal, and deliberative politics.” Global Environmental Change 74 (2022): 102523.

Povitkina, Marina, et al. “Why are carbon taxes unfair? Disentangling public perceptions of fairness.” Global Environmental Change 70 (2021): 102356.

Carlitz, Ruth D., and Marina Povitkina. “Local interest group activity and environmental degradation in authoritarian regimes.” World Development 142 (2021): 105425.

Marina Povitkina & Simon Matti. Forthcoming. “Quality of Government and Environmental Sustainability.” In Oxford Handbook of the Quality of Government, Oxford: Oxford University Press (Forthcoming).

Frida Boräng, Sverker C. Jagers, & Marina Povitkina. Forthcoming. In Light of Democracy and Corruption: Institutional determinants of electricity provision, The Energy Journal (Forthcoming).

Marina Povitkina & Ketevan Bolkvadze. 2019. “Fresh pipes with dirty water: How quality of government shapes the provision of public goods in democracies,” European Journal of Political Research (March 2019).

Ole Martin Lægreid & Marina Povitkina. 2018. “Do Political Institutions Moderate GDP-CO2 relationship?” Ecological Economics (March 2018).

Marina Povitkina. 2018. “The Limits of Democracy in Tackling Climate Change,” Environmental Politics (March 2018).

Tove Ahlbom Persson & Marina Povitkina. 2017. “”Gimme Shelter”: The role of democracy and quality of government in disaster preparedness,” Political Research Quarterly (July 2017).

Martin Sjöstedt & Marina Povitkina. 2017. “Vulnerability of Small Island Development States. How much difference can effective governments make?” Journal of Environment and Development (January 2017).

Frida Boräng, Sverker C. Jagers, & Marina Povitkina. 2016. “Political determinants of electricity provision in small island developing states,” Energy Policy (November 2016).