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Patrik Johansson

Patrik Johansson works with allocation of teaching assignments, administration of education, and educational development. He teaches and conducts research in peace and conflict studies.

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Affiliation
Senior lecturer (associate professor) at Department of Political Science Role: Director of studies
Location
Samhällsvetarhuset, plan 5, Umeå universitet, B5 15 37 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå


Since January 2017 I am the director of studies at the department of political science and most of my time is devoted to that assignment. This involves among other things manning the department's own courses in political science and peace and conflict studies, as well as courses at other programs where our teachers are involved, such as the study programme for social work, the teacher education, and bachelor of science in environmental health. I also work with administration of undergraduate education, often in cooperation with our study counsellor, Anna Palmgren Vahlroos. This involves development of courses and programs, planning and monitoring of the department's funding agreement targets, and guidelines for the management of various education-related issues. As director of studies, I also lead the pedagogical work at the department, which means that I try to initiate conversations about pedagogy as well as encourage others to work with pedagogical development.

Research
I have three main research interests.

The first is about peace and peacebuilding. I'm currently working with a number of colleagues in the research program Varieties of Peace, which looks at what peace is and how it can be perceived and manifested in different situations, as well as how it can be analysed and measured.

Secondly, I'm interested in how forced migration is affected by war and peace, and vice versa. I wrote my doctoral dissertation about this, and I have a contribution on the subject in the book Om krig och fred (On War and Peace), edited by Aggestam and Höglund, which we use at the entry-level course in peace and conflict studies.

I'm also interested in the UN, and in particular the Security Council and its work in relation to peace and war. I have written about the development over time of the Security Council's work, with a particular focus on its resort to chapter VII of the UN Charter.

Teaching
I teach mainly at the entry-level course in peace and conflict studies, but I also do some thesis supervision.

International experience
I have worked in two international observer missions in conflict areas: one year in Macedonia as a political analyst and liaison officer for the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM), and one year in the West Bank as an observer and public relations officer for the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH).

During 2014–2016 I spent two years as a postdoc at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand.

2019
Refugees' roles in resolving displacement and building peace: beyond beneficiaries, Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press 2019 : 132-149
Johansson, Patrik
2018
International Journal of Peace Studies, IPRA - Global Network of Peace Researchers 2018, Vol. 23, (2) : 1-14
Johansson, Patrik
2017
Om krig och fred: en introduktion till freds- och konfliktstudier, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB 2017 : 273-287
Johansson, Patrik
2017
Karlskrona: 2017
Johansson, Patrik
2017
Umeå Working Papers in Peace and Conflict Studies, 9
Jarstad, Anna; Åkebo, Malin; Johansson, Patrik; et al.
2016
Krig/fred: RJ:s årsbok 2016/2017, Göteborg & Stockholm: Makadam Förlag 2016 : 39-53
Johansson, Patrik
2016
The UN security council in the twenty-first century, Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers 2016 : 27-54
Wallensteen, Peter; Johansson, Patrik
2015
Africa: Diversity and Development: 37th AFSAAP Conference Proceedings
Johansson, Patrik
2015
Mänsklig säkerhet
Johansson, Patrik
2015
Indiana: University of Indiana 2015
Johansson, Patrik
2015
Economic Sanctions, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing 2015 : 449-482
Johansson, Patrik
2014
SIPRI Yearbook: armaments, disarmament and international security, 2014, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2014 : 56-69
Wallensteen, Peter; Johansson, Patrik
2014
Respons, (5) : 7-
Johansson, Patrik
2012
Om krig och fred: En introduktion till freds- och konfliktstudier, Lund: Studentlitteratur 2012 : 241-255
Johansson, Patrik
2011
Västerbottens-Kuriren
Johansson, Patrik
2010
Statsvetenskapliga institutionens skriftserie, 3
Johansson, Patrik
2009
The Democratization Project: Opportunities and Challenges
Johansson, Patrik; Amer, Ramses
2009
Refugee Survey Quarterly, Oxford: 2009, Vol. 28, (1)
Johansson, Patrik
2009
Nordic Journal of International Law, Vol. 78, (3) : 309-342
Johansson, Patrik
2009
Rule of Law Promotion: Global Perspectives, Local Applications, Umeå: Iustus 2009 : 91-109
Johansson, Patrik; Amer, Ramses
2008
Umeå Working Papers in Peace and Conflict Studies, 7
Johansson, Patrik
2007
Globalization and Challenges to Building Peace, Anthen Press, London, Chicago and New Delhi 2007 : -
Johansson, Patrik
2007
Umeå Working Papers in Peace and Conflict Studies, 3
Johansson, Patrik; Amer, Ramses
2006
47th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), San Diego, 22-25 mars : -
Johansson, Patrik
2006
the Annual Conference of the Swedish Network of Peace, Conflict and Development Research, Uppsala, 6-8 November : -
Johansson, Patrik
2004
The UN Security Council: from the Cold War to the 21st Century, Lynne Rienner, Boulder 2004 : -
Wallensteen, Peter; Johansson, Patrik
1999
Delstudie/MENA-projektet, 2
Johansson, Patrik

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1 January 2017 until 31 December 2024