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Research interests

Indigenous Politics, Indigenous representation, Self-determination, Indigenous Methodologies.
 

Dissertation project

In May 1993 the first election was made to the Sámediggi (Sámi Parliament) on the Swedish side of Sápmi. The Sámi got their Sámediggi and thus also a recognition as a people, to be able to designate representatives to their own elected bodies. The organization and legal framework of the Sámediggi is constructed with the municipalities as a model and has over the years proved to be difficult to act as a powerful elected body due to the apparent conflict in being both an elected body and an authority under the Government. In situations where the State is the part which alone sets up the conditions for what Sámi self-determination should contain and how the forms of representation should look like, this leads not only to that the balance of power between the State and the Sámi is intact, but it also affects the Sámi's own self-constitution and the power distribution within the Sámi society. The purpose of my thesis is that based on the Sámi's own definitions of self-determination and representation analyze how the Sámediggi expresses self-determination and examine the consequences for the Sámi people of a forced form of representation.
 

Research Project

The Sámi Parliament Elections in Sweden and Norway 2013


Publications

In English

Josefsen Eva, Ulf Mörkenstam och Ragnhild Nilsson (2016). The Nordic Sámediggis and the Limits of Indigenous Self-Determination. Kautokeino: Gáldu čála

In Swedish

Edited books

Josefsen, Eva och Ulf Mörkenstam, Ragnhild Nilsson, Jo Saglie (red.) Forthcoming. Sametingsvalg i Norge og Sverige, Oslo: Gyldendal Akademisk

Nilsson, Ragnhild och Stefan Dahlberg, Ulf Mörkenstam (red.) 2016. Sametingsvalet 2013: Väljare, partier och media. Stockholm: Santérus förlag

Journal Articles and Chapter in books

Nilsson, Ragnhild och Tommy Möller (forthcoming). ”Social tillit och förtroende” i Josefsen, Mörkenstam, Nilsson, Saglie (red.) Sametingsvalg i Norge og Sverige, Oslo: Gyldendal Akademisk

Nilsson, Ragnhild och Tommy Möller (2016). ”Social tillit” i Nilsson, Mörkenstam, Dahlberg (red.) Sametingsvalet 2013: Väljare, partier och media. Stockholm: Santérus förlag

Nilsson, Ragnhild och Maria Jansson, Stefan Dahlberg (2016). ”Kön och Politik i Sametingsvalet” i Nilsson, Mörkenstam, Dahlberg (red.) Sametingsvalet 2013: Väljare, partier och media. Stockholm: Santérus förlag

Nilsson, Ragnhild, Ulf Mörkenstam och Richard Svensson (2016). ”Politiska skiljelinjer” i Nilsson, Mörkenstam, Dahlberg (red.) Sametingsvalet 2013: Väljare, partier och media. Stockholm: Santérus förlag

Fjellström, Anna-Maria, Marie Knobloch, Ulf Mörkenstam och Ragnhild Nilsson (2016). ”Val- och partisystem” i Nilsson, Mörkenstam, Dahlberg (red.) Sametingsvalet 2013: Väljare, partier och media. Stockholm: Santérus förlag