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Lundgren CV (90 Kb)

Bild, porträtt på Magnus Lundgren

Research interests

International organizations, international security, multilateral negotiations, civil war, conflict resolution.

Current project

Performance of International Organizations.


(2014) Ph.D. Political Science, Stockholm University. Dissertation: ”International Organizations as Peacemakers: The Evolution and Effectiveness of Intergovernmental Instruments to End Civil War” 

(2007-2010) Policy Advisor, United Nations, Office of the Resident Coordinator, Dhaka, Bangladesh

(2007) Master in Public Policy, Harvard University, Kennedy School. Thesis: ”Climate Change and European Security” [with Kai Monheim]

(2004) Master of Arts, Uppsala University 

(2003) Bachelor of Arts, Uppsala University

Additional qualifications

(2013) University of Wisconsin at Madison, Visiting Ph.D. student (April-May)

(2012) Stanford University, Visiting Ph.D. student (March-June)

(2010-2014) PRIO, Oslo, Participant in Research School on Peace and Conflict

(2004-2005) Assistant Project Manager, United Nations Association of Sweden, Stockholm

(2004) Assistant Attaché, Swedish Mission to the United Nations, New York


Peer-reviewed publications

(Forthcoming) ‘Backdoor peacekeeping: Does participation in UN peacekeeping reduce coups at home?’ Journal of Peace Research

(Forthcoming) ‘Stability and change in international policy-making: A punctuated equilibrium approach.’ Review of International Organizations, [with Theresa Squatrito and Jonas Tallberg]

(2016) ”Which International Organizations can Settle Civil Wars?” Review of International Organizations (online first; doi:10.1007/s11558-016-9253-0)

(2016) ”Mediation in Syria: Initiatives, strategies, and obstacles, 2011-2016”, Contemporary Security Policy, 37(2), 273-288

(2016) ”The Performance of International Organizations: A Policy Output Approach”. Journal of European Public Policy. [with Jonas Tallberg, Thomas Sommerer, and Theresa Squatrito]

(2016) ’Conflict management capabilities of peace-brokering international organizations, 1945-2010: A new dataset’, Conflict Management and Peace Science, 33(2), 198-223

(2014) ’Leanings and dealings: Exploring bias and trade leverage in civil war mediation by international organizations’, International Negotiation, 19(2), 315-342 [with Isak Svensson]

(2014) ’Mediation and peace agreements’, in SIPRI Yearbook 2014: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (pp. 43-55). Oxford University Press [with Isak Svensson]


Other publications

(2016) ”Arab Spring: Negotiating in the Shadow of the Intifadat”. St. Antony’s International Review, Oxford University (book review)

(2015) ”Patterns of peacemaking: When do we see mediation, and what are the impacts?” PRIO Conflict Trends 2015:1. [with Isak Svensson]

(2015) ”Peacemaking in Syria: Barriers and Opportunities”, UI Brief, 2015:1

(2013) "What is wrong with the UN and what can be done about it?", Forum for Development Studies 2013:4 (book review).

(2013) "International Mediation", Forum for Development Studies 2013:1. (book review)

(2011) "Framtidens FN", Internationella Studier, 2011:1.

(2010) "Varför kollapsar stater?", Internationella Studier, 2010:1. (book review)

(2009) "Four Recent Books on Bangladesh", Seminar, 2009:11. (book review)

(2008) "Världsmedborgare i stormens öga", Internationella Studier, 2008:2.

(2007) "Västvärldens välvilja och biståndets förbannelse", Internationella Studier, 2007:4. (book review)

(2007) "Kofi Annan - general eller sekreterare?", Internationella Studier, 2007:1.

(2006) "FN i medelåldern", Internationella Studier, 2006:1.

(2006) "Kärnvapenterrorism" Världspolitikens dagsfrågor. 2006:12. Stockholm: Utrikespolitiska institutet.

(2005) (ed.) UN and Global Security. Stockholm: UNA of Sweden. (96 pages, ISBN 91-7294-078-6).


Datafile and codebook for the International Organization Conflict Management (IOCM) dataset.
Datafile (66 Kb)
Codebook (200 Kb)