Marina Povitkina is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo (Norway) and the Centre for Collective Action Research at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden). Marina obtained her PhD in Political Science from the University of Gothenburg in 2018. Her dissertation compared how democratic governments achieve environmental sustainability goals depending on their levels of corruption. Her current research is on how corruption hampers collaboration in social dilemmas. Marina is closely affiliated with the Quality of Government and the Varieties of Democracy Institutes at the University of Gothenburg and is a board member of the Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Network. In May 2020, she joins the Paris IAS as part of the CAT program.
Comparative environmental politics, social dilemmas, corruption, democracy, the politics of natural disasters, public administration, and quantitative methodology.
The project “Corruption and Anti-Corruption in Empirical Research: Critical Reflections on Concepts, Data and Methods” aims to address the challenge of sparse communication between the disciplines and strengthen the advantages of interdisciplinary approaches in corruption research, by facilitating an interdisciplinary Handbook on corruption and anti-corruption in empirical research with critical reflections on (a) the link between conceptualizations and methodological approaches in studying corruption, (b) limitations and benefits of particular data and methods for corruption research and (c) ethical and security-related issues in applying different methods of researching corruption.