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Eriksson, Johan, ProfessorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-1526-0521
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Newlove-Eriksson, L., Giacomello, G. & Eriksson, J. (2018). The Invisible Hand? Critical Information Infrastructures, Commercialisation and National Security. The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs, 53(2), 124-140
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Invisible Hand? Critical Information Infrastructures, Commercialisation and National Security
2018 (English)In: The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs, ISSN 0393-2729, E-ISSN 1751-9721, Vol. 53, no 2, p. 124-140Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Corporatisation of critical information infrastructure (CII) is rooted in the ‘privatisation wave’ of the 1980s-90s, when ground was laid for outsourcing public utilities. Despite well-known risks relating to reliability, resilience, and accountability, commitment to efficiency imperatives have driven governments to outsource key public services and infrastructures. A recent illustrative case with enormous implications is the 2017 Swedish ICT scandal, where outsourcing of CII caused major security breaches. With the transfer of the Swedish Transport Agency’s ICT system to IBM and subcontractors, classified data and protected identities were made accessible to non-vetted foreign private employees – the sensitive data could thus now be anywhere. This case clearly demonstrates accountability gaps that can arise in public-private governance of CII.

Keywords
Swedish ICT scandal, Outsourcing, Transport Agency, Transportstyrelsen, IT-skandal
National Category
Public Administration Studies
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34782 (URN)10.1080/03932729.2018.1458445 (DOI)000433937900008 ()2-s2.0-85048018646 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-03-26 Created: 2018-03-26 Last updated: 2018-09-04Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, J. & Reischl, G. (2018). Worlds apart, worlds together: Converging and diverging frames in climate and energy governance. Globalizations
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Worlds apart, worlds together: Converging and diverging frames in climate and energy governance
2018 (English)In: Globalizations, ISSN 1474-7731, E-ISSN 1474-774XArticle in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This paper argues that past research has overlooked how the way problems and solutions are framed contribute to a prevailing gap in the global governance of climate and energy. Empirically, this paper investigates the frames of energy and climate change as expressed in key documents from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and International Energy Agency (IEA). Partly in contrast to past research, this paper finds (1) that there is a growing similarity in how the IPCC and IEA frame climate and energy; (2) that the IEA has gone from ignoring to acknowledging climate change and the transformation to a low-carbon energy system; and (3) that there is a prevailing difference in emphasis, whereas the IPCC only marginally discuss energy, while the IEA is still mainly talking about energy needs and fossil fuels even if climate change and renewables have entered their agenda.

Keywords
Climate, Energy, Framing, Governance, IEA, IPCC
National Category
Globalisation Studies
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36210 (URN)10.1080/14747731.2018.1518864 (DOI)
Projects
Global Energy Governance
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency
Available from: 2018-08-31 Created: 2018-08-31 Last updated: 2018-09-17
Eriksson, J. (2017). Rymdkolonier - från fantasi till verklighet?. Stockholm: Utrikespolitiska institutet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rymdkolonier - från fantasi till verklighet?
2017 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Utrikespolitiska institutet, 2017
Series
Världspolitikens Dagsfrågor, ISSN 0042-2754 ; 2017/1
Keywords
Space, Colonization, Settlements, Governance, Public, Private, Utopianism, Exploration
National Category
Globalisation Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33886 (URN)978-91-7507-368-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-12-14 Created: 2017-12-14 Last updated: 2018-06-20Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, J. E. (2016). [Review of] The Politics of Information: The Case of the European Union, edited by T. Blom and S. Vanhoonacker (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014 [Review]. Journal of Common Market Studies, 54(1), 204-204
Open this publication in new window or tab >>[Review of] The Politics of Information: The Case of the European Union, edited by T. Blom and S. Vanhoonacker (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
2016 (English)In: Journal of Common Market Studies, ISSN 0021-9886, E-ISSN 1468-5965, Vol. 54, no 1, p. 204-204Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29766 (URN)10.1111/jcms.12335_2 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-03-22 Created: 2016-03-22 Last updated: 2018-06-20Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, J. (2015). Think tanks and European foreign policy: Transnational politics of expertise. In: Knud Erik Jrgensen, Åsne Kalland Aarstad, Edith Drieskens, Katie Laatikainen & Ben Tonra (Ed.), The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy: (pp. 442-457). Sage Publications
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Think tanks and European foreign policy: Transnational politics of expertise
2015 (English)In: The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy / [ed] Knud Erik Jrgensen, Åsne Kalland Aarstad, Edith Drieskens, Katie Laatikainen & Ben Tonra, Sage Publications, 2015, p. 442-457Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2015
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-35883 (URN)10.4135/9781473915190.n31 (DOI)2-s2.0-84951196089 (Scopus ID)9781473915190 (ISBN)9781446276099 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-07-10 Created: 2018-07-10 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, J. (2014). On the Policy Relevance of Grand Theory. International Studies Perspectives, 15(1), 94-108
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On the Policy Relevance of Grand Theory
2014 (English)In: International Studies Perspectives, ISSN 1528-3577, E-ISSN 1528-3585, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 94-108Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper challenges the commonly held perception that grand theory is irrelevant for policy. Policy, it is often argued, is in need of detailed case-oriented empirical analysis and instrumental policy recommendations rather than any sweeping generalizations or lofty ideas emanating from grand theory. Notwithstanding, this paper argues that grand theory has an underestimated relevance for policy. To be able to see and appreciate this, the notion of policy relevance must be expanded. Whereas grand theory and grand concepts such as Realism, Liberalism, Constructivism, or Marxism do not provide case-specific knowledge or recommendations, they provide general roadmaps, conceptualization of world affairs, and also have a symbolic function, legitimating or challenging established policy paradigms. Policymakers, akin to grand theorists, arguably like to make sweeping statements and generalizations. Drawing on theory and findings in public policy studies, here applied to international relations and foreign policy, this paper suggests conditions under which grand theory can be relevant for policy.

Keywords
Theory, relevance, academia, policy, ideas, practice
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Other research area; Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-20480 (URN)10.1111/insp.12008 (DOI)000331439400006 ()2-s2.0-84894079855 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2013-12-09 Created: 2013-12-09 Last updated: 2018-06-20Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, J. & Giacomello, G. (2013). Content analysis in the digital age: Tools, functions, and implications for security. In: Jörg Krüger, Bertram Nickolay, Sandro Gaycken (Ed.), The Secure Information Society: Ethical, Legal and Political Challenges (pp. 137-148). Springer London
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Content analysis in the digital age: Tools, functions, and implications for security
2013 (English)In: The Secure Information Society: Ethical, Legal and Political Challenges / [ed] Jörg Krüger, Bertram Nickolay, Sandro Gaycken, Springer London, 2013, p. 137-148Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Content analysis is an established and effective method for research in the social science and, despite what many think, it has been around for quite some time. It has also tremendously benefited from ICT and the growth of computing power, as computers have proved to excel in the dull routine of scanning texts for keywords. But content analysis has become ubiquitous with the advent of the Internet, particularly emails and Web sites. Keyword search, a pivotal element of content analysis, is the most widespread feature of many Internet applications, from search engines to password-cracking programs. Consequently, it has become a central concern for cybersecurity. This chapter investigates some of the most important applications of content analysis on the Net and discusses its increasing essential position in many areas of cybersecurity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer London, 2013
National Category
Political Science Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27476 (URN)10.1007/978-1-4471-4763-3_6 (DOI)2-s2.0-84929044707 (Scopus ID)978-1-4471-4762-6 (ISBN)978-1-4471-4763-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-05-18 Created: 2015-05-18 Last updated: 2015-05-18Bibliographically approved
Newlove-Eriksson, L. & Eriksson, J. (2013). Governance Beyond the Global: Who Controls the Extraterrestrial?. Globalizations, 10(2), 277-292
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Governance Beyond the Global: Who Controls the Extraterrestrial?
2013 (English)In: Globalizations, ISSN 1474-7731, E-ISSN 1474-774X, Vol. 10, no 2, p. 277-292Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

How is outer space governed? This article argues that private authority is gaining salience in space politics, even with respect to the traditionally state-centric security and military aspects of space. Further, while commercial actors have always played a role in space programs, three significant changes can be detected: transnational conglomerates and consortia as opposed to individual corporations are emerging as key partners in space politics; private partners are gaining stronger and wider responsibilities for the development and management of space programs (including manned spaceflights); and public accountability is increasingly at stake due to a widening of security in space policy. The latter development includes a blurring of key distinctions between military and civilian usage (also referred to as dual-use or dual-role application), as well as between the public and private realms.

Keywords
space, public, private, accountability, globalization, governance, EU, US
National Category
Globalisation Studies
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-20481 (URN)10.1080/14747731.2013.786250 (DOI)000317914300005 ()2-s2.0-84876987534 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2013-12-09 Created: 2013-12-09 Last updated: 2018-06-20Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, J. (2011). Political Territories in a Global Era. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 12(1), 37-43
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Political Territories in a Global Era
2011 (English)In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 12, no 1, p. 37-43Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-7188 (URN)
Available from: 2011-03-23 Created: 2011-03-23 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, J. & Norman, L. (2011). Political Utilization of Scholarly Ideas: “The Clash of Civilizations” vs. “Soft Power” in US Foreign Policy. Review of International Studies, 37(1), 417-436
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Political Utilization of Scholarly Ideas: “The Clash of Civilizations” vs. “Soft Power” in US Foreign Policy
2011 (English)In: Review of International Studies, ISSN 0260-2105, E-ISSN 1469-9044, Vol. 37, no 1, p. 417-436Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses how and under what conditions ideas coming from International Relations (IR) scholarship are used in foreign policy. We argue that the focus on policy relevance, which dominates the IR literature on the research-policy interface, is limited. Focusing instead on political utilisation highlights types and mechanisms of political impact, which are overlooked in studies on policy relevance. The fruitfulness of this change in focus is showed in an analysis of how Samuel Huntington's ‘clash of civilizations’ notion and Joseph Nye's ‘soft power’ concept have been used in US foreign policy. George W. Bush's explicit critique and reframing of ‘the clash’ thesis should not be interpreted as absence of impact, but as a significant symbolic utilisation, which has helped legitimate US foreign policy. Likewise, in the few instances in which the notion of ‘soft power’ has been used explicitly, it has played a conceptual and symbolical rather than instrumental role. More generally, this article argues that accessible framing and paradigm compatibility are essential for political utilisation of ideas.

National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-6723 (URN)10.1017/S0260210510000173 (DOI)000287124200020 ()2-s2.0-79952456158 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2011-03-15 Created: 2011-03-14 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
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