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Petersson examines the conditions under which non-governmental organizations (NGOs) can contribute to effective governance of global marine resources in the high sea areas of the ocean. In particular, she is interested in the role of NGOs and the ways in which these organizations exercise advocacy and contribute to outcomes of global marine governance. Petersson’s research looks both at the role and participation of NGOs within formal and state-led global institutions like the Regional Fisheries Management Organizations and through engagement in private forms governance.
Before joining the SRC, Petersson worked as an international consultant for the UNFAO (Fisheries and Aquaculture Department) and did a traineeship at the Cabinet for the EU Commissioner for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs. She has a MSc in Sustainability from the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University and a BSc in Political Science with a specialization in Environmental Politics from the University of Gothenburg.
Petersson is a part of the Nereus Program, a collaboration between the Nippon Foundation and the University of British Columbia.
Research news | 2019-06-11
New study explores the variation in strategies transnational partnerships employ when addressing illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing
Research news | 2019-04-12
New study reveals what roles non-state actors play in tuna regional fisheries management organizations
2019 - Journal / article
This paper explores the role of transnational partnerships within a transboundary policy problem, namely illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing. It focuses on an understudied aspect in the partnership literature, namely ‘how and why do partnerships engage in advocacy’? The article theorizes and empirically explores the variation in strategies used by transnational partnerships to shape IUU policy development and im...
Petersson, M.T., Dellmuth, L.M., Merrie, A. and Österblom, H.
2019 - Journal / article
Non-state actors (NSAs) have proliferated in number and are increasingly acknowledged to matter for global governance of natural resources. This has generated considerable scholarly interest, but there is surprisingly little systematic knowledge about patterns and trends of NSA participation in global fisheries institutions. This article addresses this gap by studying NSA populations, considering more than 500 actors attending...