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Dr Oscar Berglund

Dr Oscar Berglund

Dr Oscar Berglund
BA, MSc, MSc, PhD

Lecturer in International Public and Social Policy

Area of research

Contestation and Civil Disobedience

Office Room G2, 10 Woodland Road
Social Science Complex,
8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ
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Research summary

International Political Economy, Social Movements, Civil Disobedience, Contestation, Austerity, Neoliberalisation

My research is located within the field of International Political Economy and particularly Critical Political Economy. It looks at political contestation of gobal processes like neoliberalisation, austerity and climate change. This includes both non-violent contestation by social movements and parliamentary forms of contestation. My research draws on a historical materialist theoretical framework with a focus on political agency and contestation. I am particularly interested in how social movements use civil disobedience to achieve their aims and how they justify their law-breaking. 

My current research explores climate change activism and ...

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Biography

My research is located within the field of Critical Political Economy. It looks at political contestation of policy processes including both non-violent contestation by social movements and parliamentary forms of contestation. My research draws on a historical materialist theoretical framework with a focus on political agency and contestation. I am particularly interested in how social movements use civil disobedience as a way of achieving their aims.

I am currently exploring how climate change activists are using civil disobedience, how they justify their law-breaking and the effect that this has on climate change policy and politics.

My PhD thesis analysed the ...

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