Rikard Bengtsson

Rikard Bengtsson

Senior Lecturer

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Main research areas

  • Ciivl security and defence
  • Regional cooperation and security
  • Global political order
  • Global political economy

Current research


- Changing preconditions for developing a moden civil defence


-Regional cooperation and security, primarily concerning Europe (the dynamics of European integration and security, EU external relations, Baltic Sea cooperation, and the transatlantic link) but increasingly also about the Asia-Pacific.

- Global political order, specifically concerning global power shifts, multilateralism, institutional developments, regionalism and norm evolution.

- Global political economy, specifically development issues, global and regional trade, and strategic flows and dependencies.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Globalization Studies


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