Rikard Bengtsson

Rikard Bengtsson

Senior lecturer

  • Assistant head of department, Deputy head of department, Senior lecturer, Director of first and second cycle studies, Associate professor, Department of Political Science

Personal profile


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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Globalization Studies


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