Johanna Pettersson Fürst

Researcher at Department of Government, Faculty

+4618-471 3374
Visiting address:
Östra Ågatan 19
753 22 Uppsala
Postal address:
Box 514
751 20 UPPSALA

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PhD in Political Science. My research focuses on issues relating to sovereignty and policies aimed at regulating and controlling state borders. In November 2018 I defended my dissertation What's in a Line? Making Sovereignty Through Border Policy. My current project is about internal border controls in Sweden and the EU.

Research interests: Political ideas, border and migration policy, sovereignty, policy analysis, international relations, the EU, populism, labor union organization.

Keywords: political science international relations geopolitics european union migration comparative politics foreign policy analysis border studies international security political institutions public administration borders

More info about my current research project Between freedom of movement and hard borders: The implementation of internal border controls as a challenge or continuation of European integration can be found here:

During 2020-2022 I am a visiting researcher at the Nijmegen Centre for Border Reserach.

I am an associated researcher at the programme for Global Politics and Security at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.

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Johanna Pettersson Fürst