Markus Kröger

Person

Education information

Title of Docent in Development Studies 2014, University of Helsinki

D.Soc.Sc. Political Science/World Politics 2010, University of Helsinki

MA Latin American Studies/Intercultural Encounters 2005, University of Helsinki

BBA International Business 2002, Helsinki School of Economics

Research interests

  • Brazilian studies
  • Global natural resource politics
  • Tree plantation expansion
  • Forestry (particularly pulp and paper) and mining (particularly iron ore) investment and conflicts
  • Social movement strategies and economic outcomes
  • Political economy, development and globalization in Latin America, India and the Arctic
  • Critical agrarian studies
  • Future of forestry, forest policy, and deforestation
  • Global land rush in the Tropics and the Arctic
  • Methodology of comparative politics and world politics, especially QCA and multi-sited political ethnography

Description of research and teaching

A lecturer in several fields since 2006, designing and teaching several new courses on all levels of teaching (bachelor, master, doctoral), as well as designing and scoring literature exams. I have also supervised several PhD and Master and Bachelor theses in varied fields, and graded several theses. I have been active in teaching in the following fields: Latin American Studies, Political Science, Development Studies, Bioethics, Intercultural Encounters, Forestry, and general Social Sciences and Environmental and Agricultural Sciences.

Examples of courses given: Development Studies and Social Science PhD seminars on Environmental Politics and Economics; Political Science BA-level methodology course on Qualitative Comparative Analysis; MA-level lecture-course on Power Relations in Brazil. Several courses in Development Studies: e.g. Theories of Development, Gender and Development, Master thesis seminars, My Methodological Paths, Political Ecology and Resource Politics, Environment and Politics, Contemporary Societies Seminar, and others.

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Curriculum Vitae

Markus Kröger

Associate Professor, Development Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki

Academy Research Fellow

Highlighted publications

  1. The Global Land Rush and the Arctic

    Kröger, A. M., 28 Jun 2018, The GlobalArctic Handbook. Finger, M. & Heininen, L. (eds.). Cham: Springer International Publishing , p. 27-43 17 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  2. Contentious Agency and Natural Resource Politics

    Kröger, M., 5 Sep 2013, Abingdon: Routledge. 174 p. (Rethinking globalizations; vol. 47)

    Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

  3. Birthing extractivism: The role of the state in forestry politics and development in Uruguay

    Ehrström-Fuentes, M. & Kröger, A. M., 1 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Rural Studies. 57, p. 197–208 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  4. E-pub ahead of print

    The role of debt, death and dispossession in world-ecological transformations: swidden commons and tar capitalism in nineteenth-century Finland

    Toivanen, T. T. & Kröger, A. M., 29 Sep 2018, In : Journal of Peasant Studies.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  5. The political economy of ‘flex trees’: a preliminary analysis

    Kröger, A. M., Jul 2016, In : Journal of Peasant Studies. 43, 4, p. 886-909 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  6. Spatial Causalities in Resource Rushes: Notes from the Finnish Mining Boom

    Kröger, M., 2016, In : Journal of Agrarian Change. 16, 4, p. 543–570 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  7. The political economy of global tree plantation expansion: a review

    Kröger, M., 20 Mar 2014, In : Journal of Peasant Studies. 41, 2, p. 235-261 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  8. Inter-sectoral determinants of forest policy: the power of deforesting actors in post-2012 Brazil

    Kröger, A. M., 7 Mar 2017, In : Forest Policy and Economics. 77, p. 24-32 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  9. Finnish forest policy in the era of bioeconomy: A pathway to sustainability?

    Kröger, A. M. & Raitio, K., 7 Mar 2017, In : Forest Policy and Economics. 77, p. 6-15 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  10. Ethno-Territorial Rights and the Resource Extraction Boom in Latin America: Do Constitutions Matter?

    Kröger, A. M. & Lalander, R., 24 Mar 2016, In : Third World Quarterly. 37, 4, p. 682-702 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Journal of Peasant Studies (Journal)

    Markus Kröger (Reviewer)
    Apr 2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

  2. CIFOR

    Markus Kröger (Visiting researcher)
    18 Feb 201922 Feb 2019

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

  3. Forest Policy and Economics (Journal)

    Markus Kröger (Reviewer)
    Feb 2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

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Education

Title of Docent in Development Studies

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