Natalya Yakusheva


    Research areas

  • 4112 Forestry - Environmental Governance, Environmental Policy, Climate Change
  • 517 Political science - Policy Network Analysis, Participation, Accountability, Transparency, Lobbying
  • 5203 Development Studies - Rural Development and Sustainable Livelihood Systems. , Central Asia, Eastern European Studies

Curriculum Vitae

My main research interests lay in exploring qualities of environmental governance such as participation, accountability, transparency in a multi-level context. In addition, I focus on understanding of how policy change occurs within multi-level governance. In my PhD thesis, I have studied these topics on the example of nature conservation governance in Post-Socialist EU countries. I have particularly demonstrated the development of governance arrangements in temporal and territorial scales. Over the course of my PhD work, I gained an extensive experience with fieldwork, interviewing and observatory research methods.

Currently, I explore the EU LULUCF negotiation process and look at how and with which means actors networks influence decision-making within governance arrangements. In particular, I am interested in exploring how different factors (access, power, resources, coalitions within policy network) enable (or constrain) lobbying efforts of involved actors.

In addition to academic experience, I have worked as a consultant with the UNEP Convention on Migratory Species, focusing on supporting implementation of various policy initiatives in Central Asia, fundraising and public outreach. I have also provided expert support to implementation of sustainable natural resource management in Central Asia to the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ). 

Latest publications

  1. Parks, Policies and People: Nature Conservation Governance in Post-Socialist EU Countries

    Yakusheva, N., Apr 2017, Huddinge: Södertörns Högskola.

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisMonograph

  2. Socio-demographic changes in and around protected areas and management responses: Case studies from the Carpathians

    Yakusheva, N., 2016, Parks of the Future Protected Areas in Europe Challenging Regional and Global Change. Hammer, T., Mose, I., Siegrist, D. & Weixlbaumer, N. (eds.). München: Oekom verlag, p. 211-224

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

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Latest activities

  1. Speaker in the Round-table discussion: Publication Strategies and Ways of writing a PhD Thesis

    Natalya Yakusheva (Speaker)
    31 Jan 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


    Natalya Yakusheva (Attendee)
    4 Dec 20188 Dec 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. Whose voices are heard and why? Advocacy coalitions in the European Union (EU) LULUCF negotiations

    Natalya Yakusheva (Speaker)
    7 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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Postdoctoral researcher in international forest policy

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