Ph.D., Uppsala 2016
Environment and conflict; Peace, peacebuilding and reconciliation; Security and foreign policy; Political sociology.
Florian Krampe is a political scientist, specialising in peace and conflict research, international relations, and political ecology at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University. He is affiliated to the Research School for International Water Cooperation at the UNESCO Centre on International Water Cooperation hosted by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).
His primary academic interest is the foundations of peace and security, especially the processes of building peace after armed conflict. Currently he focus on the post-conflict management of natural resources with a specific interest in the ecological foundations for a socially, economically, and politically resilient peace.
Current Research Project
Understanding Environmental Peacebuilding
This project is focusing on environmental peacebuilding, as the link between post-conflict peacebuilding and environmental governance and natural resource management. Questions this project deals with are: What role does environmental peacebuilding play in peacebuilding processes? How does environmental peacebuilding relate to “positive peace”? How do we measure and evaluate environmental peacebuilding?
The focus is in particular on how peacebuilding in Nepal and Sri Lanka is affected by climate change mitigation, renewable energy production, and micro-hydropower projects. In another segment of the project the influence of global environmental governance, in particular water resource management, during the peacebuilding process in Kosovo is studied. In sum the project contributes to our understanding the connection between the environment and peace processes.
Past Research Projects
Sustainable Statebuilding? – Assessing Energy Development Projects in Kosovo and Nepal
The project is a study of impact and durability of energy projects, which are promoted by international community in Kosovo and Nepal as post-conflict statebuilding measures. Main aim is to study if policies adopted for energy production are sustainable in terms of long-term peace and development. The project further aims to investigate a) the role and behaviour of external statebuilding actors in fostering sustainable energy policy as part of inclusive statebuilding and b) how domestic institutions and actors that are affected by these policies address environmental and natural resource issues in relation to energy production. The project contributes to understand dynamics between external and internal actors after conflict and the incorporation of sustainable development in statebuilding strategies as such. Funding Agency: Sida.
Climate Change, Natural Resource Governance and Conflict Prevention in Africa – Zambezi River Basin in Focus
The purpose of this project is to contribute to the prevention and resolution of conflicts related to climate change and natural resource governance in Africa. The research question is, more specifically: How are the shared natural resources to be governed in Africa without triggering serious conflicts, given the increasing uncertainties of their availability due to global climate change? The project is conducted in cooperation with Global Crisis Solutions, Pretoria and Swedish Defense Research Agency, Stockholm and funded by Sida.
In Uppsala I gained extensive teaching experience accumulating to over 1200 teaching hours of lecturing, supervising, and grading on the undergraduate and post-graduate level. I teach International Relations Theory, New and Critical Security Theory, as well as on environmental security and natural resource development in fragile states.
I have been course convener for two undergraduate courses. These courses have received highest marks by students (4.2 out of 5 general satisfaction). I take effort to continuously improve my teaching skills. I successfully finished the Teacher Training Course, a five-week full-time training course organized, by the Division for Development of Teaching and Learning at Uppsala University. In spring 2016 I successfully completed the course Supervising Students for Degree Projects, a two-week fulltime training course.
During my teaching I combine the theoretical, empirical, and methodological customs of the field. I apply a didactic that synthesises my roles as researcher and teacher, with the aim to expose students to state-of the art research and achieve that students early on get accustomed to scientific work and acquire and apply its distinct tools.
Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)
2017. (forthcoming) Towards Sustainable Peace: A New Research Agenda for Post-Conflict Natural Resource Management. Global Environmental Politics 17 (4). [Impact Factor: 2.316].
2016. Avoiding catastrophes: seeking synergies among the public health, environmental protection, and human security sectors. The Lancet Global Health, 4(10), e680–e681. DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(16)30173-5 (with Stoett, P., Daszak, P., Romanelli, C., Machalaba, C., Behringer, R., Chalk, F., et al) [Impact Factor: 14.722].
2016. Water for peace? Post-conflict water resource management in Kosovo. Cooperation and Conflict. DOI: 10.1177/0010836716652428 [Impact Factor: 1.000]
2016. Empowering Peace: Service Provision and State legitimacy in Peacebuilding in Nepal. Conflict, Security, and Development 16 (1): 53-73.
2010. Neue Kriege, neu betrachtet – Neubetrachtung des Forschungsstands und des Fallbeispiels Bosnien und Herzegowina [New Wars, Reconsidered. Viewing the state of research in a new light through the case of Bosnia Herzegovina]. Zeitschrift für Genozidforschung 10 (1): 61-92.
2016. Human Development and Minority Empowerment – Exploring regional perspectives on peace in South Asia. In Oliver P. Richmond, Sandra Pogodda, Jasmin Ramovic (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Disciplinary and Regional Approaches to Peace, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 363-375. (with A Swain).
2013. The Liberal Trap - Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan After 9/11. In M. Eriksson & R. Kostić (eds.), Mediation and Liberal Peacebuilding: Peace From the Ashes of War? London: Routledge. pp. 57–75.
2012. Liberal Statebuilding and Environmental Security: The International Community Between Trade-Off and Carelessness. In Ramses Amer, Ashok Swain and Joakim Öjendal (eds.), The Security-Development Nexus: Peace, Conflict and Development. London: Anthem Press, pp. 41-64. (with R Kostic and A Swain)
2011. Stability and Sustainability in Peace Building: Priority Area for Warfare Ecology. In G.E. Machlis, T. Hanson, Z. Špirić & J.E. Mckendry (eds.) Warfare Ecology. Springer Netherlands, pp. 199-210. (with A Swain).
Expert reports /studies
2011. Climate Change and the Risk of Violent Conflicts in Southern Africa. Global Crisis Solutions: Pretoria. (with A Swain, R Bali Swain and A Themnér)
2010. Armed Conflict, Non-State Conflict and One-Sided Violence and its Relation to Climate Change in the Period 1989 – 2008, A commissioned study by the Swedish Defense Research Agency, Stockholm, March 2010.
Manuscripts under peer review
2016. Actors in Environmental Peacebuilding - A case study of ownership frames in the UNEP's environmental peacebuilding policy framework, under review at International Studies Quarterly.
2016. Towards Sustainable Peace - Revising the Research Agenda for Natural Resources and Environmental Issues in Post-War Countries, under review at Global Environmental Politics.
Works in Progress
Legitimacy in post-war contexts - The reciprocal agency between states and societies. Book chapter in preparation for Richmond/Vogel Local Legitimacy and International Peace Intervention (Cambridge University Press).
Post-conflict environmental peace building in Nepal. Book chapter in preparation for Swain/Öjendal Routledge Handbook on Environmental Conflict and Peacebuilding.
Water, Cooperation and Peacebuilding - Exploring (internal) transboundary water governance in Kosovo after 1999. Article in preparation to be submitted for Water International.
Double Exposure – The normative and physical sphere in the study of climate change and post-conflict peacebuilding. Article in preparation.
Service to the Profession
Referee for: International Studies Quarterly (Oxford University Press) [Impact Factor: 1.705]; Cooperation and Conflict (Sage) [Impact Factor:1.375]; Geopolitics (Taylor & Francis) [Impact Factor of 0.923]; Journal of Peacebuilding & Development (Taylor & Francis).
Memberships and Affiliations
Guest research fellow at the The Hugo Valentin Centre (2012-2014)
2010 – International Studies Association (ISA) Section member of: Scientific Study of International Processes, Environmental Studies, Peace Studies
2011 – Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW) [German Association for Political Science]
2015 – International Political Science Association (IPSA)
2015 – Swedish Global Environmental Change (GEC) Science Gateway, Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences (SSEESS)
Member of the Equality Committee at the Dept of Peace and Conflict Research (2009– 2011)
Member of the Election Committee at the Dept of Peace and Conflict Research (2009– 2010)
Student representative to the board of the Dept of Peace and Conflict Research (2007– 2009)
Scholarship holder of the PRIO Student Scholarship 2009 (February – August 2009)
Previously working for the Swedish Network for Peace, Conflict and Development Research and Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development.