PhD in political science and project researcher in “Transnational Art and Heritage Transfer and the Formation of Value: Objects, Agents, and Institutions” at CBEES, Södertörn University.

Carl Marklund

PhD in political science and project researcher in “Transnational Art and Heritage Transfer and the Formation of Value: Objects, Agents, and Institutions” at CBEES, Södertörn University.
Carl Marklund holds a BA in political science from the Department of Political Science, Stockholm University (2000), an MA in international relations from the Department of International History, London School of Economics (2002), and a PhD in history from the Department of History and Civilization, European University Institute (2008). In his doctoral thesis he studied the concept of social engineering in Sweden and the USA during the interwar era.

After having obtained his PhD, Carl held a NordWel post-doc position at the Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki(2008–2010) comparing discourses on social planning in countries following different political ideologies and different economic systems. In 2010, he was assistant professor at the Department of Political Science and Contemporary History, AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków. In 2010–2012 he worked with the project “Nordic Openness”: Opportunities and Limits of a Consensual Political Culture hosted at the Centre for Nordic Studies (CENS) and the Network for European Studies (NES), University of Helsinki and co-funded by NES and the Kone Foundation. From 2012 he was a postdoctoral researcher at CBEES.

Carl has also been a visiting fellow at the Department of History, New York University (2005), Department of History, Columbia University (2006), United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (2009), Institute of Contemporary History, Södertörn University (2010), and Department of History, Stockholm University (2011).

In his work at CBEES, Carl examines how concepts of social planning have evolved in the Baltic Sea Region throughout the 1900s, in particular analyzing (dis)similaties between Eastern and Western discourses and practices of planning.

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Articles by Carl Marklund

  1. Polarization also grows in Sweden. On the Swedish upcoming elections 2018

    Both the Alliance, the Red-Greens and the Sweden Democrats seek to profile themselves as the defenders of the welfare state, against the allegedly anti-welfare policies of the others. This rhetorical scramble has not, however, resulted in any deeper debate on the reach of the welfare state and the scope of solidarity. In Sweden as well as elsewhere, polarization proves a fertile ground for the deployment of alternative facts, fake news and propagandistic hyperbole.

  2. The Icons of “the Red Banker” Olof Aschberg and the transactions of social capital

    Just as the Soviets could trade “Rembrandts for tractors,” Aschberg could trade icons for social capital, while his donations also served the purpose of establishing links between himself in Paris and his business, cultural, and political contacts in Stockholm and ensuring the longevity of Swedish contacts with its great neighbor to the east, Russia.

  3. Frameworks for University Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region

    From the discussions at the “Frameworks for University Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region” conference, the new EU-level interest in the region as well as increased Russian attention to the Baltic Sea sent a strong signal regarding the contemporary relevance and future importance of Baltic Sea cooperation.

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