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Erik Hysing

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences


Phone: +46 19 302442

Room: F2208

Erik Hysing

About Erik Hysing

Erik Hysing is Associate Professor in Political Science. Hysing’s academic work has mainly focused on policy change, governance, and public administration within the field of sustainable development and environmental politics. His research has been published in journals such as Environmental Politics, Governance, Planning Theory & Practice, and Public Administration.

He is currently doing research within three areas: How environmental activists inside public administration affects local policymaking; the role of state agencies in promoting voluntary environmental actions by business; and, policy integration and implementation of the ecosystem services approach in Sweden.



Articles in journals |  Articles, book reviews |  Books |  Chapters in books |  Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries | 

Articles in journals

Hall, P. & Hysing, E. (2019). Advancing voluntary chemical governance?: The case of the Swedish textile industry dialogue. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 62 (6), 1001-1018.
Olsson, J. & Hysing, E. (2019). Aktivism bland offentliga tjänstemän. Fronesis (62-63), 123-132.
Boström, M. , Andersson, E. , Berg, M. , Gustafsson, K. M. , Gustavsson, E. , Hysing, E. , Lidskog, R. , Löfmarck, E. & et al. (2018). Conditions for Transformative Learning for Sustainable Development: A Theoretical Review and Approach. Sustainability, 10 (12).
Hansla, A. , Hysing, E. , Nilsson, A. & Martinsson, J. (2017). Explaining voting behavior in the Gothenburg congestion tax referendum. Transport Policy, 53, 98-106.
Hysing, E. & Lundberg, E. (2016). Making governance networks more democratic: lessons from the Swedish governmental commissions. Critical Policy Studies, 10 (1), 21-38.
Hysing, E. & Isaksson, K. (2015). Building acceptance for congestion charges: the Swedish experiences compared. Journal of Transport Geography, 49, 52-60.
Hysing, E. , Frändberg, L. & Vilhelmson, B. (2015). Compromising sustainable mobility?: the case of the Gothenburg congestion tax. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 58 (6), 1058-1075.
Hysing, E. (2014). A Green Star Fading?: A Critical Assessment of Swedish Environmental Policy Change. Environmental Policy and Governance, 24 (4), 262-274.
Hysing, E. (2014). How Public Officials Gain Policy Influence – Lessons from Local Government in Sweden. International Journal of Public Administration, 37 (2), 129-139.
Olsson, J. & Hysing, E. (2012). Theorizing inside activism: understanding policymaking and policy change from below. Planning Theory & Practice, 13 (2), 257-273.
Hysing, E. & Olsson, J. (2011). Who greens the northern light?: green inside activists in local environmental governing in Sweden. Environment and Planning. C, Government and Policy, 29 (4), 693-708.
Hysing, E. (2009). From government to governance?: a comparison of environmental governing in Swedish forestry and transport. Governance. An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions, 22 (4), 647-672.
Hysing, E. (2009). Greening transport: explaining urban transport policy change. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 11 (3), 243-261.
Hysing, E. & Olsson, J. (2008). Contextualising the advocacy coalition framework: theorising change in Swedish forest policy. Environmental Politics, 17 (5), 730-748.
Hysing, E. & Olsson, J. (2005). Sustainability through good advice?: assessing the governance of Swedish forest biodiversity. Environmental Politics, 14 (4), 510-526.

Articles, book reviews


Olsson, J. , Berg, M. , Hysing, E. , Kristianssen, A. & Petersén, A. (2019). Policy i teori och praktik. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Hysing, E. & Olsson, J. (2012). Tjänstemän i politiken (1ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.

Chapters in books

Olsson, J. & Hysing, E. (2019). Inside activism: political agency and institutional change. In: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Hysing, E. (2018). Government engagement with political consumerism. In: Boström, Magnus; Micheletti, Michele; Oosterveer, Peter, The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism. . Oxford University Press.
Hysing, E. (2015). Lost in transition?: the Green State in governance for sustainable development. In: Karin Backstrand and Annica Kronsell, Rethinking the Green State: environmental governance towards climate and sustainability transitions. . Routledge.
Hysing, E. & Olsson, J. (2011). Kommunal politisk styrning i förändring: governance, policyförändring och hållbar utveckling. In: Andreas Ivarsson, Nordisk kommunforskning: en forskningsöversikt med 113 projekt (pp. 257-260). Göteborg: Förvaltningshögskolan, Göteborgs universitet.
Hysing, E. (2009). Statslös samhällsstyrning?: governance i svensk skogspolitik. In: Gun Hedlund, Stig Montin, Governance på svenska (pp. 107-128). Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden.
Hysing, E. , Olsson, J. , Angelstam, P. & Törnblom, J. (2005). Mer död ved i skogen: är skogsbrukets attityder och beteende ett problem?. In: Johnny de Jong, Malin Almstedt Jansson, Död ved i levande skogar: hur mycket behövs och hur kan målet nås? (pp. 87-110). Stockholm: Naturvårdsverket.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Hysing, E. (2010). Governing towards sustainability: environmental governance and policy change in Swedish forestry and transport. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Örebro: Örebro universitet.