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Ingemar Elander

Position: Researcher School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences


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Room: F2231

Ingemar Elander

About Ingemar Elander

Ingemar Elander is senior professor in politics at Örebro University and associated to Mälardalen University, Sweden since 2016). His research interests cover urban governance in a broad sense as exemplified in several publications on cities and climate change, environment and democracy, faith-based organisations and politics, urban partnerships and public health, migration and images of security. Recent research cover (un)sustainable development and urban renewal in Swedish neighbourhoods and cities, with a special focus on social and political dimensions as documented in several publications co-authored with geographer Eva Gustavsson. Elander (2009-2019). He is co-editor of Urban Governance in Europe (Eckardt & Elander 2009), and co-author of Faith-based Organisations and Social Exclusion in Sweden (Elander & Fridolfsson 2011), the latter an extensive report which has inspired several reviewed articles and book chapters authored with Charlotte Fridolfsson 2012-2021. Recently published articles and work in progress include co-authored manuscripts on securitization and counter-securitization related to politics and religion, Covid-19 and climate change and the development of central-local government relations in Sweden. 

His latest publications are: 

Elander, Ingemar (2022) Urban Renewal, Governance and Sustainable Development: More of the Same or New Paths? Editorial. Sustainability 14 (3), 1528;

Elander, Ingemar (2022) Vad göms i Carrie Hepple's trädgård? Hot- och motbilder i den perfekta stormens tid [What's hidden in Carrie Hepple's garden? Images of threat and counter-threat in a perfect storm] Kapitel 2, 17-37 i Rolf Lidskog & Erik Löfmarck (Red.) En Mänsklig natur. Risker, reglering och representationer. Festskrift till Ylva Uggla. Örebro Universitet.

Elander, I. , Granberg, M. & Montin, S. (2021). Governance and planning in a ‘perfect storm’: Securitising climate change, migration and Covid-19 in Sweden. Progress in Planning.Information via DOIMore information on external website

Elander, Ingemar (2021) Favorit i ständig repris. Planering i gränslandet mellan representativ och deltagande demokrati [Favourite in never-endig repeat. Planning on the borderline between representative and participatory democrcay] Pp. 73-78 in Nazem Tahvilzadeh (Ed.) Plan: Planering och demokrati [Plan. Planning and Democracy], Föreningen för samhällsplanering.

Fridolfsson, Charlotte & Ingemar Elander (2021): Church of Sweden Opposing the Turn of Swedish Government Migration. Policy, Politics, Religion & Ideology, DOI: 10.1080/21567689.2021.1877671

Fridolfsson, C. & Elander, I. (2021). Between Securitization and Counter-Securitization: Church of Sweden Opposing the Turn of Swedish Government Migration Policy. Politics, Religion & Ideology, 22 (1), 40-63.Information via DOIMore information on external website

Sandström, U. G. & Elander, I. (2021). Biodiversity, road transport and urban planning: A Swedish local authority facing the challenge of establishing a logistics hub adjacent to a Natura 2000 site. Progress in Planning, 148.Information via DOI

Rolf Lidskog, Ingemar Elander & Adam Standring (2020): COVID-19, the Climate, and Transformative Change: Comparing the Social Anatomies of Crises and Their Regulatory Responses. Sustainability 12 (16), 6337;

Eimermann, M. & Elander, I. (2020). Who Works in the North?: Challenges and Opportunities for Employment. I: Linda Lundmark, Dean Bradley Carson, Marco Eimermann, Dipping in to the North: living, working and traveling in sparsely populated areas (ss. 133-150). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Elander, Ingemar. & Eva Gustavsson (2019). From policy community to issue networks: Implementing social sustainability in a Swedish urban development programme. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space 37 (6), 1082-1101.

Fell, Terence, Bozena Guziana & Ingemar Elander (2019) Klass, rumslig segregation och livskvalitet i två svenska städer [Class, spatial segregation and life quality in two Swedish cities] Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift [Journal of Swedish Political Science Association] 121 (1): 65-92.



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