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Ingemar Elander

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About Ingemar Elander

Ingemar Elander is a senior professor in politics at Örebro University and guest professor at Mälardalen University, Sweden. 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. Recent research cover 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 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), an extensive report which has inspired several reviewed articles and book chapters authored with Charlotte Fridolfsson 2012-2015. Work in progress include co-authored manuscripts on securitization and counter-securitization related to politics and religion, and the development of central-local government relations in Sweden. His three latest publications are: 

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.

Sandström, Ulf G. Ingemar Elander (in press) 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.progress.2019.100463

Keywords: urban governance, sustainable development, environment and democracy, spatial segregation, politics and religion, securitization and counter-securitization.

 

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Publications

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Articles in journals

Elander, I. & Sandström, U. G. (2020). Kompensation eller kapitulation? Ett lokalpolitiskt dilemma. Biodiverse (2), 16-17.
Elander, I. & Gustavsson, E. (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.
Fröding, K. , Elander, I. & Eriksson, C. (2015). A community-based participatory research process in a poor Swedish neighbourhood. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 28 (1), 19-36.
Elander, I. , Fridolfsson, C. & Gustavsson, E. (2015). Swedish muslims and secular society: faith-based engagement and place. Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, 26 (2), 145-163.
Fridolfsson, C. & Elander, I. (2013). Faith and place: constructing muslim identity in a secular lutheran society. Cultural Geographies, 20 (3), 319-337.
Gustavsson, E. & Elander, I. (2013). Households as role models for sustainable consumption: the case of local climate dialogues in two Swedish towns. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 56 (2), 194-210.
Fröding, K. , Geidne, J. , Elander, I. & Eriksson, C. (2013). Towards Sustainable Structures for Neighbourhood Development?: Healthy City Research in four Swedish Cities 2003 – 2009.. Journal of Health Organisation & Management, 27 (2), 225-245.
Fröding, K. , Geidne, J. , Elander, I. & Eriksson, C. (2013). Towards sustainable structures for neighbourhood development?: Healthy city research in four Swedish municipalities 2003‐2009. Journal of Health Organisation & Management, 27 (2), 225-245.
Gustavsson, E. & Elander, I. (2012). Cocky and climate smart?: Climate change mitigation and place-branding in three Swedish towns. Local Environment: the International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, 17 (8), 769-782.
Lidskog, R. & Elander, I. (2012). Ecological modernization in practice?: the case of sustainable development in Sweden. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 14 (4), 411-427.
Fröding, K. , Elander, I. & Eriksson, C. (2012). Neighbourhood development and public health initiatives: who participates?. Health Promotion International, 27 (1), 102-116.
Lidskog, R. & Elander, I. (2012). Sweden and the Baltic Sea pipeline: between ecology and economy. Marine Policy, 36 (2), 333-338.
Sayuli Fransson, A. , Elander, I. & Lidskog, R. (2011). Framing issues and forming opinions: the Baltic Sea pipeline in the Swedish media. European Spatial Research and Policy, 18 (2), 95-110.
Lidskog, R. & Elander, I. (2011). Le développement durable en Suède: la rhétorique, les politiques et la pratique. Télescope - Revue d'analyse comparée en administration publique, 17 (2), 71-91.
Fröding, K. , Geidne, J. , Elander, I. & Eriksson, C. (2011). Partnership for sustainable welfare development in four Swedish cities 2003-2009. European Journal of Public Health, 21 (suppl 1), 17-18.
Eckardt, F. , Elander, I. & Nyström, L. (2009). Looking back on FUTURE and further: experiences from a FP 6-mobility programme on urban research and practice. Urban Research & Practice, 2 (2), 222-225.
Gustavsson, E. , Elander, I. & Lundmark, M. (2009). Multilevel governance, networking cities and the geography of climate-change mitigation: two Swedish examples. Environment and Planning. C, Government and Policy, 27 (1), 59-74.
Fröding, K. , Eriksson, C. & Elander, I. (2008). Partnership for healthy neighbourhoods: city networking in multilevel context. European Urban and Regional Studies, 15 (4), 317-331.
Granberg, M. & Elander, I. (2007). Local governance and climate change: reflections on the Swedish experience. Local Environment: the International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, 12 (5), 537-548.
Elander, I. , Lundgren Alm, E. , Malbert, B. & Sandström, U. G. (2005). Biodiversity in urban governance and planning: Examples from Swedish cities. Planning Theory & Practice, 6 (3), 283-301.
Andersson, R. & Elander, I. (2003). Selectieve armenzorg: asmoedebestrijding en gemeentelijk welzijnsbeleid in Zweden. Agora : tijdschrift voor sociaal-ruimtelijke vraagstukken, 19 (1), 23-26.
Elander, I. (2002). Partenariats et gouvernance urbaine. Revue internationale des sciences sociales (172), 215-230.
Elander, I. (2002). Partnerships and urban governance. International Social Science Journal, 54 (172), 191-204.
Larsson, J. & Elander, I. (2001). Consensus, democracy and the land surveyor in the Swedish cadastral executive procedure. Planning Theory & Practice, 2 (3), 325-340.
Elander, I. (1997). Between centralism and localism: on the development of local self-government in postsocialist Europe. Environment and Planning. C, Government and Policy, 15 (2), 143-159.
Elander, I. & Montin, S. (1995). Citizenship, consumerism and local government in Sweden. Scandinavian Political Studies, 18 (1), 25-51.
Elander, I. (1995). Policy networks and housing regeneration in England and Sweden. Urban Studies, 32 (6), 913-934.
Elander, I. & Gustafsson, M. (1993). The re-emergence of local self-government in Central Europe: some notes on the first experience. European Journal of Political Research, 23 (3), 295-322.
Elander, I. , Strömberg, T. , Danermark, B. & Söderfeldt, B. (1991). Locality research and comparative analysis: the case of local housing policy in Sweden. Environment and planning A, 23 (2), 179-196.
Elander, I. & Montin, S. (1990). Decentralisation and control: central-local government relations in Sweden. Policy and politics (Print), 18 (3), 165-180.
Elander, I. & von Schéele, A. (1989). Evaluating housing renewal policy in Sweden: an interest-oriented approach. Journal of Urban Affairs, 11 (4), 397-410.

Articles, book reviews

Elander, I. (2020). Nostalgi som utopi: Recension av Zygmunt Bauman, Retrotopia. Årsbok Kristen Humanism 2020, 81, 120.

Books

Elander, I. & Fridolfsson, C. (2011). Faith-based organisations and social exclusion in Sweden (1ed.). Leuven: Acco.

Chapters in books

Elander, I. & Blanc, M. (2019). Partnerships and democracy: A happy couple in urban governance?. In: Governing European Cities: Social Fragmentation, Social Exclusion and Urban (pp. 93-124). . Taylor & Francis.
Gustavsson, E. & Elander, I. (2015). Greenest of them all?: climate change mitigation and place branding in three Swedish towns. In: Marco Eimermann & Anders Trumberg, Place and identity: a new landscape of social and political change in Sweden (pp. 76-96). Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden.
Fridolfsson, C. & Elander, I. (2015). Place and religion: Swedish Muslim identity formation. In: Marco Eimermann & Anders Trumberg, Place and identity: a new landscape of social and political change in Sweden (pp. 118-140). Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden.
Elander, I. & Fridolfsson, C. (2013). Faith community works in Sweden. In: Paul Cloke, Justin Beaumont & Andrew Williams, Working faith: faith-based organizations and urban social justice (pp. 185-200). Milton Keynes: Paternoster Press.
Dierckx, D. , Vranken, J. & Elander, I. (2012). Changing policies: how faith-based organisations participate in poverty policies. In: Justin Beaumont, Paul Cloke, Faith-based organisations and exclusion in European cities (pp. 155-172). Bristol: Policy Press.
Elander, I. , Davelaar, M. & Walliser, A. (2012). FBOs, urban governance and welfare state retrenchment. In: Justin Beaumont, Paul Cloke, Faith-based organisations and exclusion in European cities (pp. 81-104). . Policy Press.
Bachora, L. , Elander, I. & Fridolfsson, C. (2011). Faith-based organizations and social exclusion in Denmark. In: Faith-based organisations and social exclusion in Ireland and Denmark (pp. 27-66). Leuven: Acco.
Elander, I. , Granberg, M. & Gustavsson, E. (2010). Kommunen - klimataktör med stor potential. In: Birgitta Johansson, Sverige i nytt klimat - våtvarm utmaning (pp. 389-400). Stockholm: Forskningsrådet Formas.
Eriksson, C. , Elander, I. & Montin, S. (2010). Lärande och kunskapsbildning byggs in. In: Charli Eriksson, Eva Järliden, Annika Larsson, Solveig Sandberg, Partnerskap för hållbar välfärdsutveckling: utveckling och forskning under sex år i fyra städer (pp. 23-37). Örebro: Örebro universitet.
Fröding, K. , Elander, I. & Eriksson, C. (2010). Vem deltar i områdesutveckling?. In: Charli Eriksson, Eva Järliden, Annika Larsson, Solveig Sandberg, Partnerskap för hållbar välfärdsutveckling: utveckling och forskning under sex år i fyra städer (pp. 189-198). Örebro: Örebro universitet.
Fridolfsson, C. , Elander, I. , Granberg, M. & Amnå, E. (2009). FBOs and social exclusion in Sweden. In: Danielle Dierckx, Jan Vranken, Wendy Kerstens, Faith-based organisations and social exclusion in European cities: national context reports (pp. 161-196). Leuven: Acco.
Elander, I. & Uggla, Y. (2009). Inledning. In: Ylva Uggla, Ingemar Elander, Global uppvärmning och lokal politik (pp. 7-14). Stockholm: Santérus Förlag.
Eckardt, F. & Elander, I. (2009). Introduction. In: Frank Eckardt, Ingemar Elander, Urban governance in Europe (pp. 7-20). Berlin: Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag.
Gustavsson, E. , Elander, I. & Lundmark, M. (2009). Klimatpolitikens lokala geografi: exempel från svenska kommuner. In: Ylva Uggla, Ingemar Elander, Global uppvärmning och lokal politik (pp. 83-108). Stockholm: Santérus Förlag.
Uggla, Y. & Elander, I. (2009). Kommunerna och klimatet: tendenser, möjligheter och problem. In: Ylva Uggla, Ingemar Elander, Global uppvärmning och lokal politik (pp. 129-136). Stockholm: academic press.
Elander, I. , Eriksson, C. & Fröding, K. (2009). Lokalt partnerskap för folkhälsa: innovation med djupa rötter i det svenska samhället. In: Gun Hedlund, Stig Montin, Governance på svenska (pp. 179-200). Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden.
Lidskog, R. & Elander, I. (2006). Representation, deltagande eller samtal?: Demokratiteoretiska svar på dagens miljöproblem. In: Mats Ekström et al., Om demokratins villkor: Volym 1 (pp. 245-276). Örebro: Örebro universitet.
Larsson, K. , Strömberg, T. & Elander, I. (2005). Vardagsliv och urbana regimer: Från urbana välfärdsregimer till fragmenterad stadspolitik. In: Ann-Catrin Andersson, Ingemar Elander, Staden som livsmiljö - vision och verklighet: Slutrapport från ett forskningsprogram (pp. 5-21). Örebro: Örebro universitet.
Elander, I. & Åquist, A. (2001). Den motsägelsefulla staden. In: Ingemar Elander, Den motsägelsefulla staden: vardagsliv och urbana regimer (pp. 13-49). Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Elander, I. & Blanc, M. (2001). Partnerships and democracy: a happy couple in urban governance?. In: Hans Thor Andersen, Ronald van Kempen, Governing European cities: social fragmentation, social exclusion and urban governance (pp. 93-124). Aldershot: Ashgate.
Elander, I. & Lidskog, R. (2000). The Rio Declaration and subsequent global initiatives. In: Nicholas Low, Brendan Gleeson, Ingemar Elander, Rolf Lidskog, Consuming cities: the urban environment in the global economy after the Rio Declaration (pp. 30-53). London: Routledge.
Elander, I. & Montin, S. (1994). European integration, regionalism and local self-government in Sweden. In: Udo Bullmann, Die Politik der dritten Ebene: Regionen im Europa der Union (pp. 281-309). Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft.
Elander, I. & Danermark, B. (1994). Introduction. In: Berth Danermark & Ingemar Elander, Social Rented Housing in Europe: Policy, Tenure and Design (pp. 1-20). Delft, Netherlands: Delft University Press.
Elander, I. (1994). Paradise lost?: Desubsidization and social housing in Sweden. In: Berth Danermark & Ingemar Elander, Social Rented Housing in Europe: Policy, Tenure and Design (pp. 95-122). Delft, Netherlands: Delft University Press.

Collections (editor)

Uggla, Y. (ed.) & Elander, I. (ed.) (2009). Global uppvärmning och lokal politik (1ed.). Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press.
Eckardt, F. (ed.) & Elander, I. (ed.) (2009). Urban governance in Europe. Berlin: BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag (Future urban research in Europe 2).
Elander, I. (ed.) (2001). Den motsägelsefulla staden: vardagsliv och urbana regimer (1ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Low, N. (ed.) , Gleeson, B. (ed.) , Elander, I. (ed.) & Lidskog, R. (ed.) (2000). Consuming cities: the urban environment in the global economy after the Rio Declaration (1ed.). London: Routledge.
Danermark, B. (ed.) & Elander, I. (ed.) (1994). Social Rented Housing in Europe: Policy, Tenure and Design (1ed.). Delft, Netherlands: Delft University Press (Housing and urban policy studies 9).

Conference papers

Kristianssen, A. , Gustavsson, E. & Elander, I. (2015). Citizen-centred innovations between responsive and inclusive democracy.: Examples from a Swedish city.. Paper presented at Local Government and Urban governance: Citizen Responsive Innovations in Europe and in Africa. Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 9-10 April 2015.
Elander, I. , Fridolfsson, C. & Gustavsson, E. (2013). Faith-based engagement and place: Searching for a Swedish muslim identity. Paper presented at Fourth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies; session Faith, social justice and the city, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 1-3 July 2013.
Gustavsson, E. & Elander, I. (2013). Killing three birds with one stone?: Participatory planning and the challenge of multi-dimensional sustainability. Paper presented at EURA Conference Cities as Seedbeds for Innovation, organized by the European Urban Research Association Conference (EURA), the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, 3-6 July 2013.
Fröding, K. , Eriksson, C. & Elander, I. (2012). Delaktighet för utvecklingen av en hälsosam stadsdel: metodutveckling och forskning. In: Folkhälsostämman 2012 folkhälsa för en hållbar framtid. Paper presented at Folkhälsostämman 2012 23-25 april, Stockholm (pp. 80-80). Östersund: Statens folkhälsoinstitut.
Gustavsson, E. & Elander, I. (2012). ‘My Green Neighbourhood’: potentials and limits of a redevelopment initiative in a stigmatized housing estate. Paper presented at Lund Conference on Earth System Governance, 18-20 April 2012.
Gustavsson, E. & Elander, I. (2009). Local and Regional Climate Change Mitigation in the Financial Crisis: Burden or Opportunity?. In: The 15th ISDR Conference 2009 in Utrecht. Paper presented at The 15th ISDR Conference 2009 in Utrecht, NL, March 26-29, 2009.
Elander, I. & Gustavsson, E. (2007). Urban Governance, Networking Cities and Climate Change: The Swedish Context. In: SURF 2007. Paper presented at International Workshop Reproducing City-Regions: Rethinking Urbanism in an Era of Climate Change and Resource Constraint, SURF, Manchester, UK 19-20 July, 2007.
Eriksson, C. , Elander, I. , Fröding, K. & Johansson, B. (2004). Healthy cities, social inclusion and urban governance: a research program. Paper presented at Conference on Public Space, Design Center, Lund University. February 5-6, 2004.
Eriksson, C. , Elander, I. , Fröding, K. & Johansson, B. (2003). Research for healthy cities: theoretical and empirical perspectives on social inclusion, urban governance and sustainable welfare development. Paper presented at From evidence to policy to practice at the International Healthy Cities Conference, Session The Solid Facts, Belfast, Northern Ireland. UK, 19-22 October 2003.

Manuscripts

Reports

Edberg, K. , Fransson, A. & Elander, I. (2017). Island and the Pipeline: Gotland Facing the Geopolitical Power of Nord Stream. Örebro: Örebro University (Centrum för urbana och regionala studiers skriftserie 71).
Gustavsson, E. & Elander, I. (2014). Social hållbarhet i stadsutveckling?: Uppföljning av tio projekt i svenska städer. Örebro: Örebro Universitet (Centrum för urbana och regionala studiers skriftserie 70).
Gustavsson, E. & Elander, I. (2013). "My Green Neighbourhood": sustainability potential of a redevelopment initiative in a stigmatized housing estate. Örebro: (Centrum för Urbana och Regionala Studiers skriftserie 68).
Elander, I. (2013). På väg mot en sammanhållen nationell stadspolitik-: önskedröm eller möjlighet?. Karlskrona: Boverket, Myndigheten för samhällsplanering, byggande och boende (Bilaga 4 till rapporten Främjande av hållbar stadsutveckling – slutrapportering av ett regeringsuppdrag till Boverket, Riksantikvarieämbetet, Formas och Arkitekturmuseet. ).
Gustavsson, E. & Elander, I. (2013). Social hållbarhet inte bara "sustainababble"?: Från mångtydig vision till analytiskt redskap vid uppföljning av stadsbyggnadsprojekt. Örebro: (Centrum för Urbana och Regionala Studiers skriftserie 69).
Andersson, A. & Elander, I. (2005). Staden som livsmiljö: vision och verklighet: slutrapport från ett forskningsprogram. Örebro: Örebro universitet (Centrum för Urbana och Regionala Studiers skriftserie 59).