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Monika Berg

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


Phone: +46 19 303672

Room: F3277

Monika Berg

About Monika Berg

Monika Berg is associate professor in sociology and has a doctoral degree in political science. She is part of the Environmental Sociology Section at Örebro University.


Monika Berg current research focuses on environmental policy, the interaction between science and policy and the handling of ethical conflicts when governing society towards a sustainable transition. In addition, Berg has recently headed a research project on the organisation of the welfare state and its implications for institutional trust.

Berg received her Ph.D. in Political Science at Örebro University. Her thesis is within the field of policy studies and explores the dynamics of policy formation, with a particular focus on problem formulation and knowledge usage. The empirical focus is on the policy field of local crime prevention and safety policy in Sweden.


Monika Berg is responsible for the master courses Theoretical perspectives on sustainable development, and for the advanced course in Sociology.


Articles in journals |  Articles, book reviews |  Books |  Chapters in books |  Collections (editor) |  Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries | 

Articles in journals

Berg, M. & Johansson, T. (2020). Building Institutional Trust Through Service Experiences: Private Versus Public Provision Matter. Journal of public administration research and theory, 30 (2), 290-306.
Lidskog, R. , Berg, M. , Gustafsson, K. M. & Löfmarck, E. (2020). Cold Science Meets Hot Weather: Environmental Threats, Emotional Messages and Scientific Storytelling. Media and Communication, 8 (1), 118-128.
Gustafsson, K. M. , Berg, M. , Lidskog, R. & Löfmarck, E. (2019). Intersectional boundary work in socializing new experts: The case of IPBES. Ecosystems and people, 15 (1), 181-191.
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).
Berg, M. & Lidskog, R. (2018). Pathways to deliberative capacity: the role of the IPCC. Climatic Change, 148 (1-2), 11-24.
Berg, M. & De Majo, V. (2017). Understanding the Global Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction. Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy, 8 (2), 147-167.
Lidskog, R. & Persson, M. (2012). Community safety policies in Sweden: a policy change in crime control strategies?. International Journal of Public Administration, 35 (5), 293-302.

Articles, book reviews


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

Chapters in books

Berg, M. & Saikkonen, P. (2019). The eco-social Nordic welfare state – a distant dream or apossible future?. In: Sakari Hänninen, Kirsi-Marja Lehtelä and Paula Saikkonen, The Relational Nordic Welfare State: Between Utopia and Ideology (pp. 162-183). . Edward Elgar Publishing.
Persson, M. (2015). Place and unsafety: does place affect feelings of unsafety?. In: Marco Eimermann och Anders Trumberg, Place and identity: A new landscape of social and political change in Sweden (pp. 180-204). Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden.
Persson, M. (2013). A theoretical inquiry of the use of knowledge in the policy process. In: Henrik Lindberg, Knowledge and policy change (pp. 22-41). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Persson, M. (2011). Forskningens roll i trygghetspolitiken. In: Ann-Sofie Hellberg, Martin Karlsson, Hannu Larsson, Erik Lundberg, Monika Persson, Perspektiv på offentlig verksamhet i utveckling: tolv kapitel om demokrati, styrning och effektivitet (pp. 21-31). Örebro: Örebro universitet.

Collections (editor)

Hellberg, A. (ed.) , Karlsson, M. (ed.) , Larsson, H. (ed.) , Lundberg, E. (ed.) & Persson, M. (ed.) (2011). Perspektiv på offentlig verksamhet i utveckling: tolv kapitel om demokrati, styrning och effektivitet (1ed.). Örebro: Örebro universitet (FOVU:s rapportserie 1).

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Persson, M. (2014). The dynamics of policy formation: making sense of feelings of public unsafety. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Örebro: Örebro university.