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Rolf Lidskog

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


Phone: +46 19 303272

Room: F3276

Rolf Lidskog

About Rolf Lidskog

Rolf Lidskog is a sociologist with expertise in environmental sociology, environmental regulation, risk communication and sociology of science.  


Rolf Lidskog’s research interests include environmental policy and politics at the international and national levels, especially the role of expertise in environmental governance. A central issue in this research is how actors perceive, evaluate and manage risks, where there are conflicting views on what is the most suitable way to manage them. To answer this question, he has studied a variety of environmental areas: climate change, air pollution control policy, nuclear waste management, hazardous waste management and biodiversity.  

Lecturing and Supervision

Rolf Lidskog lecturing expertise is in the areas of environmental sociology, urban sociology and sociology of science. He lectures within areas of environmental regulation, risk communication, crime prevention and multiculturalism.

Lidskog has supervised 16 PhD-students. During 2005–2010 he was responsible for the university’s course in doctoral supervision.


Lidskog has published eight books, edited nine books and three special issues as well as published more than 100 articles in peer review journals and some 50 chapters in edited books and handbooks.


Rolf Lidskog collaborates with the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (Germany) and the Center for the Study of Environmental Change, Lancaster University (England).

He is currently board member of the Swedish Research Council Formas (2019-24) and has been a board member of the Swedish Forest Agency (2013-16), the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (2011-13) and Örebro University (2011-12).

Rolf Lidskog is since 2018 vice-president of the research committee Environment and Society at the International Sociological Association (ISA) and member of the Senior Advisory Board for research network Environment and Society at the European Sociological Association (ESA)

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Articles in journals |  Articles, book reviews |  Books |  Chapters in books |  Collections (editor) |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, monographs |  Manuscripts |  Reports | 

Articles in journals

Articles, book reviews


Chapters in books

Collections (editor)

Conference papers

Doctoral theses, monographs