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Ylva Uggla

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

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Ylva Uggla

About Ylva Uggla

RESEARCH

Ylva Uggla’s research focuses on regulation and management of environmental risks. Central questions concern the relation between politics and science, and the handling of uncertainty in decision-making. She has studied these and related issues in several empirical fields, including hazardous waste disposal, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and biodiversity preservation. Ylva Uggla has also conducted research on urban planning and how urban greenery is constructed in relation to the city.

Current research concerns:

Individualization of environmental responsibility, including analysis of political and public communication on climate change.

Environmental representation. The project concerns both those who in various ways represent (“acting for”) the environment and how various images, graphs and symbols represent (“standing for”) the environment and/or environmental problems.

ENVIRONMEMTAL SOCIOLOGY

Ylva Uggla is coordinator for the Environmental Sociology Section.

TEACHING

Uggla is co-ordinator for the Bachelor's Programme in Social Analysis and the Master's Programme in Social Analysis, and teaches the course Globalization, individualization and risk.

Publications

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

Articles in journals

Uggla, Y. & Boström, M. (2018). Ambivalence in environmental representation: A theoretical contribution. Sociologisk forskning, 55 (4), 447-465.
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).
Boström, M. , Uggla, Y. & Hansson, V. (2018). Environmental representatives: whom, what, and how are they representing?. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 20 (1), 114-127.
Uggla, Y. (2018). Framing and visualising biodiversity in EU policy. Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences, 15 (1), 103-122.
Boström, M. , Lidskog, R. & Uggla, Y. (2017). A reflexive look at reflexivity in environmental sociology. Environmental Sociology, 3 (1), 6-16.
Lidskog, R. , Löfmarck, E. & Uggla, Y. (2017). Forestry and the environment: Tensions in a transforming modernity. Sociologisk forskning, 54 (4), 283-286.
Löfmarck, E. , Uggla, Y. & Lidskog, R. (2017). Freedom with what?: Interpretations of “responsibility” in Swedish forestry practice. Forest Policy and Economics, 75, 34-40.
Boström, M. & Uggla, Y. (2016). A sociology of environmental representation. Environmental Sociology, 2 (4), 355-364.
Uggla, Y. & Lidskog, R. (2016). Climate risks and forest practices: Forest owners' acceptance of advice concerning climate change. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, 31 (6), 618-625.
Uggla, Y. , Forsberg, M. & Larsson, S. (2016). Dissimilar framings of forest biodiversity preservation: Uncertainty and legal ambiguity as contributing factors. Forest Policy and Economics, 62, 36-42.
Uggla, Y. & Olausson, U. (2013). The enrollment of nature in tourist information: framing urban nature as ‘‘the other’’. Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, 7 (1), 97-112.
Uggla, Y. & Storbjörk, S. (2012). Klimatrisker på planerarnas agenda: att hantera motstridaga krav och kunskapsosäkerhet. Dansk Sociologi, 23 (1), 73-95.
Uggla, Y. (2010). Risk, uncertainty, and spatial distinction: a study of urban planning in Stockholm. Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management, 5 (6(15)), 48-59.
Uggla, Y. (2010). The values of biological diversity: a travelogue. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 53 (1), 91-105.
Höijer, B. , Lidskog, R. & Uggla, Y. (2006). Facing dilemmas: sense-making and decision-making in late modernity. Futures: The journal of policy, planning and futures studies, 38 (3), 350-366.
Lidskog, R. , Soneryd, L. & Uggla, Y. (2005). Knowledge, power and control: studying environmental regulation in late modernity. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 7 (2), 89-106.
Lidskog, R. & Uggla, Y. (2004). När det förväntade inträffar: oljekatastrofer och senmodern riskreglering. Nordisk Samhällsgeografisk Tidsskrift (38), 43-65.
Uggla, Y. (2004). Risk and safety analysis in long-term perspective. Futures: The journal of policy, planning and futures studies, 36 (5), 549-564.
Uggla, Y. (2002). Mercury and radioactive waste disposal in Sweden: political handling at the local level. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, 4 (4), 425-447.
Lidskog, R. & Uggla, Y. (2000). Mercury waste management in Sweden: historical perspectives and recent trends. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 43 (4), 561-572.
Soneryd, L. & Uggla, Y. (2000). Politics as a struggle over definition: two case studies. Environmental Science and Policy, 3 (5), 277-286.

Articles, book reviews

Storbjörk, S. , Hjerpe, M. & Uggla, Y. (2014). Det vattennära byggandets problematik. PLAN (3), 48-49.
Uggla, Y. (2012). Understanding the environment and social policy: Book review perspectives. Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy, 8 (1), 119-120.
Uggla, Y. (2009). Att styra med skuld och skam. ETC Örebro (06-24).

Books

Soneryd, L. & Uggla, Y. (2011). (O)möjliga livsstilar: samhällsvetenskapliga perspektiv på individualiserat miljöansvar. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Lidskog, R. , Soneryd, L. & Uggla, Y. (2010). Transboundary risk governance (1ed.). London: Earthscan Publications Ltd. (The Earthscan Risk in Soceity Series ).

Chapters in books

Uggla, Y. (2020). Nature Conservation and the Ambiguous Human-Nature Relationship. In: Thomas Park and James Greenberg, Terrestrial Transformations: A Political Ecology Approach to Society and Nature (pp. 223-234). . Lexington Books.
Uggla, Y. (2020). Sociologi, bildning och hållbar samhällsutveckling. In: Magnus Boström, Christian Lundahl, Johan Öhman, Humanistiska och samhällsvetenskapliga perspektiv på bildning och hållbar utveckling (pp. 44-52). Örebro: Örebro universitet.
Uggla, Y. , Lidskog, R. & Boström, M. (2019). Var går gränsen för det rimliga?: Förhandlingar om vardagsliv och miljöansvar. In: Jenny Alsarve och Erik Löfmarck, Samhälle i förhandling: Villkor, processer, konsekvenser (pp. 152-166). Örebro: Örebro universitet.
Uggla, Y. & Uggla, F. (2016). CHANGE: The European Commission's Climat Campaign as a Technique of Government. In: H. Bulkeley, M. Paterson och J. Stripple, Towards a cultural politics of climate change: devices, desires, and dissent (pp. 24-36). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Uggla, Y. & Soneryd, L. (2014). Ekonomi och miljö. In: Azarian, R, Daoud, A och Larsson, B, Ekonomisk sociologi: en introduktion (pp. 214-229). Stockholm: Liber.
Uggla, Y. (2014). The Urban Park as "Paradise Contrived". In: Bradley, Karin & Hedrén, Johan, Green utopianism: perspectives, politics and micro-practices (pp. 150-164). New York: Routledge.
Soneryd, L. & Uggla, Y. (2012). Klimatfrågan och individualiserat ansvar. In: Linda Soneryd, Power landscapes (pp. 23-26). . Labyrint Press.
Uggla, Y. (2009). Framtiden är inte längre vad den varit: anpassning till ett förändrat klimat. In: Ylva Uggla, Ingemar Elander, Global uppvärmning och lokal politik (pp. 109-128). Stockholm: Santérus Förlag.
Elander, I. & Uggla, Y. (2009). Inledning. In: Ylva Uggla, Ingemar Elander, Global uppvärmning och lokal politik (pp. 7-14). 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.
Lidskog, R. & Uggla, Y. (2009). Lokalt klimatarbete: kommunen som lärande organisation. In: Ylva Uggla, Ingemar Elander, Global uppvärmning och lokal politik (pp. 63-81). Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press.
Olausson, U. & Uggla, Y. (2009). Offentlig kommunikation om klimatförändring. In: Ylva Uggla, Ingemar Elander, Global uppvärmning och lokal politik (pp. 43-62). Stockholm: Santérus Förlag.
Uggla, Y. (2006). Nya former för riskreglering: En stat på väg från hybris till hjälplöshet?. In: Mats Ekström et al., Om demokratins villkor: volym 1 (pp. 223-243). Örebro: Örebro universitet.
Uggla, Y. (2004). Att avgifta ett kretslopp: om svensk kvicksilverpolitik. In: Magnus Boström, Eva Sandstedt, Är vi på rätt väg?: Studier om miljöfrågans lösning (pp. 97-109). Stockholm: Forskningsrådet Formas.
Uggla, Y. (2004). Institutional thinking in siting conflicts: the case of Stripa mine. In: Boholm, Åsa and Löfstedt, Ragnar E., Facility siting: risk, power and identity in land use planning (pp. 44-55). London: Earthscan / James & James.

Collections (editor)

Uggla, Y. (ed.) & Elander, I. (ed.) (2009). Global uppvärmning och lokal politik (1ed.). Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press.

Conference papers

Uggla, Y. (2013). Is it possible to see, feel or experience biodiveristy?. Paper presented at 11th ESA Conference, European Sociological Association, Turin, Italy, August 28-31, 2013.
Uggla, Y. (2012). Transboundary governance and individual responsibility. Paper presented at Second ISA Forum of Sociology, Social justice and democratization, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 1-4, 2012.
Uggla, Y. (2011). Storytelling and the creation of a city brand. Paper presented at Current Issues in European Cultural Studies, Norrköping, Sweden, June 15-17, 2011.
Uggla, Y. (2011). Urban nature as heterotopias: city-marketing and the construction of the National City Park in Stockholm. Paper presented at Green Futures, Norrköping, Sweden, September 6, 2011.
Uggla, Y. (2009). Environmental planning and politics in urban development: useful theoretical concepts. Paper presented at Workshop, Urban planning and politics, VTI, Linköping, Sweden, October 14-15, 2009.
Uggla, Y. (2009). Risk uncertainty and spatial distinctions: a study of urban planning in Stockholm. Paper presented at Coping with uncertainty, Multidisciplinary Research Conference on Risk Governance in the Baltic Sea Region, Sigtuna, Sweden, November 15-17, 2009.
Uggla, Y. (2008). The value of biological diversity: who pleads for bugs and grubs?. Paper presented at First ISA Forum of Sociology, Barcelona, Spain, September 5-8, 2008.
Uggla, Y. (2007). Making uncertainty governable: social planning and integrative approaches to climate change. Paper presented at 13th Annual International Sustainable Development Conference, Västerås, Sweden, June 10-12, 2007.
Uggla, Y. (2006). Strategies to create risk awareness and legitimacy: the Swedish climate campaign. Paper presented at New Perspectives on Risk Communication: Uncertainty in a Complex Society, Göteborg, Sweden, August 31 - September 2 , 2006.
Uggla, Y. (2005). Hedging against future risk: social planning and local adaptation to climate change in Sweden. Paper presented at Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Pasadena, California, USA, October 19, 2005.
Uggla, Y. (2005). Legitimacy and accountability in risk regulation. Paper presented at Environment, knowledge and democracy, ISA, Marseille, France, July 6-7, 2005.
Uggla, Y. (2001). Institutional thinking in siting conflicts: the case of Stripa mine. Paper presented at New perspectives on siting controversies, Örenäs, Sweden, May 17-20, 2001.
Uggla, Y. (2001). Rational decision-making and institutional thinking: theoretical discussions in the field of siting conflicts. Paper presented at 5th ESA Conference, European Sociological Association, Helsinki, Finland, August 28 - September 1, 2001.
Uggla, Y. (2000). Politics as struggle over definition. Paper presented at Social Construction of Risk and Safety, Linköping, Sweden, March 15-17, 2000.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Uggla, Y. (2002). Environmental politics and the enchantment of modernity: mercury and radioactive waste disposal in Sweden. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Örebro: Örebro universitetsbibliotek.

Manuscripts

Reports

Gustafsson, K. M. , Löfmarck, E. , Salmonsson, L. & Uggla, Y. (2019). Skrivutveckling i stora studentgrupper: Erfarenheter från ett pedagogiskt utvecklingsprojekt. Örebro: Örebro University (Arbetsrapporter från Högskolepedagogiskt centrum 1).
Uggla, Y. & Lidskog, R. (2006). Att planera för en osäker framtid: kommuners arbete inför hotet om ett förändrat klimat. Örebro: Örebro universitet (Centrum för urbana och regionala studiers skriftserie 60).
Lidskog, R. , Sundqvist, G. & Uggla, Y. (2005). Risk, expertis och demokrati: allmänhetens inflytande i samhällets riskhantering. Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet (STS Research Reports 10).