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Research group

Environmental Sociology Section

About this group

Group information

Research within the environmental sociology section at Örebro University focuses environment-society relations. Environmental problems are something that is created by and must be solved by society. Accordingly, sociological perspectives and research are crucial to our understanding of how environmental problems result from societal structures and human actions and what possible ways there are to deal with them. Within the environmental sociology section at Örebro University we study issues related to transboundary environmental problems, such as climate change and biodiversity loss. The research covers areas such as the role of expertise in environmental governance, interaction between science, politics and the public in environmental regulation, environmental representation and communication, and social movements’ and individual engagement in societal transformation towards sustainability, as well as the conceptual development of environmental sociology.

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Research funding bodies

  • Swedish Energy Agency
  • European Commission
  • The Swedish Research Council Formas
  • Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
  • The Research Council of Norway
  • The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Swedish Research Council
  • Örebro University