Göran Sundqvist

Professor II

Academic interests

In his research Sundqvist has focused, among other things, on the politics of expertise, and public involvement in science and technology policy, including stakeholder involvement and risk governance. He has a long-standing interest in studies on the interface between science and policy in environmental regulation, on international, national and local levels.

Courses taught

Sundqvist has coordinated the TIK PhD programme and been responsible for the TIK/ESST Master specialisation course ‘Science and Poitics in Controversies on Nature’ (TIK 4011) and the PhD course ‘Science and Technology Studies’.
 

Background

Göran Sundqvist holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Gothenburg (1992) and during the years 2008-2015 he was a professor in science, technology and culture at TIK. He has recently returned to the Section for Science and Technology Studies at the University of Gothenburg.
 

Projects

During recent years Sundqvist has participated in several EU-supported projects and is currently involved in the MoDeRn project (Monitoring Developments for safe Repository operation and stage closure), a four- year (2009- 2012) collaborative project funded under the 7th Framework Program (EURATOM). He also (together with professor Rolf Lidskog, Örebro University) worked on the project ‘Expertise, democracy and environmental regulation’, supported by the Swedish Research Council Formas (2008-2011).

Tags: Science and Technology Studies, Expertise, Environment and Energy, Science and policy, Public engagement with science

Publications

Elam, Mark & Sundqvist, Göran (forthcoming) ‘Meddling in the KBS Programme and Swedish Success in Nuclear Waste Management’, Environmental Politics.
Elam, Mark & Sundqvist, Göran (2009) ‘The Swedish KBS Project: A Last Word in Nuclear Fuel Safety Prepares to Conquer the World?’, Special Issue: Currents Trends and Coming Challenges in the Management of Spent Nuclear Fuel, Journal of Risk Research 12(7-8): 969-988.
Sundqvist, Göran & Elam, Mark (2009) ‘Sociologin, hybriderna och den sociala verkligheten. Exemplet kärnavfall’, Sociologisk Forskning 46 (2): 4-25.
Lidskog, Rolf & Sundqvist, Göran (2008) ‘The Role of Science in Environmental Regimes: The Case of LRTAP’, 211-236, in Peter M Haas (ed.) International Environmental Governance, Ashgate. Also published, pp. 269-287, in Friedrich Kratochwil and Edward D. Mansfield (eds.) International Organization and Global Governance. Second Edition. New York: Pearson Longman.
Sundqvist, Göran (2002) The Bedrock of Opinion: Science, Technology and Society in the Siting of High-Level Nuclear Waste. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

  • Lahn, Bård & Sundqvist, Göran (2017). Science as a "fixed point"? Quantification and boundary objects in international climate politics. Environmental Science and Policy.  ISSN 1462-9011.  67, s 8- 15 . doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2016.11.001
  • Bergmans, Anne; Sundqvist, Göran; Kos, Drago & Simmons, Peter (2015). The participatory turn in radioactive waste management: Deliberation and the social-technical divide. Journal of Risk Research.  ISSN 1366-9877.  18(3), s 347- 363 . doi: 10.1080/13669877.2014.971335
  • Lahn, Bård & Sundqvist, Göran (2015). Et fast punkt for klimaet? Vitenskap og politikk i den svarte "Bali-boksen". Sosiologi i dag.  ISSN 0332-6330.  45(1), s 31- 52
  • Lidskog, Rolf & Sundqvist, Göran (2015). When does science matter? International relations meets science and technology studies . Global Environmental Politics.  ISSN 1526-3800.  15(1), s 1- 20 . doi: 10.1162/GLEP_a_00269
  • Sundqvist, Göran; Bohlin, Ingemar; Hermansen, Erlend Andre Tveiten & Yearley, Steven (2015). Formalization and separation: A systematic basis for interpreting approaches to summarizing science for climate policy. Social Studies of Science.  ISSN 0306-3127.  45(3), s 416- 440 . doi: 10.1177/0306312715583737
  • Sundqvist, Göran (2014). ‘Heating up’ or ‘cooling down’? Analysing and performing broadened participation in technoscientific conflicts. Environment and planning A.  ISSN 0308-518X.  46(9), s 2065- 2079 . doi: 10.1068/a4611
  • Lidskog, Rolf & Sundqvist, Göran (2013). Sociology of Risk, In Sabine Roeser; Rafaela Hillerbrand; Per Sandin & Martin Peterson (ed.),  Essentials of Risk Theory.  Springer.  ISBN 978-94-007-5454-6.  4.  s 75 - 105
  • Lidskog, Rolf; Sundqvist, Göran; Kall, Ann-Sofie; Sandin, Per & Larsson, Stig (2013). Intensive forestry in Sweden: stakeholders' evaluation of benefits and risk. Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences.  ISSN 1943-815X.  10(3-4), s 145- 160 . doi: 10.1080/1943815X.2013.841261
  • Sundqvist, Göran (2013). Not here, not there, not anywhere: politics, social movements, and the disposal of low-lewel radioactive waste. By Daniel J. Sherman: RFF Press, Washington, DC, London, 2011. 240 pp., £80.00 (hardback), £24.99 (paperback), ISBN 1933115920. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning.  ISSN 1523-908X.  15(1), s 131- 133 . doi: 10.1080/1523908X.2013.766481
  • Bergmans, Anne; Elam, Mark; Simmons, Peter & Sundqvist, Göran (2012). Perspectives on Radioactive Waste Repository Monitoring: Confirmation, Compliance, Confidence Building, and Societal Vigilance. Technikfolgenabschatzung - Theorie und Praxis.  ISSN 1619-7623.  21(3), s 22- 28
  • Lidskog, Rolf & Sundqvist, Göran (2012). Sociology of Risk, In Sabine Roeser; Rafaela Hillerbrand; Per Sandin & Martin Peterson (ed.),  Handbook of Risk Theory. Epistemology, Decision Theory, Ethics, and Social Implications of Risk.  Springer.  ISBN 9789400714328.  40.  s 1001 - 1028
  • Sundqvist, Göran (2012). Governing Unruly Technology: Swedish Politicians and Nuclear Power, In Bengt Larsson; Martin Letell & Håkan Thörn (ed.),  Transformations of the Swedish Welfare State: From Social Engineering to Governance?.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-0-230-29341-0.  4.  s 56 - 70
  • Elam, Mark & Sundqvist, Göran (2011). Meddling in Swedish success in nuclear waste management. Environmental Politics.  ISSN 0964-4016.  20(2), s 246- 263 . doi: 10.1080/09644016.2011.551030
  • Elam, Mark & Sundqvist, Göran (2011). The Swedish KBS project: a last word in nuclear fuel safety prepares to conquer the world?, In Urban Strandberg & Mats Andrén (ed.),  Nuclear Waste Management in a Globalised World.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-61567-9.  Ch. 6.
  • Letell, Martin; Sundqvist, Göran & Elam, Mark (2011). Steering through the neighbourhood: towards an advanced liberal risk society?. Environment and planning A.  ISSN 0308-518X.  43(1), s 106- 125 . doi: 10.1068/a43218
  • Lidskog, Rolf & Sundqvist, Göran (2011). Science-Policy-Citizen Dynamics in International Environmental Governance, In Rolf Lidskog & Göran Sundqvist (ed.),  Governing the Air. The Dynamics of Science, Policy, and Citizen Interaction.  MIT Press.  ISBN 978-0-262-01650-6.  12.
  • Lidskog, Rolf & Sundqvist, Göran (2011). Transboundary Air Pollution Policy in Transition, In Rolf Lidskog & Göran Sundqvist (ed.),  Governing the Air. The Dynamics of Science, Policy, and Citizen Interaction.  MIT Press.  ISBN 978-0-262-01650-6.  1.
  • Sundqvist, Göran (2011). Fewer Boundaries and Less Certainty: The Role of Experts in European Air Policy, In Rolf Lidskog & Göran Sundqvist (ed.),  Governing the Air. The Dynamics of Science, Policy, and Citizen Interaction.  MIT Press.  ISBN 978-0-262-01650-6.  7.
  • Blowers, Andrew & Sundqvist, Göran (2010). Radioactive waste management – technocratic dominance in an age of participation. Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences.  ISSN 1943-815X.  7(3), s 149- 155
  • Elam, Mark; Soneryd, Linda & Sundqvist, Göran (2010). Demonstrating Safety - Validating New Build: The Enduring Template of Swedish Nuclear Waste Management. Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences.  ISSN 1943-815X.  7(3), s 197- 210
  • Sundqvist, Göran & Elam, Mark (2010). Public Involvement Designed to Circumvent Public Concern? The “Participatory Turn” in European Nuclear Activities. Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy.  ISSN 1944-4079.  1(4)
  • Elam, Mark & Sundqvist, Göran (2009). The Swedish KBS Project: A Last Word in Nuclear Fuel Safety Prepares to Conquer the World?. Journal of Risk Research.  ISSN 1366-9877.  12(7-8), s 969- 988 . doi: 10.1080/13669870903126077
  • Sundqvist, Göran & Elam, M (2009). Sociology, Hybrids and Social Reality: The Case of Nuclear Waste. Sociologisk forskning.  ISSN 0038-0342.  (2), s 4- 25
  • Sundqvist, Göran & Elam, Mark (2009). Sociologin, hybriderna och den sociala verkligheten. Exemplet kärnavfall. Sociologisk forskning.  ISSN 0038-0342.  46(2), s 4- 25
  • Sundqvist, Göran & Lidskog, Rolf (2009). Mellan teknokrati och populism: Experter och medborgare i svensk kärnkraftspolitik. Fronesis.  ISSN 1404-2614.  (29-30), s 107- 127

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  • Lidskog, Rolf & Sundqvist, Göran (2013). Miljøsosiologi. Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-05-44942-8.  192 s.
  • Lidskog, Rolf & Sundqvist, Göran (ed.) (2011). Governing the Air. The Dynamics of Science, Policy, and Citizen Interaction. MIT Press.  ISBN 978-0-262-01650-6.  392 s.
  • Lidskog, Rolf & Sundqvist, Göran (2011). Miljösociologi. Studentlitteratur AB.  ISBN 978-91-44-05605-0.  182 s.

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  • Hermansen, Erlend Andre T. & Sundqvist, Göran (2015). IPCC Knowledge and climate change actions: A successful intervention of the co-production concept?.
  • Hermansen, Erlend Andre T. & Sundqvist, Göran (2015). Top-Down or Bottom-Up? Revisiting Norwegian Climate Mitigation Policy.
  • Hermansen, Erlend Andre T.; Sundqvist, Göran & Halvorsen, Kristin (2015). Kunnskap i klimapolitikk - hvordan sammenstille og kommunisere?.
  • Bergmans, Anne; Elam, Mark; Simmons, Peter & Sundqvist, Göran (2014). Monitoring and the Risk Governance of Repository Development and Staged Closure: Exploratory Engagement Activity in three European Countries.

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