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Svenberg, S. (2019). Rörelsetidskrifter – en genrebeteckning. Arr - idéhistorisk tidsskrift (4)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rörelsetidskrifter – en genrebeteckning
2019 (Swedish)In: Arr - idéhistorisk tidsskrift, ISSN 0802-7005, no 4Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Arr, 2019
National Category
History of Ideas
Research subject
History Of Sciences and Ideas; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-78269 (URN)
Available from: 2019-11-28 Created: 2019-11-28 Last updated: 2019-11-28Bibliographically approved
Boström, M., Andersson, E., Berg, M., Gustafsson, K. M., Gustavsson, E., Hysing, E., . . . Öhman, J. (2018). Conditions for Transformative Learning for Sustainable Development: A Theoretical Review and Approach. Sustainability, 10(12), Article ID 4479.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conditions for Transformative Learning for Sustainable Development: A Theoretical Review and Approach
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2018 (English)In: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 10, no 12, article id 4479Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Continued unsustainability and surpassed planetary boundaries require not only scientific and technological advances, but deep and enduring social and cultural changes. The purpose of this article is to contribute a theoretical approach to understand conditions and constraints for societal change towards sustainable development. In order to break with unsustainable norms, habits, practices, and structures, there is a need for learning for transformation, not only adaption. Based on a critical literature review within the field of learning for sustainable development, our approach is a development of the concept of transformative learning, by integrating three additional dimensions—Institutional Structures, Social Practices, and Conflict Perspectives. This approach acknowledges conflicts on macro, meso, and micro levels, as well as structural and cultural constraints. It contends that transformative learning is processual, interactional, long-term, and cumbersome. It takes place within existing institutions and social practices, while also transcending them. The article adopts an interdisciplinary social science perspective that acknowledges the importance of transformative learning in order for communities, organizations, and individuals to be able to deal with global sustainability problems, acknowledging the societal and personal conflicts involved in such transformation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2018
Keywords
conflict, institutional, learning, social change, social practice, structure, transformative
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-70403 (URN)10.3390/su10124479 (DOI)000455338100145 ()2-s2.0-85057440663 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-12-03 Created: 2018-12-03 Last updated: 2020-01-30Bibliographically approved
Svenberg, S. (2017). Sent på jorden [Review]. Röda rummet, 173-174(1-2), 10-11
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2017 (Swedish)In: Röda rummet, ISSN 1403-3844, Vol. 173-174, no 1-2, p. 10-11Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Socialistiska partiet, 2017
National Category
Environmental Sciences Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-67191 (URN)
Note

Recencion av Rickard Warlenius avhandling Asymmetries: Conceptualizing Environmental Inequalities as Ecological Debt and Ecologically Unequal Exchange, 2017, ISBN 978-91-7753-146-3

Available from: 2018-06-07 Created: 2018-06-07 Last updated: 2019-03-25Bibliographically approved
Svenberg, S. (2017). Social ontologi. Salongen - Nettidsskrift for filosofi og idehistorie
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social ontologi
2017 (Swedish)In: Salongen - Nettidsskrift for filosofi og idehistorieArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo, Norway: Foreningen Salongen, 2017
Keywords
Social ontologi, Kollektiv handling, Kritisk realism
National Category
Sociology Philosophy
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-67188 (URN)
Available from: 2018-06-07 Created: 2018-06-07 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Thörn, H. & Svenberg, S. (2017). The Swedish environmental movement: politics of responsibility between climate justice and local transition. In: Carl Cassegård, Linda Soneryd, Håkan Thörn, Åsa Wettergren (Ed.), Climate Action in a Globalizing World: Comparative Perspectives on Environmental Movements in the Global North. New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Swedish environmental movement: politics of responsibility between climate justice and local transition
2017 (English)In: Climate Action in a Globalizing World: Comparative Perspectives on Environmental Movements in the Global North / [ed] Carl Cassegård, Linda Soneryd, Håkan Thörn, Åsa Wettergren, New York: Routledge, 2017Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2017
Series
Environmental politics/Routledge research in environmental politics ; 27
Keywords
Environment and Sustainability, Politics & International Relations, Social Sciences
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-67072 (URN)9781138667303 (ISBN)9781317212546 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-05-23 Created: 2018-05-23 Last updated: 2018-05-23Bibliographically approved
Svenberg, S. (2016). Expanding conjunctions and climate change. Acclimatize
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Expanding conjunctions and climate change
2016 (English)In: AcclimatizeArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm, Sweden: Moderna Museet, 2016
National Category
Sociology Climate Research
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-67187 (URN)
Available from: 2018-06-07 Created: 2018-06-07 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Thörn, H. & Svenberg, S. (2016). "We feel the responsibility that you shirk': movement institutionalization, the politics of responsibility and the case of the Swedish environmental movement. Social Movement Studies, 15(6), 593-609
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"We feel the responsibility that you shirk': movement institutionalization, the politics of responsibility and the case of the Swedish environmental movement
2016 (English)In: Social Movement Studies, ISSN 1474-2837, E-ISSN 1474-2829, Vol. 15, no 6, p. 593-609Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article provides directions for advancing the conceptualization of the relationship between social movements and institutionalization, based on a case study of the Swedish environmental movement strategies. We argue that the concepts of (de) responsibilization and (de) politicization provide tools for an improved analysis of the dynamics of how social movements interact both with established political institutions and corporations in a new context. The introduction of new regulatory frameworks in environmental politics has shaped interaction between social movements and the state in new ways, involving neoliberal responsibilization, meaning active involvement by civil society and business in political responsibilities previously associated with state agencies - a development involving an increasing emphasis on market mechanisms. We argue that this has involved a de-politicization of environmental issues in the sense that it engages political actors in a moral discourse and a technocratic practice that suppresses the (potential) articulation of social conflict through consensus building. However, we also show how movement actors resist the discourse that encourages them to take on certain responsibilities, thus engaging in a politics of responsibility. Empirically, we demonstrate how the changing strategies of the Swedish environmental movement in the 2000s need to be understood in relation to the following processes, indicating that the Swedish case has a general relevance for an understanding of the contemporary environmental movement globally: (1) the transformation of the Swedish model of welfare capitalism under the influence of neoliberal discourse; (2) international environmental policy developments, most importantly the emergence of climate change as a dominant issue globally.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2016
Keywords
Responsibilization, institutionalization, environmental movement, social movements, de-politicization
National Category
Law Sociology
Research subject
Law; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-52999 (URN)10.1080/14742837.2016.1213162 (DOI)000383039300004 ()2-s2.0-84981165775 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2011-22827-85119-31
Available from: 2016-10-18 Created: 2016-10-18 Last updated: 2018-07-17Bibliographically approved
Svenberg, S. (2014). Perspektiv och målkonflikter inom hållbar stadsutveckling: . Göteborg
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Perspektiv och målkonflikter inom hållbar stadsutveckling:
2014 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: , 2014. p. 17
Series
Mistra Urban Futures Report ; 2014:3
Keywords
Stadsutveckling, Hållbar utveckling, Lokal ekonomi
National Category
Human Geography Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-42954 (URN)
Projects
WISE – Well Being in Sustainable Cities
Funder
Mistra - The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research
Available from: 2015-02-25 Created: 2015-02-25 Last updated: 2018-06-15Bibliographically approved
Svenberg, S. & Elam, M. (2014). Swedish Nuclear Waste Management on the Move: From the Finnish Uptake of KBS-3 to the Rise of SKB International. Brussels, Belgium: InSotec
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Swedish Nuclear Waste Management on the Move: From the Finnish Uptake of KBS-3 to the Rise of SKB International
2014 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brussels, Belgium: InSotec, 2014. p. 19
Keywords
Nucelear waste management, Marketization, Technology transfer
National Category
Sociology Engineering and Technology Economic History
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-67189 (URN)
Funder
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme
Available from: 2018-06-07 Created: 2018-06-07 Last updated: 2018-06-14Bibliographically approved
Svenberg, S. (2012). Conflict over Climate Change Politics: Governmentality and Resistance to the Expansion of Heathrow Airport. (Student paper). Örebro universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conflict over Climate Change Politics: Governmentality and Resistance to the Expansion of Heathrow Airport
2012 (English)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

In 2008, the so-called Climate Change Act went through the UK Parliament. The bill was a commitment to radically reduce carbon emissions. During the same period of time, a third runway was planned at the London Heathrow airport. The aim with this paper is to analyse the controversy that occurs over how the expansion of civil aviation can be connected or disconnected from the politics of climate change. The specific case of Heathrow expansion brings to the fore how certain domains and economic spheres are contested, as they become subjects for incorporation with climate change policy as a discursive practice. In focus of the study are debates in the UK Parliament, as well as contestations in the form of direct actions by the activist network “Plane Stupid”. A disparity in the debate exists between “carbon budget” and “technological enframing”: two competing programmes of government. The distinction between these programmes derives from a difference of relativising and absolutising rationalities. The parliament’s decision over Heathrow is an attempt to mitigate the conflict between conflicting policies. In the direct actions by Plane Stupid the issue is however demonstrated as a conflict, and absolute connections between the question of Heathrow and climate change are visualised. By making contestations of programmes and techniques of government, the practice of resistance relates to and utilise the productive powers of governmentality. The conflict of Heathrow touches upon dynamics of discursive modifications. The control and capacity to define the character of a problem are productive powers that are subjects for continuous negotiations, contestations and conflicts.

Publisher
p. 28
Series
Master thesis Sociology, University of Gothenburg
Keywords
Climate change, governmentality, practice of resistance, Heathrow expansion, programmes of government, rationalities, carbon budget, technological enframing
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-67192 (URN)
Thesis level
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 300 HE creditsSociologi
Supervisors
Available from: 2018-06-13 Created: 2018-06-07 Last updated: 2018-06-13Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-1264-7285

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