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Research projects

The following larger and smaller research projects will be initiated, either jointly by several of the CeCAR principal investigators or in some cases more locally within one single discipline. The projects are related to one or several of our five Research Themes.  You can also see how they relate to the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

 

Project 1. Conceptual work on the political origins of large-scale collective action. Theme 3 and Theme 5. 

Participants: Martin Sjöstedt, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, and other interested CeCAR scholars. 

 

Project 2. Corruption and Wildlife Management: The Logics of Collective Action in Transnationally Protected Reserves. Theme 3. 

Participants: Martin Sjöstedt, Aksel Sundström and Sverker Jagers, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg.

 

Project 3. Country targets, institutions and vulnerability – is there a pattern? Theme 1 and Theme 3. 

Participants: Åsa Löfgren and Simon Felgendreher, Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg, Niklas Harring, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg and potentially one more researcher from the Department of Political Science. 

 

Project 4. Moving from individual cooperation to large scale collective action – which factors are likely to survive? Theme 1 and Theme 2. 

Participants: Fredrik Carlsson and Åsa Löfgren, Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg, Andreas Lange, Hamburg University and a visting professor at the University of Gothenburg and Timo Goeschel, Heidelberg University. The affiliated researchers are well-known economists working on social dilemmas, in particular voluntary actions related to climate change. 

 

Project 5. The role of the private sector in decarbonizing economies. Theme 2 and Theme 3.

Participants: Åsa Löfgren, Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg, Andreas Nilsson, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg and potential collaboration with Dallas Burtraw, Resources for the Future, Washington DC and Thomas Sterner, Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg – UGOT FRAM. 

 

Project 6. Malaria. Theme 1 and Theme 2. 

Participants: Jessica Coria, Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg – UGOT FRAM, Elina Lampi, Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg – UGOT CARE, Josehpine Gakki Gatua, Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg. 

 

Project 7. Nudge and sustainable consumption. Theme 2. Funded by CeCAR and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.

Participants: Fredrik Carlsson, Christina Gravert, Olof Johansson-Stenman and Verena Kurz, Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg and Andreas Nilsson, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg. 

 

Project 8. Impact of information (value oriented vs classic communication) in driving individual behaviours. Theme 1.

Participants: Sam Dupont, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Roger Säljö, Department of Education, Communication and Learning, University of Gothenburg, Leif Anderson, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg and Sverker Jagers, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg. Open to other interested CeCAR scholars.

 

Project 9. The inherent characteristics of large-scale collective action. Theme 5. 

Participants: Sverker Jagers, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg. Open to other interested CeCAR scholars.  

 

Project 10. Why do people support different environmental policy measures in different contexts? Theme 2 and Theme 3. 

Participants: Niklas Harring and Sverker Jagers, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Andreas Nilsson, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg and Thomas Sterner, Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg. 

 

Project 11. The Large Scale Collective Action Dilemma of Antibiotic Resistance. Theme 2 and Theme 3. 

Participants: Niklas Harring and Sverker Jagers, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg and Björn Rönnerstrand, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg – CARe. 

 

Project 12. The Psychology of accepting environmental policy measures: Assessing the role of social norms. Theme 2 and Theme 3. 

Participants: Niklas Harring and Sverker Jagers, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Andreas Nilsson, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg and Simon Matti, Political Science Unit, Luleå University of Technology. 

 

Project 13. Comparing Apples and Pears. An experimental study of how awareness about climate change and ocean acidification affect people’s propensity to support an increase of the Swedish CO2-tax. Theme 2.

Participants: Sverker Jagers, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Leif Anderson, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sam Dupont, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg and Simon Matti, Political Science Unit, Luleå University.

 

Project 14. On method: Modifying Schwartz’ theory of basic human values. Theme 2. 

Participants: Bengt Brülde, Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg, other interested CeCAR scholars. 

 

Project 15. On the concepts of trust and assurance. Theme 2. 

Participants: Bengt Brülde, Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg, Karl Persson de Fine Licht (when hired), other interested CeCAR scholars. 

 

Project 16. Joint responsibility in complex systems. Theme 2. 

Participants: Bengt Brülde, Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg, other interested CeCAR scholars. 

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