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Buhr, K., Isaksson, K. & Hagbert, P. (2018). Local Interpretations of Degrowth—Actors, Arenas and Attempts to Influence Policy. Sustainability, 10(6), 1899, Article ID 1899.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Local Interpretations of Degrowth—Actors, Arenas and Attempts to Influence Policy
2018 (English)In: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 10, no 6, p. 1899-, article id 1899Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

During the last decade, degrowth has developed into a central research theme within sustainability science. A significant proportion of previous works on degrowth has focused on macro-level units of analysis, such as global or national economies. Less is known about local interpretations of degrowth. This study explored interpretations of growth and degrowth in a local setting and attempts to integrate degrowth ideas into local policy. The work was carried out as a qualitative single-case study of the small town of Alingsås, Sweden. The results revealed two different, yet interrelated, local growth discourses in Alingsås: one relating to population growth and one relating to economic growth. Individuals participating in the degrowth discourse tend to have a sustainability-related profession and/or background in civil society. Arenas for local degrowth discussions are few and temporary and, despite some signs of influence, degrowth-related ideas have not had any significant overall impact on local policy and planning. In practice, degrowth-interested individuals tend to adjust their arguments to the mainstream sustainability discourse and turn to arenas beyond the formal municipal organization when discussing transformative ideas about development, progress, and quality of life. Based on these findings, the conditions for a further integration of degrowth into local policy and planning are discussed. Suggested themes for further research are institutional change and the role of local politicians.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2018
Keywords
degrowth; local growth; local policy; planning; radical sustainability
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Planning and Decision Analysis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-234250 (URN)10.3390/su10061899 (DOI)000436570100211 ()2-s2.0-85048124114 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Bortom BNP-tillväxt: Scenarier för hållbart samhällsbyggande
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2013-1842
Note

QC 20180905

Available from: 2018-09-05 Created: 2018-09-05 Last updated: 2018-09-20Bibliographically approved
Isaksson, K., Antonson, H. & Eriksson, L. (2017). Layering and parallel policy making – Complementary concepts for understanding implementation challenges related to sustainable mobility. Transport Policy, 53, 50-57
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Layering and parallel policy making – Complementary concepts for understanding implementation challenges related to sustainable mobility
2017 (English)In: Transport Policy, ISSN 0967-070X, E-ISSN 1879-310X, Vol. 53, p. 50-57Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper is focused on implementation challenges related to the integration of sustainable mobility in strategic local/regional land use and transport planning. The work was based on a case study of Stockholm, Sweden, focusing on four current plans and strategies of key importance for sustainable mobility. We identify and discuss implementation challenges related to sustainable mobility using a theoretical framework from the policy integration literature, with a focus on the dimensions of “layering”, “drift” and “exhaustion” (Rayner & Howlett 2009). The empirical analysis led us to identify a complementary dimension which we call ‘Parallel policy making’. The parallel policy making reflects a fundamental lack of integration of sustainable mobility in policies and plans of strategic importance, which hinders effective policy integration. Altogether, we conclude that a better insight into the practice of parallel policy making is crucial for development of more effective implementation strategies for sustainable mobility in Stockholm and elsewhere. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
National Category
Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-195130 (URN)10.1016/j.tranpol.2016.08.014 (DOI)2-s2.0-84986882137 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding Details: Swedish Energy Agency. QC 20161103

Available from: 2016-11-03 Created: 2016-11-02 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Bradley, K., Fauré, E., Finnveden, G., Fuehrer, P., Gunnarsson Östling, U., Hagbert, P., . . . Öhlund, E. (2016). Därför är ekonomisk tillväxt en risk. Dagens samhälle (9 mar)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Därför är ekonomisk tillväxt en risk
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2016 (Swedish)In: Dagens samhälle, ISSN 1652-6511, no 9 marArticle, review/survey (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Dagens Samhälle AB, 2016
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-183479 (URN)
Note

QC 20160316

Available from: 2016-03-14 Created: 2016-03-14 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Blinge, M., Finnveden, G., Höijer, M., Isaksson, K., Roth, A., Sprei, F., . . . Åkerman, J. (2015). Trafikverket på kollisionskurs med klimatmålen. Göteborgsposten
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Trafikverket på kollisionskurs med klimatmålen
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2015 (Swedish)In: Göteborgsposten, ISSN 1103-9345Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tidningsaktiebolaget Stampen, 2015
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Industrial Ecology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-186058 (URN)
Note

QC 20160510

Available from: 2016-04-29 Created: 2016-04-29 Last updated: 2016-12-02Bibliographically approved
Isaksson, K. (2014). Mobility transitions: The necessity of utopian approaches. In: Johan Hedrén and Karin Bradley (Ed.), Green Utopianism: Perspectives, Politics and Micro-Practices (pp. 115-130). Taylor & Francis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mobility transitions: The necessity of utopian approaches
2014 (English)In: Green Utopianism: Perspectives, Politics and Micro-Practices / [ed] Johan Hedrén and Karin Bradley, Taylor & Francis, 2014, p. 115-130Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2014
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-163603 (URN)2-s2.0-84917499065 (Scopus ID)9780203067215 (ISBN)
Note

QC 20150410

Available from: 2015-04-10 Created: 2015-04-09 Last updated: 2015-04-10Bibliographically approved
Bradley, K., Isaksson, K. & Orrskog, L. (2008). Den hållbara staden börjar inte i formen. Arkitekten (12)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den hållbara staden börjar inte i formen
2008 (Swedish)In: Arkitekten, ISSN 0903-2347, no 12Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Keywords
the compact city, consumption, production, spatial organizatin, politics, den täta staden, konsumtion, produktion, rumslig ordning, politik
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-49326 (URN)
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QC 20111129Available from: 2011-11-25 Created: 2011-11-25 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Bradley, K., Isaksson, K. & Orrskog, L. (2008). Hållbara staden fångad i ett postpolitiskt vakuum. Arkitekten (12)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hållbara staden fångad i ett postpolitiskt vakuum
2008 (Swedish)In: Arkitekten, ISSN 0903-2347, no 12Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Den "täta staden" framställs som enda vägen mot framtiden. Men den vägen är varken så okontroversiell eller opolitisk som det verkar, skriver Karin Bradley, Karolina Isaksson och Lars Orrskog vid KTH.

Keywords
sustainable cities, postpolitics, the compact city, the good city, hållbara städer, postpolitik, den täta staden, den goda staden
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-49314 (URN)
Note
QC 20111129Available from: 2011-11-25 Created: 2011-11-25 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Bradley, K., Gunnarsson, U. & Isaksson, K. (2007). Miljörättvisa: ett nytt perspektiv i svensk planering. PLAN – Tidskrift för Samhällplanering, 3
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Miljörättvisa: ett nytt perspektiv i svensk planering
2007 (Swedish)In: PLAN – Tidskrift för Samhällplanering, ISSN 0032-0560, Vol. 3Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Den senaste tiden har miljö- och klimatfrågor varit ett hett ämne i samhällsdebatten. Framförallt diskuteras hur växthuseffekten kan hanteras och hur system för utsläppsrätter bäst organiseras. Sällan ställs frågor om vilka som orsakar miljöproblem och vilka som drabbas av dem. Och vem som definierar vad som betraktas som akuta miljöproblem. Detta är frågor som uppmärksammas i forskning om miljörättvisa – ett fält på frammarsch i Sverige.

National Category
Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-33674 (URN)
Available from: 2011-05-13 Created: 2011-05-13 Last updated: 2012-03-20Bibliographically approved
Organisations
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-3613-7039

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