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Anna Bendz

Senior Lecturer

Department of Political
Science
Telephone
Visiting address
Sprängkullsgatan 19
41123 Göteborg
Room number
B423
Postal address
Box 711
40530 Göteborg

Director of Studies

Department of Political
Science
Telephone
Visiting address
Sprängkullsgatan 19
41123 Göteborg
Room number
B423
Postal address
Box 711
40530 Göteborg

About Anna Bendz

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Anna Bendz is associate professor at the department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, where she works as a research fellow and teacher. She is affiliated with the Centre for Collective Action Research (CeCar) and Gothenburg Research Group on elections, public opinion and political behaviour (GEPOP). She is director of studies for the teachers’ education program at the department.

Research interests One of my research interests concerns the (Swedish) welfare state, including studies of welfare policy and welfare public opinion, and in particular the dynamic process between policy and opinion (policy feedback). I am also interested in how knowledge concerning policy programs affect public attitudes. A second research interest concerns collective action theory, with particular focus on how to manage common natural resources (in particular water systems), and also on how to achieve feasible government policies for food consumption.

Current research I am currently involved in four research projects.

Research project 1 (primary investigator): ”Overcoming large scale collective action problems in an upstream- downstream setting: A panel-based survey experiment with politicians and citizens along the Göta River water system.” Financed by the Swedish Research Council 2020-2023.

Research project 2 (participating researcher): “Climate policies for food consumption: where’s the beef?: Analyzing the policy options and political feasibility for a climate neutral welfare society.” Financed by Formas 2020-2023. Research project 3 (participating researcher): ”Trust as Feedback. How policy change and knowledge affect trust for social insurances. Funded by Försäkringskassan 2020-2021.

Research project 4 (primary investigator): ”Dogs in society. An analysis of citizens’ and politicians’ attitudes to dogs”. Hundens plats i samhället. En analys av medborgares och politikers attityder till hunden” Funded by Agria and SKK forskningsfond 2019-2020.

Teaching I teach primarily on courses within the teachers’ education program, foremost different courses in civics for students on the program for becoming upper-secondary school teacher.

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