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Sverker Carlsson Jagers


Sverker Carlsson Jagers
+46 31 786 1230

Room number: B420
Postal Address: Box 711, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 41123 Göteborg

Department of Political Science (More Information)
Box 711
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 411 23 Göteborg

About Sverker Carlsson Jagers


Professor at University of Gothenburg and guest-professor at Luleå University of Technology, director of CeCAR (Centre for Collective Action Research).

Areas of interest

My research is mainly focused on various aspects of environmental politics.

• Public Opinion: Explanations to people’s environmental behaviour, attitudes and acceptance of policy measures.

• Political Theory: The relationship between democracy and sustainable development, issues related to environmental and climate justice.

• International Politics: Mainly climate politics, but also ocean acidification and fishery.

• Institutional Theory: e.g., natural resource management and corruption.

Current research

• Corruption and Wildlife Management: The Logics of Collective Action in Transnationally Protected Reserves, Funded by the Swedish Research Council.

• Citizens’ support for environmental policy measures in a comparative perspective. Funded by the Swedish Research Council.

Examples of previous research projects

• Good governing of rural electrification processes in Eastern Africa. Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

• Institutions and Actors in the EQS-process: A Comparative Analysis. Funded by The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.

• Governing for a healthy environment in the Baltic Sea. Funded by the Swedish Research Council.

• Fair and feasible climate change adaptation. Funded by the Swedish Research Council.

• The ecological citizen, Funded by the Swedish Research Council.

• Sustainable Fishery in Sub-Saharan Africa: A comparative study of institutions for property rights sustainable development. Funded by the Swedish Research Council.

• Toward an effective fishery management. How regime legitimacy affect rule compliance. Funded by FORMAS.

Teaching and tutoring

Currently supervising 5 PhD students in Gothenburg and Luleå, teaching environmental politics, collective action-theory, institutional theory and research design.

Latest publications

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Ekologi eller avvägning. Om miljöengagemang, lågkonjunkturer och mediabevakning
Niklas Harring, Sverker C. Jagers, Johan Martinsson
Anthonsen, M. & Jagers, S. C. (red) Rätt grönt. Vänbok till Lennart J. Lundqvist, Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2009
Chapter in book

On how to make the theoretical concept of ecological citizenship empirically operational
Sverker C. Jagers, Johan Martinsson, Simon Matti
Uppsala Forum Workshop: Climate Change Policy after Copenhagen- Politics, Policy and Ethics, Uppsala, September 28, 2009, Conference contribution 2009
Conference contribution

Do Ecological Citizens Exist? Operationalising Ecological Citzenship.
Sverker C. Jagers, Johan Martinsson
The Swedish National Political Science Association Conference in Örebro, 8-9 October 2009, Conference contribution 2009
Conference contribution

Perceived tax evasion and the importance of trust
Henrik Hammar, Sverker C. Jagers, Katarina Nordblom
Journal of Socio-Economics, Journal article 2009
Journal article


Navigating Towards Effective Fishery Management: Exploring the Impact of Imbalanced Burdens on Regime Legitimacy
Daniel Berlin, Ulrika Möller, Sverker C. Jagers
Paper presented at the 49th annual ISA Convention, San Francisco, March 26-29 2008., Conference paper 2008
Conference paper

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