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CeCAR - Centre for Large-scale Collective Action Research

CeCAR is a research centre established to seek the answers about the driving forces behind collective action. During which circumstances can large-scale collective actions occur?

Several of the threats and challenges the world faces today demand collective solutions, such as societal issues, environmental issues and health related challenges. Bur large-scale collective actions are hard to achieve and not fully studied.

Studies of collective action concern issues such as:

  • Environment
  • Corruption
  • Democracy
  • Health care

At first, the research will mainly concern carbon dioxide emissions. Apart from climate change, these emissions also cause other large-sale environmental problems, such as sea acidification. But also natural resource management and health related issues are going to be studied. The idea is to deepen the understanding for this type of co-ordination problems that occur when large societal challenges are going to be managed on a large-scale level.

The environmental problems are particularly difficult to solve, partly because they often require changes that need to be realised very quickly, often on a global level. This is to prevent catastrophes, which often happen in other parts of the world – or in the future.

The centre brings together researchers from the social sciences, the natural sciences and the humanities.

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