Lunds universitet

Mikael Klintman

Professor, Sociologi
telefon: +46(0)462228834
rum: 342b
e-post: Mikael.Klintman@soc.lu.se

Foto: Mikael  Klintman

Undervisningsinriktning:
Environmental and urban issues

Science and technology studies

Theory of science and knowledge

Public understanding of science


Consumption (ethical, political, green)

Sociology of science and knowledge

Social movements and globalization

Policy analysis

Democracy and participation

Handledarinriktning:
(See teaching)

Forskningsinriktning:

    Environmental and urban issues

    Science and technology studies

    Theory of science and knowledge

    Public understanding of science

    Consumption (ethical, political, green)

    Sociology of science and knowledge

    The interface between evolutionary theory and sociology of consumption

    Social theory and human nature

    Social movements and globalization

    Policy analysis


Pågående forskningsprojekt:

    Participant in a cross-disciplinary research project (2012-2013) on the Swedish Generation Goal, at the Pufendorf Institute, Lund University. Project leader: Prof. Astrid Kander, Dep. of Economic History, Lund University.

    Work Package leader in the three-year research program (2010-2012), Furthering
    markets of green and ethical products: the role of retailers., funded by Formas (Swedish
    Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spacial Planning)(Project
    leader: Oksana Mont, IIIEE, Lund University).

    Work Package leader (of WP4) within the four-year research programme (2009-2012),
    Governing transitions towards Low-Carbon Energy and Transport Systems for 2050.
    (Programme Coordinators: Lars J. Nilsson & Annica Kronsell), financed by the Swedish
    Energy Agency, The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, The Swedish
    Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems, and the Swedish Road Administration.

    Project leader and researcher in Towards Improved Interactions in the Two-Way Flow of
    Risk-Related Chemical Information -- The Cases of Clothing, Toys, and Paint.Three-Year
    Project funded by Formas (Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural
    Sciences and Spacial Planning), beginning in Sept. 2007. Co-researchers: Sverker
    Molander, professor in Environmental Systems Analysis, Chalmers University of
    Technology; Jesper Sjöström, PhD in chemistry at the unit of Nature, Environment and
    Society, Malmö University College; Ernst Hollander, Teknologie Dr at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden.

Publicerade vetenskapliga arbeten:

    Boström, M., & Klintman, M. (2013). Dilemmas for Standardizers of Sustainable Consumption. In S. Lockie, D. A. Sonnenfeld, & D. Fisher (Eds.), Routledge international handbook of social and environmental change. London: Routledge.

    Carlsson Kanyama, A., Klintman, M., Mont, O., Jiborn, M., & Kander, A. (2013). Frivillig enkelhet: Ett hållbart sätt att ta samhällsansvar? In Generationsmålet: Kontroverser kring klimat och konsumtion (pp. 100–140). Stockholm: Dialogos.

    Klintman, M. (Oct. 2012, monograph). Citizen-Consumers and Evolution: Reducing Environmental Harm through Our Social Motivation. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan (Palgrave Pivot Series). Available as Ebook or hardback, http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=638420

    Klintman, M. (2012). "Issues of scale in global accreditation of sustainable tourism schemes: Towards harmonised reembeddedness?" Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy, 8(1), 59-69.

    Stenberg, E., & Klintman, M. (2012). Organized Local Resistence: Investigating a Local Environmental Movement’s Activities against the ESS. In O. Hallonsten (Ed.), In Pursuit of a Promise: Perspectives on the Political Process to Establish the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden (pp. 173–192). Lund: Arkiv Academic Press.

    Klintman, M. & Boström, M. (2011) “Political consumerism and the transition towards a more sustainable food regime: Looking behind and beyond the organic shelf.” Ch. 5 in Spaargaren, G., Loeber, A. & Oosterveer, P. (Eds.), Food Practices in Transition: Changing Food Consumption, Retail and Production in the Age of Reflexive Modernity.
    London: Routledge.

    Klintman, M. (2010). "Dealing with values that differ across concerned consumer groups and policy makers - Values as elements in societal concerns" In OECD (2010) Policy Responses to Societal Concerns in Food and Agriculture. Paris: OECD: 59-70. Available Online, at http://www.oecd.org/documen /1/0,3746,en2649374014683232111137401,00.html

    Klintman, M. & Kronsell, A. (2010). "Challenges to Legitimacy in Food Safety Governance? The Case of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)" Journal of European Integration, 32(3): 309-327.

    Bengtsson, B. & Klintman, M. (2010). “Stakeholder participation in the EU governance of GMO in the food chain.”. Ch. 6 in Bäckstrand, K., Khan, J. & Kronsell, A. & Lövbrand, E. (Eds.), The Environmental Politics and the Deliberative Turn: Examining the
    Promise of New Modes of Governance. London: Edward Elgar.

    Waldo, Åsa, and Mikael Klintman. 2010. Attityder och delaktighet vid etablering av vindkraft till havs. Stockholm: Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.
    http://www.naturvardsverket.se/Documents/publikationer/978-91-620-6351-1.pdf

    Bostöm, M. & Klintman, M. (2009). “The green political consumer of food: A critical analysis of the research and policies.” Anthropology of Food.

    Klintman, M. (2009). Participation in Green Consumer Policies: Deliberative Democracy under Wrong Conditions? J Consum Policy, 32:43–57.

    Boström, M. & Klintman, M. (2011/2008). Eco-Standards, Product Labelling and Green Consumerism. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Klintman, M., Boström, M., Ekelund, L., & Lindén, A-L. (2008). Maten märks: Förutsättningar för konsumentmakt. Lund: Research Report in Sociology, 2008:1, Lund University. (pp.
    134). (in Swedish). Available Online, at http://www.lu.se/o.o.i.s?id=12588&postid=984758

    Klintman, M. & Boström, M. (2008).“Transparency through Labelling? Layers of Visibility in Environmental Risk Management”. In C. Garsten & Lindh de Montoya, M. (Eds, 2008), Transparency in a New Global Order: Unveiling Organizational Visions. London: Edward Elgar Publ, pp. 178-197.

    Klintman, M. & Waldo, Å. (2008). Erfarenheter av vindkraftsetablering: Förankring, acceptans och motstånd. Stockholm: Naturvårdsverket (59 pages). Available Online, at
    http://www.naturvardsverket.se/Documents/bokhandeln/978-91-620-5866-1.htm

    Klintman, M. & Boström, M. (2006). ”Editorial”. The International Journal of Consumer studies. Special issue, entitled: „Promoting and Debating Political and Ethical Consumerism around
    the World‟ 30(5), 2006, pp. 401-404.

    Klintman, M, (2006). “Ambiguous Framings of political consumerism: Means or end, product- or process orientation?” The International Journal of Consumer Studies. Special issue,
    entitled: „Promoting and Debating Political and Ethical Consumerism around the World‟,
    30(5) pp. 427-438.

    Klintman, M. & Boström, M. (2004). “Framings of science and ideology: Organic Food labelling in the US and Sweden.” Environmental Politics 13(3), pp. 612-634.

    Klintman, M & Boström, M. (2004). “Skogs- och genmatsmärkning – kunskapsöverföring och politisk process.” Co-authored with Magnus Boström. Chapter published in Boström, M. & Sandstedt, E. (eds.) Är vi på rätt väg? – Studier i miljöfrågans lösning.
    Stockholm: Formas.

    Boström, M. & Klintman, M. (2003). Framing, Debating, and Standardising ―Natural food in two Different Political Contexts: Sweden and the U.S. Report co-authored with Magnus Boström. Score Rapportserie 2003:3, Stockholm University. (46 pages, A4).

    Linden, A-L & Klintman, M. (2003). ”The Formation of Green Identities – Consumers and Providers.” Co-authored with Anna-Lisa Lindén. In Biel A, et al.(eds), Individual and Structural Determinants of Environmental Practice. Ashgate Publications, 2003. Klintman, M., Mårten sson, K. & Johansson, M. (2003). Bioenergi för uppvärmning – hushållens perspektiv. Research Report in Sociology, 2003:1, Lund University. Available Online:
    http://www.energimyndigheten.se/sv/forskning/Byggforskning/

    Klintman, M. (2002). “The Genetically modified (GM) food labelling controversy: Ideological
    and epistemic crossovers.” Social Studies of Science 32(1), pp. 71-91.

    Klintman, M. (2002). “Arguments surrounding organic and genetically modified food labelling: A few comparisons.” Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning 4(3), pp 247-259.

    Klintman, M. (2000). Nature and the Social Sciences—Examples from the Electricity and Waste Sectors. Lund: Lund Dissertations in Sociology, 32, (pp. 209).

Working Papers:

    Khan, J., Hildingsson, R., & Klintman, M. (Eds.). (2011b). Vägval 2050 -
    Styrningsutmaningar och förändringsstrategier för en omställning till ett kolsnålt samhälle. Lund: LTH, Lund University. Retrieved from
    http://www.lth.se/fileadmin/lets2050/Rapporter_o_Abstracts/Vaegval_2050.pdf

    Waldo, Å. & Klintman, M. (2010). Attityder och delaktighet vid etablering av vindkraft till havs. Stockholm: Naturvårdsverket (59 pages). Available Online, at
    http://www.naturvardsverket.se/Documents/publikationer/978-91-620-6351-1.pdf
    (pp. 93)

    Klintman, M. & Waldo, Å. (2008). Erfarenheter av vindkraftsetablering: Förankring, acceptans och motstånd. Stockholm: Naturvårdsverket (59 pages). Available Online,
    at http://www.naturvardsverket.se/Documents/bokhandeln/978-91-620-5866-1.htm

Forskningsinformation:
My main area of research revolves around social, cultural, and policy-related dimensions of environment, technology and science. Within this broad framework, I have had the privilege of analysing organizational processes in the sectors of electricity (wind power, nuclear power) biofuels, household chemicals, textiles, water issues, waste issues, genetically modified food, organic food, environmental and ethical funds, carpooling, carsharing, public transportation, and tourism. Several of these areas I have studied from an international perspective.

Funktion: Together with Lisa Eklund, I lead the Group of Environment on Sustainable Development at the Dept. of Sociology, LU


Titel: Professor


Senast uppdaterad:2007-09-26
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