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Niskanen, J., Anshelm, J. & Haikola, S. (2023). A new discourse coalition in the Swedish transport infrastructure debate 2016–2021. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 116, Article ID 103611.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A new discourse coalition in the Swedish transport infrastructure debate 2016–2021
2023 (English)In: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, ISSN 1361-9209, E-ISSN 1879-2340, Vol. 116, article id 103611Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sweden has set itself aspirational climate goals to reduce its fossil fuel dependence, and has the ambition of being a global climate transition leader. These goals have proven difficult to achieve in the transport system. In this paper we describe the development since 2016 of a broad and heterogeneous discourse coalition in favour of more strategic governance in Swedish transport planning, encompassing business, trade unions, environmental experts and green-left politicians. We first analyse their claims for a radical reorientation of Swedish transport planning, which are shown to focus on fiscal rules, a lack of political courage, and slow-moving environmental legislation processes, as three main reasons why the transport system is slow to transition. We then discuss whether these claims constitute a politicisation of the climate policy discourse, or rather a new iteration of the previously depoliticised discourse.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2023
Keywords
Transport infrastructure; Ecological modernisation; Sweden Industrial policy
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-191253 (URN)10.1016/j.trd.2023.103611 (DOI)000991230000001 ()
Note

Funding: Swedish Energy Agency [48746-1]

Available from: 2023-01-24 Created: 2023-01-24 Last updated: 2023-06-13Bibliographically approved
Haikola, S. & Anshelm, J. (2023). Staten, marknaden och industripolitikens återupprättelse: Visioner om transportsystemets klimatomställning, 2006-2022. Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Staten, marknaden och industripolitikens återupprättelse: Visioner om transportsystemets klimatomställning, 2006-2022
2023 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Trots upprepade politiska utfästelser om att transportsystemet ska bli fossilfritt har dess omställning gått trögt. Det har länge funnits en påtaglig kontrast mellan visionerna för transportsystemets omställning och de faktiskt vidtagna åtgärderna. De dominerande förklaringarna till denna kontrast, liksom föreställningarna om vad som kan göras, har skiftat över tid och beroende på vilken regering som suttit vid makten. I grunden kretsar de emellertid alltid kring samma frågor: Hur väl rustat är det svenska planeringssystemet för att genomföra en fundamental omställning av transporterna? I vilken omfattning kräver transportsystemets omställning en mer djupgående förändring av samhället? Vilken roll bör stat och marknad ha i transportsystemets omställning? I denna bok skildrar vi hur den offentliga diskussionen om transportsystemet förändrats under de fyra olika regeringar som suttit vid makten mellan 2006-2022. Genom att följa formuleringen av politiska visioner i statliga utredningar och hur dessa visioner diskuterats i den offentliga debatten visar vi hur en period av utpräglat marknadsliberal politik utmanas av klimatkeynesianistiska idéer. Samtidigt har hela undersökningsperioden karakteriserats av betydande institutionella låsningar.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2023. p. 146
Series
Tema T Report, ISSN 0280-8552 ; 51
Keywords
klimatpolitik transportpolitik nyliberalism industripolitik transportvisioner transportmedel miljöaspekter
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-192281 (URN)10.3384/9789180750790 (DOI)9789180750783 (ISBN)9789180750790 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2020-02957Swedish Energy Agency, 48746-1
Available from: 2023-03-10 Created: 2023-03-10 Last updated: 2023-06-08Bibliographically approved
Anshelm, J. & Haikola, S. (2022). Hydropower (1sted.). In: Benjamin Hale, Andrew Light, Lydia Lawhon (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Environmental Ethics: (pp. 349-358). New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hydropower
2022 (English)In: The Routledge Companion to Environmental Ethics / [ed] Benjamin Hale, Andrew Light, Lydia Lawhon, New York: Routledge, 2022, 1st, p. 349-358Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter analyses the history of opposition to large-scale hydropower in Sweden and reasons it succeed in using ethical arguments to stop further expansion of hydropower in the 1970s. It finds that framing of oppositional arguments, elite participation, the existence of nuclear power as a plausible energy alternative and a political opportunity in the form of parliamentary dynamics were prerequisites for its success.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2022 Edition: 1st
National Category
Ethics History Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-190389 (URN)10.4324/9781315768090-35 (DOI)9781138784925 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-12-06 Created: 2022-12-06 Last updated: 2023-01-31Bibliographically approved
Haikola, S. & Anshelm, J. (2022). The modern railway and the Swedish state - Competing storylines about state capacity, modernisation and material dependencies in the Swedish high-speed rail discourse, 1995–2020. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 24(3), 325-342
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The modern railway and the Swedish state - Competing storylines about state capacity, modernisation and material dependencies in the Swedish high-speed rail discourse, 1995–2020
2022 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, ISSN 1523-908X, E-ISSN 1522-7200, Vol. 24, no 3, p. 325-342Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In contrast to its successful decarbonisation of the electricity system, Sweden has failed to achieve momentum in its attempts to decarbonise transport. This paper examines the reasons for this failure by investigating the discourse around investment in Swedish transport infrastructure. Our analysis focusses specifically on discussions about establishing high-speed rail (HSR) spanning 25 years. We identify three central discursive themes: the issue of financing, the role of the state in socio-technical change, and fatalism. We then trace these themes to storylines within the HSR discourse that each tell a story about good transport governance, informed by a specific interpretation of Swedish modernisation. Four storylines converge in a ‘‘deflationary’’ discourse coalition, characterised by ideas of sound finance and depoliticised governance, that reinforces material dependencies on existing transport infrastructure. A competing, ‘‘Weberian’’ discourse coalition is united through a contrasting storyline that instead highlights state capacity as evidenced by Swedish modernisation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge, 2022
Keywords
Transport decarbonisation; discourse coalitions; high-speed rail; environmental politics; political sociology; Swedish politics
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-183037 (URN)10.1080/1523908X.2022.2038104 (DOI)000753789600001 ()2-s2.0-85125140109 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding: Swedish Energy AgencySwedish Energy AgencyMaterials & Energy Research Center (MERC); Swedish Research CouncilSwedish Research CouncilEuropean Commission [48746-1]

Available from: 2022-02-21 Created: 2022-02-21 Last updated: 2023-04-14Bibliographically approved
Hansson, A., Anshelm, J., Fridahl, M. & Haikola, S. (2022). The underworld of tomorrow? How subsurface carbon dioxide storage leaked out of the public debate. Energy Research & Social Science, 90, Article ID 102606.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The underworld of tomorrow? How subsurface carbon dioxide storage leaked out of the public debate
2022 (English)In: Energy Research & Social Science, ISSN 2214-6296, E-ISSN 2214-6326, ISSN 2214-6296, Vol. 90, article id 102606Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This perspective paper illustrates that the critical debate regarding geological storage of carbon dioxide has been discursively marginalised in recent years. However, two crucial factors make it reasonable to assume that significant storage-related uncertainties and challenges still exist.

Firstly, experiences of geological storage are primarily related to enhanced oil recovery. Secondly, recent assessments indicate a doubling of the required quantity compared to what was envisioned back in 2005. Therefore, there seems to be a contradiction: as the visions of geological carbon dioxide storage have grown increasingly ambitious, the risks and challenges associated with storage have been marginalised.

The paper suggests geological storage should become a topic of concern for critical social science and concludes with a reflection on five tentative explanations to the discursive marginalisation: 1) Increasing experience and knowledge have resulted in reduced risks; 2) The climate crisis and urgency have supported a broader acceptance of controversial mitigation options; 3) A shifting focus from fossil fuels with CCS to bioenergy with CCS has introduced new and salient problems that make storage-related challenges seem relatively less significant; 4) Coupling CCS to bioenergy has disarmed critics that primarily argue against prolongation of the fossil fuel era, and finally 5) Familiarisation and normalisation processes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2022
Keywords
CCS, BECCS, Geological storage of carbon dioxide, Climate change, Climate politics, Public debate
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-184231 (URN)10.1016/j.erss.2022.102606 (DOI)000917759400008 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2019-01973Mistra - The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, EHC
Note

Funding: Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (Formas) within the National Research Programme on Climate "Visions and Conditions for a Fossil-Free Welfare Society" [2019-01973]; Seedbox-A Mistra-Formas Environmental Humanities Collaboratory

Available from: 2022-04-08 Created: 2022-04-08 Last updated: 2023-02-22Bibliographically approved
Hultman, M., Kall, A.-S. & Anshelm, J. (2021). Att ställa frågan - att våga omställning: Birgitta Hambraeus och Birgitta Dahl i den svenska energi- och miljöpolitiken 1971-1991. Lund: Arkiv förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att ställa frågan - att våga omställning: Birgitta Hambraeus och Birgitta Dahl i den svenska energi- och miljöpolitiken 1971-1991
2021 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Birgitta Hambraeus (C) och Birgitta Dahl (S) var centrala aktörer under två avgörande decennier för svensk miljö- och energipolitik. Under perioden 1971-1991 sökte de, från olika politiska utgångspunkt, skapa en framsynt politik baserad på hänsyn till miljö och klimat. De var ibland motståndare, ibland allierade i denna kamp.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Arkiv förlag, 2021. p. 224
Keywords
Dahl, Birgitta, 1937-, Hambraeus, Birgitta, 1930-, Miljöpolitik, Energipolitik, Kvinnliga politiker, Sverige
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-178894 (URN)9789179243609 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-09-02 Created: 2021-09-02 Last updated: 2021-09-02Bibliographically approved
Anshelm, J., Hultman, M. & Kall, A.-S. (2021). Att ställa frågan - att våga omställning: Birgitta Hambraeus och Birgitta Dahl i den svenska energi- och miljöpolitiken 1971-1991. Lund: Arkiv förlag & tidskrift
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att ställa frågan - att våga omställning: Birgitta Hambraeus och Birgitta Dahl i den svenska energi- och miljöpolitiken 1971-1991
2021 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Birgitta Hambraeus (C) och Birgitta Dahl (S) var centrala aktörer under två avgörande decennier för svensk miljö- och energipolitik. Under perioden 1971-1991 sökte de, från olika politiska utgångspunkt, skapa en framsynt politik baserad på hänsyn till miljö och klimat. De var ibland motståndare, ibland allierade i denna kamp.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Arkiv förlag & tidskrift, 2021. p. 225
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-181606 (URN)9789179243609 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-12-03 Created: 2021-12-03 Last updated: 2021-12-09Bibliographically approved
Hansson, A., Anshelm, J., Fridahl, M. & Haikola, S. (2021). Boundary Work and Interpretations in the IPCC Review Process of the Role of Bioenergy With Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) in Limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C. Frontiers in Climate, 3, Article ID 643224.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Boundary Work and Interpretations in the IPCC Review Process of the Role of Bioenergy With Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) in Limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C
2021 (English)In: Frontiers in Climate, ISSN 2624-9553, Vol. 3, article id 643224Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Paris Agreement-compatible emissions pathways produced by integrated assessment models (IAMs) often rely on large amounts of carbon dioxide removals, especially afforestation and bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS). These pathways feature prominently in the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), to the extent that the IAMs have been granted an interpretative privilege at the interface between climate science, economics, and policymaking. The privilege extends to and influences climate governance, including governance of BECCS. This paper contributes to recent debates about the role of the IPCC, and its framing of BECCS, at the science-policy interface. By analyzing all BECCS-related expert review comments and author responses on the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, the paper shows that boundary work influences the representation of BECCS by authors referring to: (1) a limited scope or capacity; (2) a restrictive mandate; (3) what constitutes legitimate science, and; (4) relativizing uncertainties. The responses to the review comments indicate a significant degree of compliance on behalf of the authors. Yet, the revisions do not seem to go to the heart of the unease that runs through many of the reviewer comments, i.e., that BECCS seems to be presented as a viable CDR technology at grand scale. While several revisions serve to clarify uncertainties surrounding BECCS, some fundamental aspects of the critique are deflected, through the boundary work identified. What the analysis reveals, beyond a dissatisfaction among many reviewers with the focus on integrated assessment modeling, the associated pathway literature, and analysis of BECCS, is a disagreement about how model results should be interpreted and communicated. While acknowledging the herculean task of the IPCC and the efforts to improve the pathway literature that the SR1.5 triggered within the IAM communities, we argue that the identified boundary work also risks entrenching rather than problematize dominant framings of the feasibility of BECCS. Such entrenchment can counteract the ambition of opening up the scientific work of the IPCC to include more diversity in the process of drafting reports, and arguably also influence the governance of CDR.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lausanne: Frontiers Media S.A., 2021
Keywords
boundary work, IPCC, BECCS, NETs, IAM, climate politics
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Economic Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-175375 (URN)10.3389/fclim.2021.643224 (DOI)
Projects
LUNETs
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2019-01973Mistra - The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, EHC
Available from: 2021-04-29 Created: 2021-04-29 Last updated: 2022-09-28Bibliographically approved
Haikola, S., Anshelm, J. & Hansson, A. (2021). Limits to climate action - Narratives of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage. Political Geography, 88, Article ID 102416.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Limits to climate action - Narratives of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage
2021 (English)In: Political Geography, ISSN 0962-6298, E-ISSN 1873-5096, Vol. 88, article id 102416Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In recent years, bio-energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) has been awarded a key role in climate mitigation scenarios explored by integrated assessment models and referenced in reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Because a majority of scenarios limiting global warming to 2 °C or 1,5 °C include vast deployment of BECCS, a critical discussion has emerged among experts about the moral implications of thus introducing an unproven technology into the policy realm.

In this paper, we analyse this discussion as it has played out between 2013 and 2019, with a focus on how expert narratives are constructed in the mass media about the possibilities for decarbonisation within the current political-economic order. We find there are almost no narratives that support massive deployment of BECCS, and that all narratives presuppose limits to decarbonisation imposed by the current political-economic system. The perception of such limits lead some to argue, through deterministic and apolitical narratives, for the necessity of negative emissions technologies, while others argue instead that “degrowth” is the only solution. Thus, there is a distinct lack of positive narratives about how capitalism can bring about decarbonisation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2021
Keywords
Climate narratives, Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, BECCS, Climate imaginaries, Political geography, Climate and capitalism, Climate politics
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-175752 (URN)10.1016/j.polgeo.2021.102416 (DOI)000663001300005 ()
Projects
LUNETsMISTRA EHC
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2019-01973Mistra - The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, The Seed Box - a Mistra-Formas Environmental Humanities Collaboratory
Note

Funding: Swedish research council FormasSwedish Research CouncilSwedish Research Council Formas [2019-01973]; Seed Box - a Mistra-Formas Environmental Humanities Collaboratory

Available from: 2021-05-18 Created: 2021-05-18 Last updated: 2021-10-11Bibliographically approved
Niskanen, J., McLaren, D. & Anshelm, J. (2021). Repair for a Broken Economy: Lessons for Circular Economy from an International Interview Study of Repairers. Sustainability, 13(4), Article ID 2316.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Repair for a Broken Economy: Lessons for Circular Economy from an International Interview Study of Repairers
2021 (English)In: Sustainability, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 13, no 4, article id 2316Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The idea of replacing the broken linear economy with circular forms to help address the current sustainability crisis is gaining world-wide traction in policy, industry, and academia. This article presents results from an international interview study with 34 repair practitioners and experts in different fields. The article aims to improve understandings of the potential of repair so as to contribute to a more just, sustainable, and circular economy. Through a five-step qualitative method the results reveal and explore three tensions inherent in repair: first, repair activities constitute different forms of subjectivity; second, repair entails different and sometimes contested temporalities; and finally, even though repair is deeply political in practice, the politics of repair are not always explicit, and some repair activities are actively depoliticized. The opportunities and obstacles embodied in these tensions are generative in repair practices and debates, but poorly reflected in contemporary circular economy discourse. We conclude that a richer, more inclusive, and politicized understanding of repair can support environmental justice in the implementation of circular economy (CE) and provide greater opportunities for just and transformational sustainability strategies and policies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2021
Keywords
values of repair; circular economy; environmental justice; politicization
National Category
Social Sciences Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-173807 (URN)10.3390/su13042316 (DOI)000624771100001 ()2-s2.0-85101868447 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding: Svenska Forskningsradet FormasSwedish Research Council Formas [FR-2017/0007]

Available from: 2021-03-08 Created: 2021-03-08 Last updated: 2022-02-10Bibliographically approved
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