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Kaijser, A. & Wallsten, B. (2018). Att göra gruvpolitik underifrån: Urbergsgruppen och deltagandets dolda kostnader. In: Jonas Anshelm, Simon Haikola, Björn Wallsten (Ed.), Svensk gruvpolitik i omvandling: aktörer, kontroverser, möjliga världar (pp. 125-149). Möklinta: Gidlunds förlag, sidor 125-149
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att göra gruvpolitik underifrån: Urbergsgruppen och deltagandets dolda kostnader
2018 (Swedish)In: Svensk gruvpolitik i omvandling: aktörer, kontroverser, möjliga världar / [ed] Jonas Anshelm, Simon Haikola, Björn Wallsten, Möklinta: Gidlunds förlag, 2018, Vol. sidor 125-149, p. 125-149Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Möklinta: Gidlunds förlag, 2018
Keywords
Gruvor, Miljöpolitik
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-161232 (URN)9789178443925 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-10-24 Created: 2019-10-24 Last updated: 2019-10-24Bibliographically approved
Anshelm, J., Haikola, S. & Wallsten, B. (2018). Ojnarekonflikten och miljöfrågans återpolitisering. In: Jonas Anshelm, Simon Haikola och Björn Wallsten (Ed.), Svensk gruvpolitik i omvandling: Aktörer, kontroverser, möjliga världar (pp. 75-99). Möklinta: Gidlunds förlag
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2018 (Swedish)In: Svensk gruvpolitik i omvandling: Aktörer, kontroverser, möjliga världar / [ed] Jonas Anshelm, Simon Haikola och Björn Wallsten, Möklinta: Gidlunds förlag, 2018, p. 75-99Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Historiskt sett så kan relationen mellan det liberalt kapitalistiska systemet och miljön beskrivas som en dubbel rörelse mellan ett kontinuerligt ökande resursuttag och statens ökade befogenheter att administrera miljöförstörande verksamheter.148 En viktig faktor för ett förbättrat skydd av miljön har parallellt med den liberala kapitalismens framväxt varit allmänhetens miljömedvetenhet, som har satt press på staten att införa miljömässigt motiverade regleringar. Givet hur ett nyliberalt beslutsfattande ofta verkar avpolitiserande, dvs. det strävar efter samstämmighet mellan grupper och en ökad grad av formalisering av sakfrågorna, har det blivit allt svårare för civilsamhället att påverka politiken. Detta beror också på att miljölagstiftningen anpassas för att gynna det privata kapitalets intressen, samtidigt som besluten ofta förläggs till teknokratiska processer i vilka ansvaret för miljön blir diffust.149 Trots detta utmanas avpolitiseringen av kontinuerliga försök till återpolitisering. Kraven höjs på att ansvar utkrävs av de politiker vars beslut påverkar livsbetingelserna för lokalsamhällen och deras omgivningar, och på att andra intressen än dem som gynnas och skyddas av ett avpolitiserat beslutsfattande också beaktas och tillåts påverka den politiska dagordningen....

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Möklinta: Gidlunds förlag, 2018
Keywords
gruvpolitik, miljöpolitik, miljökontroverser, gruvor, Sverige, Gotland, Ojnareskogen
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-152675 (URN)9789178443925 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-12 Created: 2018-11-12 Last updated: 2019-10-23Bibliographically approved
Haikola, S., Anshelm, J. & Wallsten, B. (2018). Politicizing environmental governance: A case study of heterogeneous alliances and juridical struggles around the Ojnare Forest, Sweden. Geoforum, 91, 206-215
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Politicizing environmental governance: A case study of heterogeneous alliances and juridical struggles around the Ojnare Forest, Sweden
2018 (English)In: Geoforum, ISSN 0016-7185, E-ISSN 1872-9398, Vol. 91, p. 206-215Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper we use a case of resistance towards a proposed limestone quarry in Sweden to raise certain theoretical points regarding environmental politicization. Departing from ideas about depoliticization and neoliberal environmental governance, we first analyze the case in terms of scaling-up of the local conflict through actor alliances, discourse coalitions and through the juridical process. We then discuss how this case may indicate effective ways to politicize areas that have been depoliticized through neoliberal environmental governance. Most particularly, the chosen case highlights how depoliticization may be reversed through the politicization of the very channels through which depoliticized forms of environmental governance occur, here the juridical, formalized and nominally neutral processes of environmental planning.

Keywords
environmental conflict, mineral politics, environmental protest, social movement
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-146968 (URN)10.1016/j.geoforum.2018.03.003 (DOI)000434000800022 ()
Projects
Den svenska gruvpolitikens omvandling – aktörer, möjliga världar och kontroverser
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Note

Funding agencies: Swedish Research Council

Available from: 2018-04-09 Created: 2018-04-09 Last updated: 2019-03-11
Anshelm, J., Haikola, S. & Wallsten, B. (2018). Svensk gruvpolitik i omvandling: Aktörer, kontroverser, möjliga världar. Gidlunds förlag
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2018 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Under 2000-talet har svensk gruvpolitik tagit plats som en av de mest omdebatterade och omstridda inhemska miljöfrågorna. Den har engagerat människor över hela landet och över institutionella gränser, från lokala aktionsgrupper, genom nybildade protestnätverk till statliga myndigheter och riksdagen. Kanske inte trots utan just på grund av gruvindustrins långa historia i Sverige har den visat sig kunna alstra politiska energier gällande frågor som i allra högsta grad har relevans för dagens och morgondagens samhälle. Det är frågor som gäller vårt samhälles relation till naturen, statens relation till samhället, och minoritetsgruppers och enskildas rättigheter i relation till staten.

Denna bok belyser genom fallstudier ett antal av de skärningspunkter där den statliga regleringen, den globala finans- och mineralmarknaden, samt lokala intressen, praktiker, förväntningar och farhågor har mötts och satt sin prägel på den svenska gruvpolitiken under 2000-talet. Tillsammans kan studierna läsas som ett vittnesmål om förnyade krav på statligt ansvarstagande för miljö, regional utveckling och ursprungsbefolkningsrättigheter i den långt drivna avregleringspolitikens tid.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gidlunds förlag, 2018. p. 282
Keywords
gruvpolitik, miljöpolitik, miljökontroverser
National Category
Humanities and the Arts Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-152673 (URN)9789178443925 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-12 Created: 2018-11-12 Last updated: 2019-04-02Bibliographically approved
Wallsten, B. (2018). Urkarnas värld: en politisk möjlighet till återvinning av infrastruktur. In: Jonas Anshelm, Simon Haikola, Björn Wallsten (Ed.), Svensk gruvpolitik i omvandling: aktörer, kontroverser, möjliga världar (pp. 215-231). Möklinta: Gidlunds förlag, sidor 215-231
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Urkarnas värld: en politisk möjlighet till återvinning av infrastruktur
2018 (English)In: Svensk gruvpolitik i omvandling: aktörer, kontroverser, möjliga världar / [ed] Jonas Anshelm, Simon Haikola, Björn Wallsten, Möklinta: Gidlunds förlag, 2018, Vol. sidor 215-231, p. 215-231Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Möklinta: Gidlunds förlag, 2018
Keywords
Gruvor, Miljöpolitik, Återvinning, Metaller
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-161231 (URN)9789178443925 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-10-24 Created: 2019-10-24 Last updated: 2019-10-24Bibliographically approved
Feiz, R., Broström, A., Heshmati, A., Hultman, M., Johansson, N., Lööf, H., . . . Wallsten, B. (2016). Avfall kan omvandlas till en ny resurs. Svenska Dagbladet
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2016 (Swedish)In: Svenska Dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, , p. 1Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Om gruv- och stålindustrin menar allvar med att öka det egna medvetandet om vad som är cirkulärt, så måste omställningen börja nu. Det skriver debattörer i en slutreplik om kalkbrytningen på Gotland. Publicerad 29 januari 2016

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2016. p. 1
National Category
Environmental Engineering Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-125198 (URN)
Available from: 2016-02-16 Created: 2016-02-16 Last updated: 2016-08-24Bibliographically approved
Feiz, R., Broström, A., Heshmati, A., Hultman, M., Johansson, N., Lööf, H., . . . Wallsten, B. (2016). Ojnareskogen en möjlighet för industrin. Svenska Dagbladet
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2016 (Swedish)In: Svenska Dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, , p. 1Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Ett Natura 2000-område på Gotland – som sätter stopp för kalkbrytning – kan öppna upp för en omställning av svensk basindustri. Kalk är viktig för industrin. Men mineralerna behöver inte nödvändigtvis tas från jordskorpan, skriver nio forskare.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2016. p. 1
National Category
Environmental Sciences Environmental Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-125197 (URN)
Note

Artikel i tidskrift, Dagstidning (Övrig (populärvetenskap, debatt, mm)) Published

Available from: 2016-02-16 Created: 2016-02-16 Last updated: 2016-08-24Bibliographically approved
Wallsten, B. & Krook, J. (2016). Urks and the Urban Subsurface as Geosocial Formation. Science, Technology and Human Values, 41(5), 827-848
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Urks and the Urban Subsurface as Geosocial Formation
2016 (English)In: Science, Technology and Human Values, ISSN 0162-2439, E-ISSN 1552-8251, Vol. 41, no 5, p. 827-848Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article investigates “urks”, i.e., disconnected parts of urban infrastructure that remain in their subsurface location. The reason for engaging in this topic is resource scarcity concerns, as urks contain large amounts of copper and aluminum that could be “mined” for the benefit of the environment.

Our starting point is that there is a certain non–stagnant capacity of waste–like entities such as urks and that their resistance to categorization is crucial to encapsulate their political potential (cf. Hawkins, 2006; Moore, 2012; Hird, 2013). We investigate how this indeterminate capacity has implications in terms of where future trajectories for urk recovery are conceivable.

The study is based on interviews with respondents from the infrastructure and waste sectors in Sweden. By stressing the relationship between urks and their geo–social subsurface surroundings, we use the respondents’ exploratory interpretations of urks to outline a spectrum of issues that should be further discussed for urks to become a matter of concern. The negotiation of these issues, we suggest, can be conceived of as a form of navigation along the perceived fault lines between actors and priorities, and they must be resolved for increased urk recovery to occur.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2016
National Category
Environmental Sciences Earth and Related Environmental Sciences Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-122760 (URN)10.1177/0162243916634866 (DOI)000382579500003 ()
Note

The status of this article was previous Manuscript.

Funding agencies: Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS); Swedish Innovation Agency (VINNOVA); Aforsk Foundation

Available from: 2015-11-20 Created: 2015-11-20 Last updated: 2019-03-11Bibliographically approved
Feiz, R., Fenton, P., Frändegård, P., Johansson, N., Kanda, W., Matschewsky, J., . . . Wallsten, B. (2015). A corridor striving for sustainability - Reflecting upon PhD education at a Swedish University. In: : . Paper presented at Global Cleaner Production & Sustainable Consumption Conference, Accelerating the Transition to Equitable Post Fossil-Carbon Societies, 1 - 4 November 2015, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain.
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2015 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this paper, we present an overview of interdisciplinary research from Ph.D. students working at the Division of Environmental Technology and Management at Linköping University, Sweden. Each of the Ph.D. students addresses the overall challenge of sustainability transitions in their research, although the themes and content of research varies considerably between individuals, encompassing research on actors, networks, products, materials, services and systems from the public and private sector, operating locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. The scientific literature and methods used to frame and conduct studies varies considerably within the group, as does the individual focus on immediate issues of sustainability.

Keywords
Sustainability Transition; Interdisciplinary Research; Academic Collaboration; Reflexive Research
National Category
Environmental Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-122812 (URN)
Conference
Global Cleaner Production & Sustainable Consumption Conference, Accelerating the Transition to Equitable Post Fossil-Carbon Societies, 1 - 4 November 2015, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain
Available from: 2015-11-24 Created: 2015-11-24 Last updated: 2016-08-24
Wallsten, B., Magnusson, D., Andersson, S. & Krook, J. (2015). The economic conditions for urban infrastructure mining: Using GIS to prospect hibernating copper stocks. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 103, 85-97
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The economic conditions for urban infrastructure mining: Using GIS to prospect hibernating copper stocks
2015 (English)In: Resources, Conservation and Recycling, ISSN 0921-3449, E-ISSN 1879-0658, Vol. 103, p. 85-97Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article, we suggest a methodology that combines geographic information systems (GIS) and material flow analysis (MFA) into a secondary reserve-prospecting tool. The approach is two-phased and couples spatially informed size estimates of urban metal stocks (phase 1) to the equally spatially contingent efforts required to extract them (phase 2). Too often, even the most advanced MFA assessments stop at the first of these two phases, meaning that essential information needed to facilitate resource recovery, i.e., urban mining, is missing from their results. To take MFA one step further, our approach is characterized by a high resolution that connects the analysis of the stock to the social practices that arrange material flows in the city, thereby enabling an assessment of the economic conditions for secondary resource recovery.

To exemplify, we provide a case study of the hibernation stock of copper found in disconnected power cables in Linköping, Sweden. Since 1970, 123 tonnes of copper or ≈1 kg per person have accumulated underneath the city, predominantly in old, central parts of the city and industrial areas. While shorter cables are more numerous than long ones, the longer ones contribute to a larger share of the stock weight. Resource recovery in specific projects reliant on digging comes at great costs, but integrating it as an added value to ordinary maintenance operations render eight locations and 2.2 tonnes of copper (2% of the stock) profitable to extract. Compared to the budget sizes of regular maintenance projects, the integrated recovery of a significant share of the stock comes with relatively small economic losses. Therefore, we suggest integrated resource recovery and regular maintenance as an interesting environmental measure for any infrastructure provider to engage with.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2015
Keywords
Urban mining, Hibernating stocks, Infrastructure, Material flow analysis, GIS, Economic assessment
National Category
Other Environmental Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121463 (URN)10.1016/j.resconrec.2015.07.025 (DOI)000362618600009 ()
Projects
Städer som gruvor II: utveckling av affärsmässiga koncept genom implementering av pilotprojekt
Funder
VINNOVA, 2013-03015
Note

Fundin text: Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning, FORMAS; Swedish Innovation Agency, VINNOVA

Available from: 2015-09-21 Created: 2015-09-21 Last updated: 2017-12-04
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