Alexander Paulsson

Alexander Paulsson

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Alexander Paulsson (PhD) teaches and writes about organizations, the politics of ecology, and the making and consequences of science and technology. Being trained in the fields of history, politics and business, he combines the study of the urban environment, administrative devices and ecological processes with the history of economic and political concepts.
He is currently engaged in two larger research projects: one is looking at how complementary currencies may be designed to achieve socioecological transitions ( while the other is exploring how post-growth welfare societies may be organized.
Besides these two projects, he is also involved in research projects on mobility, technology and infrastructure maintenence. For four years, he worked at The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) and its unit Mobility, Actors and Planning Processes.
He is one of the co-founders of the Institute for Degrowth Studies, he is affiliated to K2, The Swedish Knolwedge Center for Public Transport and he is collaborating with the explorative architecture firm Scapeous.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UKÄ subject classification

  • Business Administration
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary


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