Åsa KnaggårdSenior Lecturer
Main Research and Teaching Areas
- Science-politics relations
- Environmental policy
- Public policy
My main research interest lies in the challenges that foremost environmental problems pose to society. The time horizons for these issues are long and scientific knowledge as well as cooperation over sectoral and disciplinary boundaries are needed to manage them. A main focus in my research is how our political systems manage scientific uncertainty and the long term perspective. Examples of publications in this area are the article What do policy-makers do with scientific uncertainty? and the book chapter The Green State and the Design of Self-Binding. My current research is about how science and politics interact (or do not interact) in the diffusion of knowledge.