Åsa Knaggård

Senior Lecturer


Main Research and Teaching Areas

  1. Science-politics relations
  2. Environmental policy
  3. Public policy

Current Research

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.

Recent research outputs

Tobias Olofsson, Andreas Vilhelmsson, Maria Hedlund, Åsa Knaggård & Shai Mulinari, 2021 Jan 12, Comparative Covid Response: Crisis, Knowledge, Politics. Jasanoff, S., Hilgartner, S., Hurlbut, J. B., Özgöde, O. & Rayzberg, M. (eds.). 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in Report

Åsa Knaggård, Erik Persson & Kerstin Eriksson, 2020 Jun 18, In : Challenges. 11, 1, 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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