Johan Hultman


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences
  • Social and Economic Geography
  • Human Geography



I investigate issues of sustainable development in service societies. I write about how social and economic aspects of sustainability relate to each other, how services for sustainability can be conceptualised, how local economies can be developed and how research and political change can benefit from each other.

Me and the colleagues I work with move through different worlds whose common denominator is that they are embedded in a political discourse of sustainable development through economic growth: small-scale fisheries, waste management and rural development. We want to discuss alternatives to the economic logic of valuating the different dimensions of sustainable development.

Recent research outputs

Fazey, I., Schäpke, N., Caniglia, G., Patterson, J., Hultman, J., van Mierlo, B., Säwe, F., Wiek, A., Wittmayer, J., Aldunce, P., Al Waer, H., Battacharya, N., Bradbury, H., Carmen, E., Colvin, J., Cvitanovic, C., D'Souza, M., Gopel, M., Goldstein, B., Hämäläinen, T. & 28 others, Harper, G., Henfry, T., Hodgson, A., Howden, M. S., Kerr, A., Klaes, M., Lyon, C., Midgley, G., Moser, S., Mukherjee, N., Müller, K., O'Brien, K., O'Connell, D. A., Olsson, P., Page, G., Reed, M. S., Searle, B., Silvestri, G., Spaiser, V., Strasser, T., Tschakert, P., Uribe-Calvo, N., Waddell, S., Rao-Williams, J., Wise, R., Wolstenholme, R., Woods, M. & Wyborn, C., 2018 Jun 1, In : Energy Research and Social Science. 40, p. 54-70 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Johan Hultman & Filippa Säwe, 2018, Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research. Leal, W. (ed.). Springer, p. 57-70

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Johan Hultman, Filippa Säwe, Salmi, P., Manniche, J., Baek Holland, E. & Höst, J., 2018, TemaNord. 104 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReport

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