Johan Sandberg

Associate Senior Lecturer

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Sociology


Main Research and Teaching Areas


  • Social Policy Transformations
  • Political Economy
  • Economic Sociology
  • Socioeconomic Development
  • Public Policy and Institutions
  • International Migration

Current Research

Current research entails completion of a research project on conditional cash transfers (CCTs) while initiating two new research projects pertaining to ongoing social policy transformations, and migrant labour market integration. The CCT-project has so far resulted in a set of published articles in peer-reviewed journals based on fieldwork conducted in Uruguay and Guatemala. These include ‘Conditional Cash Transfers and Social Mobility: The role of asymmetric structures and segmentation processes’ (Development and Change, 2012); ‘Politicisation of Conditional Cash Transfers: The case of Guatemala’ (Development Policy Review, 2015); 'Evidence-based Policymaking? Revisiting the "Known", the Assumed and the Promoted in New Social Development Policy' (Journal of Poverty Alleviation and International Development, 2015); and ‘Between Poor Relief and Human Capital: Paradoxes in hybrid social assistance’ (Social Policy & Administration, 2016).

The project on social policy transformations focuses on conditionality and behavioural changes in active social policy or social investments in Europe and Latin America, while the migration project is based on research collaboration with CMD, Princeton University and focuses on the role of international migrant organization in labour market integration processes. The latter will include the case of Sweden in the existing Comparative International Migrant Organizations Project (CIOP) database for comparative analyses.


Recent research outputs

Johan Sandberg & Moira Nelson, 2017 Jun 1, The Uses of Social Investment. Hemerijck, A. (ed.). Oxford University Press

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

Moira Nelson & Johan Sandberg, 2017 Apr 1, In : Global Social Policy. 17, 1, p. 21-37 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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