Mikael Klintman

Professor, Professor

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary


  • Sustainability, Evolution, interdisciplinary research, Human Interests, Environment, Consumption, Energy, Food, Transportation, Philosophy of science


Main research

- Sustainable development; social sustainability
- Constructions of nature in society; evolutionary sociology

Current research and teaching

- Competition and collaboration between the human sciences in transdisciplinary projects on problems to environment and health.

- Beyond the market stalls and ivory towers: A study on integrated science for sustainable provision of knowledge (RJ; Project leader: Anna Jonsson).

- Governing Climate Change (Formas; Project leader: Johannes Stripple).

My research interest is on the roles, values and preconditions of people and organizations for making choices that reduce environmental and social harm. Theoretically, I combine social and economic thought (e.g., Veblen, Simmel, and theories of deliberative democracy) with evolutionary theory (e.g., Trivers, Runciman, Haidt). I have worked in the sectors of food, energy, waste, water, ethical mutual funds, transportation, tourism, and chemistry. Currently I try to integrate elements of the social, economic, and evolutionary sciences for understanding human interests concerning environmental and health problems. In parts of the period 2016-2018 I conduct this research at Oxford University.

Recent research outputs

Mikael Klintman, 2019 Jun 30, (Accepted/In press) Manchester: Manchester University Press. 264 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Mikael Klintman, Lunderquist, T. & Olsson, A., 2018 Sep 1, Stockholm: Natur och kultur. 180 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Boström, M. & Mikael Klintman, 2018 Aug 10, The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism. Boström, M., Micheletti, M. & Oosterveer, P. (eds.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 25 p.

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

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