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Åsa Knaggård

PhD | Senior Lecturer

Political Science

Main Research and Teaching Areas

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

Current Research and Teaching

My research is about the relation between science and politics. Firstly, I study the role of ideas and scientific knowledge (and uncertainty) in how political problems are defined and decisions are made. I am involved in several research projects on this theme, including on carbon pricing, green infrastructure, and biodiversity offsetting. Secondly, I study decision-making under risk and uncertainty from a more conceptual perspective, including a focus on robust decision-making. Thirdly, I do research on the scientific side of the relation, more specifically on how scientists understand and approach the relation. My research also concerns environmental and climate politics more broadly. For example, I am involved in a project on the division of responsibility over climate adaptation in a Swedish context, dealing with issues about public/private and the state/local level.

My research is partly interdisciplinary and is conducted together with researchers from different disciplines, at the moment Ecology, Philosophy and Engineering.

I teach courses at the Department of Political Science, including a master course on Policy processes, and give a course on Environmental Politics and Administration to environmental science students. I am at the moment involved in two PhD courses: one on Risk, uncertainty and decisionmaking, and one on Science communication. Both are interdisciplinary.


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

Åsa Knaggård
E-mail: asa [dot] knaggard [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

Senior lecturer

Department of Political Science

+46 46 222 01 64




Many of the research questions that interest me are interdisciplinary and I am connected to several interdisciplinary environments, including CEC.

Department of Political Science
Lund University
Visiting address: Paradisgatan 5H (House: Eden)
Postal address: Box 52, SE-221 00 LUND
Telephone: +46 46-222 89 52

Faculty of Social Sciences