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Söderberg, CharlottaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-2030-2965
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Sandström, A., Söderberg, C., Lundmark, C., Nilsson, J. & Fjellborg, D. (2020). Assessing and explaining policy coherence: A comparative study of water governance and large carnivore governance in Sweden. Environmental Policy and Governance, 30(1), 3-13
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2020 (English)In: Environmental Policy and Governance, ISSN 1756-932X, E-ISSN 1756-9338, Vol. 30, no 1, p. 3-13Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper explores the relationship between different types of multi-level governance systems and policy coherence (i.e., uniformity of goals and rules) through a study of the governance systems for water and large carnivores in Sweden. The study objects represent multi-level governance systems for contested natural resources in the same national context, though in different policy areas and with substantial differences in institutional arrangements. We define the characteristics of each governance system through an institutional analysis of official records and compare their perceived ability to promote coherence through a statistical analysis of survey data. Our empirical results both support and problematize common ideas about how different institutional features relate to policy coherence in multi-level governance. The results clearly indicate that multi-level governance systems are challenged by conflicting goals and rules, both within and across governance systems, and that the capacity to address these difficulties is generally perceived as wanting in both types of systems. The results tentatively suggest that clashes with other governance systems are more prominent in polycentric and ecologically based systems, while internal goal and rule conflicts are more prevalent in centralized and more traditionally organized systems.

The findings contribute to our understanding of the quandaries associated with the design of new governance systems. The study also contributes important insights into what features to focus on in attempts to mitigate the downsides of different institutional arrangements in multi-level governance systems.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2020
Keywords
Environmental governance, large carnivore management, multi-level governance, policy coherence, water management
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-76522 (URN)10.1002/eet.1871 (DOI)000498261000001 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas
Note

Validerad;2020;Nivå 2;2020-02-21 (johcin)

Available from: 2019-10-26 Created: 2019-10-26 Last updated: 2020-02-21Bibliographically approved
Kumpiene, J., Antelo, J., Brännvall, E., Carabante, I., Ek, K., Komárek, M., . . . Wårell, L. (2019). In situ chemical stabilization of trace element-contaminated soil: Field demonstrations and barriers to transition from laboratory to the field : A review. Applied Geochemistry, 100, 335-351
Open this publication in new window or tab >>In situ chemical stabilization of trace element-contaminated soil: Field demonstrations and barriers to transition from laboratory to the field : A review
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2019 (English)In: Applied Geochemistry, ISSN 0883-2927, E-ISSN 1872-9134, Vol. 100, p. 335-351Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The chemical stabilization, or immobilization, of trace elements (metals and metalloids; TE) in contaminated soil has been studied for decades. A vast number of scientific publications are available on the method performance in laboratory settings, reporting that the application of various soil amendments to contaminated soil reduces TE mobility, bioavailability and toxicity. The most commonly used soil amendments include organic matter, iron oxides, phosphates, ashes, and lately biochar, alone or in combination with each other and/or lime. Most of the implemented field studies show a certain degree of improvement in soil and/or vegetation status following amendment. Regardless the positive performance of the technique in the laboratory, field validations and demonstrations remain scarce. The establishment of a field experiment often involves permits from authorities and agreements with site owners, both of which are considerably more time-consuming than laboratory tests. Due to conservative institutional structures, public authorities have been slow to adopt alternative remediation technologies, especially when the total TE concentration in soil remains the same and all of the associated risks are not yet convincingly described. For this reason, researchers should also focus on enhancing public knowledge of alternative remediation techniques so that future projects which aim to demonstrate the effectiveness of in situ immobilization techniques under natural conditions will be supported.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Soil remediation, Immobilization, Soil amendments, Leaching, Bioavailability
National Category
Other Environmental Engineering Economics
Research subject
Waste Science and Technology; Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-72432 (URN)10.1016/j.apgeochem.2018.12.003 (DOI)000454459100032 ()2-s2.0-85058489499 (Scopus ID)
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Validerad;2019;Nivå 2;2019-01-04 (svasva)

Available from: 2019-01-03 Created: 2019-01-03 Last updated: 2019-01-29Bibliographically approved
Söderberg, C. & Matti, S. (2018). Det röda Norrbotten - inte längre så rött?. In: Lars Nord, Marie Grusell, Niklas Bolin, Kajsa Falasca (Ed.), Snabbtänkt: Reflektioner från valet 2018 av ledande forskare (pp. 62-62). Sundsvall: Demicom, Mittuniversitetet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det röda Norrbotten - inte längre så rött?
2018 (Swedish)In: Snabbtänkt: Reflektioner från valet 2018 av ledande forskare / [ed] Lars Nord, Marie Grusell, Niklas Bolin, Kajsa Falasca, Sundsvall: Demicom, Mittuniversitetet , 2018, p. 62-62Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sundsvall: Demicom, Mittuniversitetet, 2018
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-71102 (URN)978-91-88025-99-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-10-04 Created: 2018-10-04 Last updated: 2020-02-03Bibliographically approved
Söderberg, C., Hammer, M., Kvarnström, M., Magnussen, K., Mustonen, T., Määenpää, M., . . . Vävare, S. (2018). Options for governance,institutional arrangements andprivate and public decision-making across scales and sectors. In: Belgrano, A (Ed.), Biodiversity and ecosystem services in Nordic coastal ecosystems: an IPBES-like assessment. Volume 1. The general overview (pp. 161-189). Copenhagen: Nordisk Ministerråd
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Options for governance,institutional arrangements andprivate and public decision-making across scales and sectors
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2018 (English)In: Biodiversity and ecosystem services in Nordic coastal ecosystems: an IPBES-like assessment. Volume 1. The general overview / [ed] Belgrano, A, Copenhagen: Nordisk Ministerråd, 2018, , p. 200p. 161-189Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This report describes the status and trends of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Nordic region, the drivers and pressures affecting them, interactions and effects on people and society, and options for governance. The main report consists of two volumes. Volume 1 The general overview (this report) and Volume 2 The geographical case studies. This study has been inspired by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services (IPBES). It departs from case studies (Volume 2, the geographical case studies) from ten geographical areas in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden) and the autonomous areas of Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland. The aim was to describe status and trends of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Nordic region, including the drivers and pressures affecting these ecosystems, the effects on people and society and options for governance. The Nordic study is structured as closely as possible to the framework for the regional assessments currently being finalized within IPBES. The report highlights environmental differences and similarities in the Nordic coastal areas, like the inhabitants´ relation to nature and the environment as well as similarities in social and policy instruments between the Nordic countries. This study provides background material for decision-making and it is shown that Nordic cooperation is of great importance for sustainable coastal management and should be strengthened in future work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: Nordisk Ministerråd, 2018. p. 200
Series
TemaNord, ISSN 0908-6692 ; 536
National Category
Environmental Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-71101 (URN)10.6027/8df062ec-en (DOI)978-92-893-5664-0 (ISBN)978-92-893-5665-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-10-04 Created: 2018-10-04 Last updated: 2020-03-05Bibliographically approved
Söderberg, C., Söderholm, K. & Wårell, L. (2017). Resurseffektiva städer: Framgångsrika lokala energisamarbeten. Stockholm: Energiforsk
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Resurseffektiva städer: Framgångsrika lokala energisamarbeten
2017 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Energiforsk, 2017. p. 76
Series
Energiforsk rapport ; 410
National Category
Economics Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) History
Research subject
Economics; History; Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-65975 (URN)978-91-7673-410-0 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency, 39619-1
Available from: 2017-10-05 Created: 2017-10-05 Last updated: 2018-02-16Bibliographically approved
Söderberg, C. (2016). Complex governance structures and incoherent policies: implementing the EU water framework directive in Sweden (ed.). Journal of Environmental Management, 183(1), 90-97
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2016 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Management, ISSN 0301-4797, E-ISSN 1095-8630, Vol. 183, no 1, p. 90-97Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Contemporary processes of environmental policymaking in general span over several territorial tiers. This also holds for the EU Water Framework Directive system of environmental quality standards (EQS), which are part of a complex multi-level institutional landscape, embracing both EU, national and sub-national level. Recent evaluations show that many EU member states, including Sweden, have not reached the ecological goals for water in 2015. Departing from theories on policy coherence and multi-level governance, this paper therefore analyses Swedish water governance as a case to further our understanding of policy implementation in complex governance structures: how does policy coherence (or the lack thereof) affect policy implementation in complex governance structures? To answer this question, the paper maps out the formal structure of the water governance system, focusing on power directions within the system, analyses policy coherence in Swedish water governance through mapping out policy conflicts between the EQS for water and other goals/regulations and explore how they are handled by national and sub-national water bureaucrats. The study concludes that without clear central guidance, ‘good ecological status’ for Swedish water will be difficult to achieve since incoherent policies makes policy implementation inefficient due to constant power struggles between different authorities, and since environmental goals are often overridden by economic and other societal goals. Further research is needed in order to explore if similar policy conflicts between water quality and other objectives occur in other EU member states and how bureaucrats handle such conflicts in different institutional settings. This study of the Swedish case indicates that the role of the state as a navigator and rudder-holder is important in order to improve policy implementation in complex governance structures – otherwise; bureaucrats risk being lost in an incoherent archipelago of ecological, social and economic goals.

National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-14859 (URN)10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.08.040 (DOI)000386415200009 ()27576152 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84991110376 (Scopus ID)e484e0d9-fb1d-44c0-ba43-b5bdd0fe5802 (Local ID)e484e0d9-fb1d-44c0-ba43-b5bdd0fe5802 (Archive number)e484e0d9-fb1d-44c0-ba43-b5bdd0fe5802 (OAI)
Note

Validerad; 2016; Nivå 2; 2016-10-04 (andbra)

 

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Söderberg, C. & Sandström, A. (2015). Disentangling adaptive multi-level governance designs and their outcomes: a comparative analysis of water- and wildlife management in Sweden (ed.). Paper presented at European Consortium for Political Research. Joint Sessions of Workshops. : 29/03/2015 - 02/04/2015. Paper presented at European Consortium for Political Research. Joint Sessions of Workshops. : 29/03/2015 - 02/04/2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Disentangling adaptive multi-level governance designs and their outcomes: a comparative analysis of water- and wildlife management in Sweden
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-32805 (URN)7679973b-d67e-4e03-88e6-1dae19322ecb (Local ID)7679973b-d67e-4e03-88e6-1dae19322ecb (Archive number)7679973b-d67e-4e03-88e6-1dae19322ecb (OAI)
Conference
European Consortium for Political Research. Joint Sessions of Workshops. : 29/03/2015 - 02/04/2015
Note
Godkänd; 2015; 20151026 (chasod)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-01-14Bibliographically approved
Söderberg, C. (2015). Policy Coherence in Swedish Water Governance: Who Navigates – Who Steers? (ed.). Paper presented at Statsvetenskapliga förbundet. Årsmöte. : Workshop 10: Environmental Politics 13/10/2015 - 15/10/2015. Paper presented at Statsvetenskapliga förbundet. Årsmöte. : Workshop 10: Environmental Politics 13/10/2015 - 15/10/2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Policy Coherence in Swedish Water Governance: Who Navigates – Who Steers?
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-34989 (URN)95417f2c-8992-4a3d-9649-42409c51bec7 (Local ID)95417f2c-8992-4a3d-9649-42409c51bec7 (Archive number)95417f2c-8992-4a3d-9649-42409c51bec7 (OAI)
Conference
Statsvetenskapliga förbundet. Årsmöte. : Workshop 10: Environmental Politics 13/10/2015 - 15/10/2015
Note
Godkänd; 2015; 20151026 (chasod)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-01-14Bibliographically approved
Söderberg, C. (2014). What drives sub-national bioenergy development? Exploring cross-level implications of environmental policy integration in EU and Swedish bioenergy policy (ed.). Paper presented at . European Journal of Government and Economics, 3(2), 119-137
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What drives sub-national bioenergy development? Exploring cross-level implications of environmental policy integration in EU and Swedish bioenergy policy
2014 (English)In: European Journal of Government and Economics, ISSN 2254-7088, E-ISSN 2254-7088, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 119-137Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

What are the sub-national implications, in policy and practice, of environmental policy integration (EPI) in EU and Swedish bioenergy policy? Focusing on the exceptional bioenergy expansion within the Biofuel Region in north Sweden, this paper discusses cross-level implications of supranational and national policy decisions on bioenergy; whether environmental perspectives are observable also in sub-national bioenergy discussions; and explores the drivers of sub-national bioenergy development in a multi-level governance setting. The study finds that higher-level EPI plays an important role for sub-national bioenergy development. The degree of sub-national EPI in bioenergy and the type of renewables invested in is to a large extent set by top-down influence from the EU and national level through agenda setting, policy goals and economic mechanisms. Local policy entrepreneurs play an important role for finding ‘win-win’-solutions that can help initiating local energy projects and ensure sub-national EPI, but environmental-economic – rather than merely economic – motives for getting involved are important to ensure long-term local commitment to renewable energy projects.

National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-8772 (URN)74f00e51-08cf-4f3f-bcca-f91bdf8e5a6b (Local ID)74f00e51-08cf-4f3f-bcca-f91bdf8e5a6b (Archive number)74f00e51-08cf-4f3f-bcca-f91bdf8e5a6b (OAI)
Note
Validerad; 2015; Nivå 1; 20150114 (chasod)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Söderberg, C. & Eckerberg, K. (2013). Rising policy conflicts in Europe over bioenergy and forestry (ed.). Paper presented at . Forest Policy and Economics, 33, 112-119
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rising policy conflicts in Europe over bioenergy and forestry
2013 (English)In: Forest Policy and Economics, ISSN 1389-9341, E-ISSN 1872-7050, Vol. 33, p. 112-119Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Growing concerns over emissions of green-house gases causing climate change as well as energy security concerns have spurred the interest in bioenergy production pushed by EU targets to fulfil the goal of 20 per cent renewable energy in 2020, as well as the goal of 10 per cent renewable fuels in transport by 2020. Increased bioenergy production is also seen to have political and economic benefits for rural areas and farming regions in Europe and in the developing world. There are, however, conflicting views on the potential benefits of large scale bioenergy production, and recent debates have also drawn attention to a range of environmental and socio-economic issues that may arise in this respect. One of these challenges will be that of accommodating forest uses – including wood for energy, and resulting intensification of forest management – with biodiversity protection in order to meet EU policy goals. We note that the use of biomass and biofuels spans over several economic sector policy areas, which calls for assessing and integrating environmental concerns across forest, agriculture, energy and transport sectors.In this paper, we employ frame analysis to identify the arguments for promoting bioenergy and assess the potential policy conflicts in the relevant sectors, through the analytical lens of environmental policy integration. We conclude that while there is considerable leverage of environmental arguments in favour of bioenergy in the studied economic sectors, and potential synergies with other policy goals, environmental interest groups remain sceptical to just how bioenergy is currently being promoted. There is a highly polarised debate particularly relating to biofuel production. Based on our analysis, we discuss the potential for how those issues could be reconciled drawing on the frame conflict theory, distinguishing between policy disagreements and policy controversies.

National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-5530 (URN)10.1016/j.forpol.2012.09.015 (DOI)000321411300014 ()2-s2.0-84878843788 (Scopus ID)3a91d25c-5a58-486d-9fb6-f48ea8ea3488 (Local ID)3a91d25c-5a58-486d-9fb6-f48ea8ea3488 (Archive number)3a91d25c-5a58-486d-9fb6-f48ea8ea3488 (OAI)
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Validerad; 2013; 20121119 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
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