Resilience in Sweden: Governance, Social Networks and Learning (RISE)

The overall purpose of this project is to contribute to a resilient society through an in-depth and nuanced understanding of the contextual and underlying factors that create, maintain, break down, and undermine resilience.

samhälle, stadsmiljö, gågata

By developing knowledge about resilience that is specific to Sweden, the project will contribute to increased resilience.

Social resilience in Sweden: Governance, Social Networks and Learning is a collaboration between Mid Sweden University, the Swedish Defense University and Karlstad University.


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Olsson, D., & Öjehag-Pettersson, A. (2020). Buying a sustainable society: the case of public procurement in Sweden. Local Environment, 25(9), 681-696. 

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Petridou, E. , Pihl, K. & Sparf, J. (2020). Resilience Work in Swedish Local Governance: Evidence from the Areas of Climate Change Adaptation, Migration, and Violent Extremism. I Understanding Disaster Risk: A Multidimensional Approach. Elsevier.

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In Swedish. Granberg, M., & Bodland, T. (2019). Klimatanpassning och samhällets resiliens: Ett svenskt perspektiv. Karlstads universitet, Centrum för klimat och säkerhet. Rapport 2019:4. 

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Project leader

Jörgen Sparf

Docent|Associate Professor


Project members

Evangelia Petridou

Docent|Associate Professor


Mikael Linnell

Universitetslektor|Senior Lecturer


Sophie Kolmodin

Doktorand|Doctoral Student


Mikael Granberg

Mikael Granberg

Tove Bodland

Tove Bodland

David Olsson

David Olsson

Beatrice Hedelin

Beatrice Hedelin