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Linnea Eriksson



- PhD candidate at Department of Thematic studies - Technology and social change and the Energy Systems Programme since fall 2010

- Master’s Program in Policy Analysis, Department of Management and Engineering, Division of Political Science, Linköping University, 2010

- Bachelor in Political Science, Department of Management and Engineering, Division of Political Science, Linköping University, 2007

Research Interersts

- Integrated policy processes and the influence on sustainable development

- Policy processes within and between public and private organisations (actors)

- Collaboration between these actors in networks

- Spatial planning issues regarding infrastructures and large technical systems

- Local and regional organisations, collaborations and structures

PhD project

I study the development of regional sustainable transport systems and how energy issues, such as energy efficiency and fossil fuel independence, are handled in these processes. I am interested in how the traditionally separated policy areas transport and energy may become integrated or stay separated in these processes. The development of the transport system involves several elements and actors, which leads to planning through networks between both public and private actors. I am interested in how the different actors perceive the sustainable transport system, how they act in relation to each other and what possibilities they have to influence the process of development. What is also interesting for my study is what role the networks play in the planning and decision-making. Regions in Sweden are interesting to study since questions regarding future development to a high extent have become regional; by national directives or by local will. The development of a regional sustainable transport system is dependent on decisions on the national and international level as well, why I study how these influence the regional processes too.

Publications in English

Olsson, L., Hjalmarsson, L., Wikström, M., Larsson, M., Bridging the implementation gap: Combining backcasting and policy analysis to study renewable energy in urban road transport (2015) Transport Policy, 37, pp. 72-82.

Hjalmarsson, Linnea. ”Regional Transport Policy: Progress Towards Environmental Adaption?”. The 13th World Conference on Transport Research, WCTR 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 15-18, 2013




Telephone: 013-28 58 37
Fax: 013-28 44 61

E-mail: linnea.hjalmarsson@liu.se

Department of Thematic Studies -
Technology and Social Change
Linköping university
SE-581 83 Linköping

Project activities


Technology and Social Change is an interdisciplinary research unit focusing on how social actors create and use technology, and how technical change is woven together with cultural patterns, daily life, politics, energy systems, learning, and the economy in history and society.

About Tema

The objective for Tema - The Department of Thematic Studies is to pursue excellent research and education at undergraduate and advanced levels relevant to society.

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