Critical Perspectives on Sustainable Development in Sweden

SDSWESweden is often portrayed as a world leader within the sustainability field, but does Sweden live up to that image? Which Swedish examples can serve as inspiration and a model for sustainability on a global level?

The concept of Sustainable Development has become one of the most contested and important concepts of our time. Although the concept was first introduced in response to environmental concerns, it has been defined primarily by the mainstream tradition of economic analysis and policy making, which tends to marginalize the issue of ecological sustainability itself, and sideline social and ethical concerns.

This course takes a closer, critical look at how Sweden has worked with sustainable development historically and how well current initiatives can serve as a model for sustainability on a global level. Discussions of Swedish examples also serve as inspiration for how to work with practical sustainability, as well as learning from mistakes made in past and current policies.

Students are invited to delve into the depth of Swedish society in order to address these questions and critically explore the mechanisms that either progress or hinder sustainability.

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Final Evaluation

Final evaluation:

Thanks for a wonderful semester!

Evaluation Part 1

Dear Class,
Please find the link to the course evaluation here. You will fill this out in class on Oct 17.

Tackar! /CCs

Dennis Pamlin Lecture 10/9

Hej All,

For those who missed Dennis's lecture, you can view it here, in all of its glory:

The video quality is not the best, but you can hear the lecture and he is also going to be sending his power point presentation.

Thanks for the good questions yesterday! Cheers!

PS There is still some room left on the bus for anyone who wants to come to Skansen on the 28th! The bus will pick us up at Geocentrum at 10am and bring us back to Uppsala at 5pm. FREE trip to Stockholm, guys, and a cool chance to get to know your classmates better!

Welcome to Fall 2013

Dear Future Students,

Please find information on important upcoming events taking place at the beginning of September here. You will also find a preliminary schedule and welcome letter above. You should all try to get your accounts on as soon as possible, as this will be an important part of the course. Looking forward to meeting you all!

Sanna and Cecilia