Karin Thoresson

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Karin's research is mainly situated in the intersection of planning studies and science and technology studies (STS). Her broad research interests comprehend how planning processes, transport infrastructure and urban environment are shaped by politics, forms of government, knowledge claims and organisation. Karin also have a special interest in how standardisation, quantification and valuation practices relates to authority, government, and change in planning.


Master in Sociology, Örebro University 2005

Ph D in Technology and Social Change, Linköping University 2012

Research results from Karin

Mitigation and adaptation to climate change in Swedish municipalities

This is a pilot study for a long-term research project aiming to identify key measures in making local policy and planning more efficient in reducing emissions and adapting to future climate changes. The objective of the pilot study is to identify...

To calculate the good society

The study deals with applied cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and the significant role this method has acquired in transport policy in Sweden since 1998. It is a study of a valuation method at the intersection between neoclassical economics, expertise,...