The socially sustainable society

A socially sustainable society is a society where people live well and feel safe. But such a society is constantly faced with challenges, from organized crime, differences in values and scarcity of resources, but also from ideas we have about each other that are not even conscious but can still affect the way we shape our society. This is our most comprehensive theme.

A socially sustainable society usually refers to an equal and gender-equal society where people lead good lives in good health, without unjust social and economic differences. A society where people trust social institutions as well as each other, and are involved the societal development. This theme focuses on processes that threaten such values; the lack of integration, discrimination, crime and inequality. Teenagers and young adults are studies in several projects, the generation that is being shaped by today's society.

This theme has a wide focus and also includes the study of norms, a driver of change that can tell us a lot about the future, but also the glue that is so important for a society to work.

This theme includes:

  • integration
  • discrimination
  • social organization and criminal collaborations
  • equality
  • social recognition
  • equal distribution of scarce health resources
  • the norms of the future

Research project

Researchers

Alexandros Rigos
Alexandros Rigos
PhD, Economics
Amir Rostami
Amir Rostami
PhD, Sociology
Anders Herlitz
Anders Herlitz
Associate Professor, Practical Philosophy
Arne Jarrick
Arne Jarrick
Professor, History
Bi Puranen
Bi Puranen
Associate Professor, Economic History
Bo Malmberg
Bo Malmberg
Professor of Geography
Carina Gunnarson
Carina Gunnarson
Associate Professor, Political Science
Carina Mood
Carina Mood
Professor, Sociology
Chaïm la Roi
Chaïm la Roi
Postdoctoral Researcher
Christofer Edling
Christofer Edling
Professor, Sociology
Christoffer Carlsson
Christoffer Carlsson
Doctor of philosophy in criminology
Erik Angner
Erik Angner
Professor, Practical Philosophy
Erik Mohlin
Erik Mohlin
Associate Professor, Economics
Folke Tersman
Folke Tersman
Chair Professor, Practical Philosophy
Giulia Andrighetto
Giulia Andrighetto
PhD, Philosophy
Gustaf Arrhenius
Gustaf Arrhenius
Director and Professor, Practical Philosophy
Hernan Mondani
Hernan Mondani
Associate Professor in Sociology, MSc., Engineering Physics
Irina Vartanova
Irina Vartanova
PhD, Psychology
Jan O. Jonsson
Jan O. Jonsson
Professor, Sociology
Josef Hien
Josef Hien
Researcher in political science
Julia Mosquera
Julia Mosquera
PhD, Philosophy
Karim Jebari
Karim Jebari
PhD., Philosophy
Kimmo Eriksson
Kimmo Eriksson
Professor, mathematics/applied mathematics
Kirsti Jylhä
Kirsti Jylhä
PhD, Psychology
Magnus Bygren
Magnus Bygren
Professor, Sociology
Mårten Schultz
Mårten Schultz
Professor of Civil Law
Martin Kolk
Martin Kolk
Associate Professor, Demography
Moa Bursell
Moa Bursell
Associate Professor in Sociology and research leader at the Institute for Futures Studies
Nanda Wijermans
Nanda Wijermans
Associate Professor in Data Science
Olle Hammar
Olle Hammar
P​hD, Economics 
Patrik Lindenfors
Patrik Lindenfors
Associate Professor of Zoological Ecology
Pontus Strimling
Pontus Strimling
Associate Professor, Economics
Simon Birnbaum
Simon Birnbaum
Associate Professor, Political Science
Stephanie Plenty
Stephanie Plenty
Associate Professor, Sociology; PhD, Psychology
Stina Björkholm
Stina Björkholm
PhD, Philosophy
Tina Askanius
Tina Askanius
Associate Professor in Media and Communication Studies
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