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Niklas Harring

Postdoctoral research fellow

Niklas Harring
Postdoctoral research fellow
+46 31 786 1223

Room number: A409
Postal Address: Box 711, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 41123 Göteborg

Department of Political Science (More Information)
Box 711
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 411 23 Göteborg

About Niklas Harring


Niklas Harring is a researcher and lecturer at the Department of Political Science. He is to affiliated the Centre for Collective Action Research, Quality of Government Institute and Centre of Environmental Political Studies.

His dissertation The Multiple Dilemmas of Environmental Protection – The Effects of Generalized and Political Trust on the Acceptance of Environmental Policy Instruments studies the relationship between trust and the acceptance of environmental policy instrument in a comparative perspective.

Areas of interest

Large scale collective action, environmental politics, attitudes to pro-environmental policy instruments, political trust, social trust, values, corruption, quality of government, public opinion towards the environment, public opinion on climate change.

Current research

Niklas is currently working in several projects at the Centre for Collective Action Research for example the project Governing Sustainability: Exploring motivational and contextual mechanisms behind public support for environmental policy measures – an experimental and comparative approach with funding from the Swedish Research Council

Teaching and tutoring


European Energy and Environment (Course coordinator)
Environmental Sciences – Basic Course.

He supervises theses at undergraduate and master level and he is a part of the management team of the Environmental Social Science Programme at the University of Gothenburg, with responsibility for the environmental politics orientation.

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Higher education and democratic norms in the case of environmental protection
Niklas Harring, Sverker C. Jagers, Simon Matti
2016 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference April 7-10, 2016. Chicago, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

The Effects of Higher Education in Economics, Law and Political Science on Perceptions of Responsibility and Sustainability
Niklas Harring, Cecilia Lundholm, Tomas Torbjörnsson
Leal Filho et al. (eds.), Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education, Cham, Switzerland, Springer, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Ideologi och ekologisk modernisering
Niklas Harring
Bergström, A. Harring, N. (red). Hållbarhetens horisont - Samhälle, Opinion och Medier i Västsverige, Göteborg, SOM-institutets böcker, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book


Why and How Higher Education Affects Attitudes to Environmental State Intervention
Niklas Harring, Sverker C. Jagers
Midwest Political Science Association 73rd Annual Conference, 16-19 April, Chicago, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Trust and State Intervention
Niklas Harring
The Quality of Government Internal Conference in Falkenberg, August 2015, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Attitudes to Climate Change Solutions among Students in Economics, Political Science and Law
Niklas Harring, Cecilia Lundholm, Tomas Torbjörnsson
World Environmental Education Congress, Gothenburg June 29 – July 2, 2015, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Attitudes to Climate Change Solutions among University Students
Niklas Harring, Cecilia Lundholm, Tomas Torbjörnsson
European Conference on Educational Research, September 2015, Budapest., Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Vänster och höger i den svenska miljö- och klimatopinionen
Niklas Harring, Jacob Sohlberg
Fragment. Annika Bergström, Bengt Johansson, Henrik Oscarsson & Maria Oskarson (red). Göteborgs universitet: SOM-institutet., Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

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