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Linda Berg

Senior lecturer

Linda Berg
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 4062

Room number: A503
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 Linda Berg


Linda Berg, PhD, is senior lecturer in political science and associated researcher to the Centre for European Research (CERGU) and the Swedish National Election Studies Programme, at the University of Gothenburg. From the autumn 2019 she is one of the directors of studies for the Educational programmes in European Studies, with Urban Strandberg and Ann Ighe, organised via the Centre for European studies (CES).

Linda was the director of the Centre for European Research (CERGU) between 2013-2019. She was a visiting fellow (postdoc) to the Institute of Governance, School of Political and Social Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland 2007-2008.

Linda defended her dissertation 12 October 2007. The title is: Multi-level Territorial Attachments. The Influence of Territorial Attachments on Political Trust and Welfare Attitudes.

Area of interests

Linda's main research interest concerns different aspects of the European integration process from a multi-level perspective, especially identification, political attitudes and voting behaviour. She is, together with Henrik E. Oscarsson, responsible for the Election study of the European Parliament Election in 2014 and 2019. She has also studied regional elections, local and regional authorities connections to the EU, and is a member of the board for SNES, Swedish Network for European Studies in Political Science.

Current research

Linda's current research is mainly about attitudes towards the EU and voting behaviour in European parliament elections. Previous projects have focused on governance of migration (with Andrea Spehar) and political cleavages, focusing on the case of the wolf issue (with Maria Solevid). She has also researched the relationship between territorial identities and welfare attitudes in Europe (VR project) and multilevel governance in the EU. As a member of the Swedish National Election Studies Program she mainly studies the European Parliament elections, but also regional elections and differences in voting behaviour in elections at different territorial levels.

Teaching and tutoring

Linda mainly teaches at the European studies programmes (Bachelor and Master). From the autumn 2019 Linda is, together with Ann Ighe, course coordinator for European Heritage and Identity (10 hec). This is the joint introductory course for the two Master's programme in European Studies (Social science and arts track).

At the Bachelor's Programme she is responsible for the Thesis course (15 hec), as well as the prize-awarded course Practical EU-knowledge (15 hec) provided in cooperation with the librarians at the European Documentation Centre.

Linda is also tutoring and examining a large number of theses, master's and bachelor's, as well as developing and teaching other courses. In both 2011 and 2012 she was rewarded the individual education prize from the Göta student union.

Furthermore, Linda also teaches European integration in the social science educational programme (for future high school teachers). Outside of UoG, she has also been teaching European integration at the Higher Vocational Education and Training Programme “EU Project Coordinator”. In addition, she has written a textbook on the EU and the Welfare of Europe (together with Andrea Spehar).


Linda's reseach is published in many different forms, as journal articles: Policy Studies, European Perspectives on Politics and Society, Electoral Studies; book contributions: e.g. in Trust in the European Union in Challenging Times (Palgrave MacMillan 2018), Cultural Borders of Europe (Berghahn Books, 2017), Regional and National Elections in Western Europe (Palgrave 2013), conference papers, as well as a large number of Swedish chapters, edited books, reports and popular scientific articles.


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Multi-level Europeans and welfare state attitudes
Linda Berg
paper prepared for the Spring Conference of the Swedish Network for European Studies in Political Science, Göteborg 12-12 March 2009, Conference contribution 2009
Conference contribution

Har Sveriges ordförandeskap i EU någon betydelse?
Linda Berg
Alba.nu - tidnskrift för kultur, vetenskap och samhälle, Magazine article 2009
Magazine article

EU kan påverkas på många plan
Linda Berg
Alba.nu - tidskrift för kultur, vetenskap och samhälle, Magazine article 2009
Magazine article


Är Skottland en region eller ett land?
Linda Berg
Alba.nu - tidning för kultur, vetenskap och samhälle, nr 2, 2008. , Magazine article 2008
Magazine article

Regional Identity and Solidarity
Linda Berg, Aisla Henderson
Early draft presented at the Annual Conference of the IPSA Research Committee 28, Comparative Federalism and Federation, “Balancing Federal Systems: Implications for Politics and Policy”, in Berlin 3-4 October 2008. Co-sponsored by the ECPR standing group on Regionalism, hosted by Hertie School of Governance., Conference contribution 2008
Conference contribution

Multi-level Europeans and Political Trust
Linda Berg
Paper presented at the PSA British and Comparative Territorial Politics Conference, University of Edinburgh 10-11 January 2008., Conference contribution 2008
Conference contribution

Multi-level Europeans and Trust in government at different levels
Linda Berg
Paper presented at the Poltics Seminar, University of Stirling, 26 February 2008., Conference contribution 2008
Conference contribution

Multi-level Europeans and Welfare Attitudes
Linda Berg
Paper prepared for the UACES conference Exchanging Ideas on Europe 2008: Rethinking the European Union, Edinburgh, 1-3 September 2008., Conference paper 2008
Conference paper

Who should decide? A comparative analysis of multilevel governance in Europe
Linda Berg, Mikael Hjerm
Nordic Social Attitudes in a European Perspective, Cheltenham, UK & Northampton, MA, USA, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Chapter in book 2008
Chapter in book

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