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Anna Bendz

Senior lecturer

Anna Bendz
Senior lecturer , Director of Studies
+46 31 786 5697

Room number: B423
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 Anna Bendz


Anna Bendz is associate professor at the department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, where she works as a research fellow and teacher. She is affiliated with the Centre for Collective Action Research (CeCar) and Gothenburg Research Group on elections, public opinion and political behaviour (GEPOP). She is director of studies for the teachers’ education program at the department.

Research interests
One of my research interests concerns the (Swedish) welfare state, including studies of welfare policy and welfare public opinion, and in particular the dynamic process between policy and opinion (policy feedback). I am also interested in how knowledge concerning policy programs affect public attitudes. A second research interest concerns collective action theory, with particular focus on how to manage common natural resources (in particular water systems), and also on how to achieve feasible government policies for food consumption.

Current research
I am currently involved in four research projects.

Research project 1 (primary investigator): ”Overcoming large scale collective action problems in an upstream- downstream setting: A panel-based survey experiment with politicians and citizens along the Göta River water system.” Financed by the Swedish Research Council 2020-2023.

Research project 2 (participating researcher): “Climate policies for food consumption: where’s the beef?: Analyzing the policy options and political feasibility for a climate neutral welfare society.” Financed by Formas 2020-2023.

Research project 3 (participating researcher): ”Trust as Feedback. How policy change and knowledge affect trust for social insurances. Funded by Försäkringskassan 2020-2021.

Research project 4 (primary investigator): ”Dogs in society. An analysis of citizens’ and politicians’ attitudes to dogs”. Hundens plats i samhället. En analys av medborgares och politikers attityder till hunden” Funded by Agria and SKK forskningsfond 2019-2020.

I teach primarily on courses within the teachers’ education program, foremost different courses in civics for students on the program for becoming upper-secondary school teacher.



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Going with the flow? On citizens’ support for inter-municipal collective action for drinking water risk prevention in an upstream-downstream setting
Anna Bendz, Sverker C. Jagers
Presented at Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference (NESS), Luleå, juni 2019, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution


Research amidst the contentious issue of wolf presence: Exploration of reference frames and social, cultural, and political dimensions
Annelie Sjölander Lindqvist, Anna Bendz, Serena Cinque, Camilla Sandström
Large Carnivore Conservation and Management: Human Dimensions, Edited by Tasos Hovardas, Abingdon, Oxon, Routledge, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book



Hur reagerar opinionen på ökad flyktingmottagning?
Dennis Andersson, Anna Bendz
Bergström A., Johansson B., Oscarsson H. & Oskarson M. (red.) Fragment , Göteborg, Göteborgs Universitet, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

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