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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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Environmental sustainability and legal education: Swedish law students' value orientations
Tomas Torbjörnsson, Niklas Harring, Cecilia Lundholm
Retfærd. Nordisk Juridisk Tidsskrift, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Political, geographic, and economic factors in setting accountable climate targets
Frida Boräng, Simon Felgendreher, Niklas Harring, Åsa Löfgren
The Quality of Government Institute (QoG) conference in Smögen, August 20-22, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Exploring the Cross-National Variation in Support for Climate Policy: the Role of Quality of Government and Trust
Dragana Davidovic, Niklas Harring
Paper presented at the CeCAR Workshop on Environmental Policy, Gothenburg, 27-28 September, 2018, and the CeCAR Autumn Workshop, Gothenburg, 5-6 December, 2018, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

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