Anders Lidström is Professor in Political Science with a research focus on local, regional and urban politics and governance, in Sweden and in a comparative perspective.
Anders Lidström is Professor in Political Science with a research focus on local, regional and urban politics and governance. Empirical studies concern both Swedish conditions and comparisons between countries. Recent studies include examinations of conditions for local self-government and local democracy and of comparsons of local systems of local government in different European states.
Recent publications include the report on the reduced support for the Swedish social democratic party: "Socialdemokraternas tillbakagång 1973-2014: strukturella förklaringar och regionala variationer", Umeå universitet, 2018, a special issue of Journal of Urban Affairs on The Citizens in City-Regions (no 1, 2018, edited with Linze Schaap) and a special issue of Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift on urban politics (nr 3 2017, edited with med Jon Pierre).
Anders Lidström is a substitute member of the Group of Independent Experts on the European Charter of Local Self-Government, Council of Europe.
Lidström teaches the following courses during 2017-18: