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Elias Isaksson

Elias Isaksson is a postdoc in Political Science and is doing research on environmental and transport politics.


Works at

Postdoctoral fellow at Department of Political Science
Samhällsvetarhuset, plan 5, Umeå universitet, B50217 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
Affiliated as associate professor at Unit of Police Work
Polisutbildningshuset, Humanioragränd 3 Umeå universitet, 907 36 Umeå

Postdoctoral Researcher

Political Science

Main Research or Teaching Areas
• Environmental politics
• Transport policy
• Critical methodologies

Current Research and Teaching
My primary research interest is how transport and environmental issues are discursively constructed in politics and policies. I am analysing questions of power and language, especially in connection to over-arching ideas on sustainability, mobility and growth.

I defended my PhD thesis, "Between Growth and Sustainability: The Construction of Sustainble Mobility in Swedish Transport Policy" (2023), at Lund University and I am connected to  the Swedish Knowledge Centre for Public Transport, K2.

I teach on the courses "The Police in Society" (2PO018) and "Political and Administrative Science" (5MH136).


"What kind of transport-efficient society do we want to achieve? Visions, definitions, decissions and measures" together with LU, MU, K2 and Trivector (financed by The Swedish Energy Agency).

Discourse analysis in transport and urban development: interpretation, diversity and controversy, Edward Elgar Publishing 2023 : 24-38
Isaksson, Elias
K2 Working Paper, 2019:10
Isaksson, Elias; Knaggård, Åsa