The main focus of my research is political processes. This means that the empirical scope of my research is wide encompassing the development of the welfare state, globalization and ideological shifts and, primarily, how these macro trends impact politics on national, regional and local levels. These issues are often theoretically informed by a neo-institutional perspective highlighting issues of power and democracy.
The area that I have focused on mostly during recent years is the challenges from global climate change and how these challenges are handled by society. A special interest here is if and how institutionalized political practices and norms facilitates or hinders collective action. This latter interest has entailed an increased interest in political theoretical perspectives and a critical scrutiny of the role of politics and ideologies (neo-liberalism) in climate change mitigation and adaptation measures.