Department of Development and Planning


Academic Publications



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A Hybrid Imagination


with Steen Hyldgaard Christensen and Lars Botin

(Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2011)

Synthesis Lectures on Engineers, Technology and Society


Available both as e-book and print on demand.






       Hubris and Hybrids 

           with Mikael Hård (Routledge 2005)

         Reviews in:

           Nature (December 2005)

           American Historical Review (December 2006)








The Making of Green Knowledge

(Cambridge University Press 2001)

Also available as e-book.

Reviews in:



in Swedish: Miljö som politik (Studentlitteratur 2003)






The Intellectual Appropriation of Technology

Editor, with Mikael Hård (MIT Press 1998)





Music and Social Movements

with Ron Eyerman (Cambridge University Press 1998)







       Seeds of the Sixties

            with Ron Eyerman (University of California Press 1994) 








Social Movements. A Cognitive Approach

with Ron Eyerman (Polity and Penn State Press 1991)


in Swedish: Sociala rörelser i en ny tid (Studentlitteratur 2005)




Other books

The Making of Green Engineers: Sustainable Development and the Hybrid Imagination (Morgan and Claypool, 2013)

Sociala rörelser: politik och kultur (Social Movements: politics and culture). Editor, with Åsa Wettergren (Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2006)

Technology Studies and Sustainable Development. Editor, with Harald Rohracher (München and Wien, Profil Verlag, 2002)

Technology Policy Meets the Public. PESTO Papers 2. Editor (Aalborg University Press, 1998)

Public Participation and Sustainable Development: Comparing European Experiences. PESTO Papers 1. Editor, with Per Østby (Aalborg University Press, 1997)

The Making of the New Environmental Consciousness. A Comparative Study of the Environmental Movements in Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands, with Ron Eyerman and Jacqueline Cramer and Jeppe Læssøe (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1990)

From Research Policy to Social Intelligence. Essays on Science and Politics. Editor, with Jan Annerstedt (London: Macmillan, 1988)

Keeping Science Straight. A critical look at the assessment of science and technology. Editor (Gothenburg: Dept of Theory of Science, 1988)

The Biotechnological Challenge. Editor, with Staffan Jacobsson and Harry Rothman (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986) Japanese translation 1989

Technological Development in China, India and Japan. Cross cultural Perspectives. Editor, with Erik Baark (London: Macmillan & New York: St. Martin's, 1986)

National Components of Scientific Knowledge. A Contribution to the Social Theory of Science Doctoral thesis in theory of science. (Lund: Research Policy Institute, 1982)

The Steam-Powered Automobile: An Answer to Air Pollution (Bloomington & London: Indiana University Press, 1970) Spanish translation 1973



1. Science as Control: Environmental Research in Sweden, in Nordisk Forum, nr 2, 1973

2. Sociology of Science in Scandinavia, in R Merton and J Gaston, eds, The Sociology of Science in Europe. So. Illinois University Press 1977

3. On the Politicization of Energy in Sweden and Denmark, in Nordisk Forum, nr 3, 1977. Published in revised form as Democratizing Technology, in Environment, January-February 1978

4. (with Aant Elzinga) Making Dreams Come True: An Essay on the Role of Practical Utopias in Science, in E Mendelsohn & H Nowotny, eds, Nineteen Eighty-Four: Science Between Utopia and Dystopia (Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook). Reidel 1984

5. (with Jacqueline Cramer and Ron Eyerman) The Knowledge Interests of the Environmental Movement and Its Potential for Influencing the Development of Science, in S Blume, et al, eds, The Social Direction of the Public Sciences (Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook) Reidel 1987. 

Published in Swedish in joint issue of Natur och Samhälle 35 and VEST, Tidskrift för vetenskapsstudier nr 2, 1987

6. (with Ron Eyerman) Miljökunskap som organisatoriskt vapen: Fallet Greenpeace, in Sociologisk forskning, nr 2, 1987.

Published in English as Environmental Knowledge as an Organizational Weapon: The Case of Greenpeace, in Social Science Information, nr 1, 1989

7. National Styles in Science and Technology: A Comparative Model, in Sociological Inquiry, spring 1987.

Published in Swedish in VEST, Tidskrift för vetenskapsstudier, nr 3, 1987

8. Social Movements and the Politicization of Science, in J. Annerstedt & A. Jamison, eds, From Research Policy to Social Intelligence. Essays on Science and Politics. Macmillan 1988

9. Nationella särdrag i teknikpolitiken. Om traditioners och kulturella faktorers betydelse för dagens FoU-satsningar, in H. Glimell, ed, Industriförnyelse i Norden. Forlaget Samfundsøkonomi og Planlægning (Roskilde) 1988. 

Published in English as National Styles in Technology Policy. Comparing the Swedish and Danish State Programmes in Microelectronics/Information Technology, in U Hilpert, ed, State Policies and Techno-Industrial Innovation. Routledge 1991

10. Innovation Theories and Science and Technology Policy: Historical Perspectives, in A. Wad, ed, Science, Technology and Development. Westview 1988.

Revised version published as Technology's Theorists: Conceptions of Innovation in Relation to Science and Technology Policy, in Technology and Culture, July 1989

11. (with Erik Baark) Biotechnology and Culture: Public debates and their impact on government regulation in the United States and Denmark, in Technology in Society, nr 1, 1990

12. (with Erik Baark) Modes of Biotechnology assessment in the USA, Japan and Denmark, in Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, nr 2, 1990

13. (with Jacqueline Cramer and Ron Eyerman) Where Do Intellectuals Come From? On the formation of intellectuals in the environmental movement, in A Elzinga, et al, In Science We Trust? Moral and Political Issues of Science in Society. Lund University Press 1990

14. (with Ron Eyerman) Research on Social Movements in Sweden, in D Rucht, ed, Research on Social Movements. Campus Verlag and Westview Press 1991

15. (with Aant Elzinga) Science Studies, in The Encyclopedia of Higher Education, Pergamon 1992

16. (with Ron Eyerman) On the Transatlantic Migration of Knowledge: Intellectual Exchange Between the United States and Sweden, 1930-1970, in Science Studies, nr 2, 1992

17. Miljörörelsens upplösning och skapandet av den globala miljödebatten, in VEST, nr 3 1993. Published in Danish in Den Ny Verden, nr 1, 1995.

Revised English version published as The Shaping of the Global Environmental Agenda: The Role of Non-governmental Organizations, in S Lash, et al, eds, Risk, Environment, Modernity. Towards a New Ecology. Sage 1996

18. National Political Cultures and the Exchange of Knowledge: The case of systems ecology, in E Crawford, et al, eds, Denationalizing Science: The contexts of international scientific practice (Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook), Reidel 1993

19. Western Science in Perspective and the Search for Alternatives, in J. Salomon, et. al., eds, The Uncertain Quest. Science, Technology and Development. UN University 1994. Also published in French and Spanish

20. (with Erik Baark) From Market Reforms to Sustainable Development. The Cultural Dimension of Science and Technology Policy in China and Vietnam, in I Nörlund et al, eds, Vietnam in a Changing World. Curzon Press 1995

21. (with Aant Elzinga) Changing Policy Agendas in Science and Technology, in S Jasanoff, et al, eds, Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. Sage 1995

22. (with Ron Eyerman) Social Movements and Cultural Transformation: Popular Music in the 1960s, in Media, Culture and Society, nr 3, 1995

23. Debating the Car in the 60s and the 90s: Similarities and Differences, in Technology in Society, nr 4, 1995

24. (with Mikael Hård) Alternative Cars: The Contrasting Stories of Steam and Diesel Automotive Engines, in Technology in Society, nr 2, 1997

25. (with Erik Baark) National Shades of Green: Comparing the Danish and Swedish Styles of Ecological Modernization, in Environmental Values, nr 2, 1999

26. Globalization and the Revival of Traditional Knowledge, in J Schmidt and J Hersh, eds, Globalization and Social Change. Routledge 2000

27. On the Ambiguities of Greening, in Innovation: The European Journal of Social Sciences, nr 3, 2000

28. Science, Technology and the Quest for Sustainable Development, in Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, nr 1, 2001

29. Environmentalism in an Entrepreneurial Age: Reflections on the Greening of Industry Network, in Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, nr 1, 2001

30. Science and Social Movements, in the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Elsevier 2001

31. (with Mikael Hård) The Story-Lines of Technological Change: Innovation, Construction and Appropriation, in Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, nr 1, 2003

32. The making of green knowledge: the contribution from activism, in Futures 35, 2003

33. (with Magnus Ring) Sweden, in C Rootes, ed, Environmental Protest in Western Europe. Oxford University Press, 2003

34. (with Jesper Lassen) Assessing Genetic Technologies in Denmark, in Mediating Public Concern in Biotechnology, Norwegian Institute for Studies in Research and Higher Education, 2/2004

35. Learning from Lomborg, or Where Do Anti-Environmentalists Come From? in Science as Culture, nr 2, 2004

Published in Swedish in Ord & BIld, 4-5, 2005

36. Memories of ESSENCE: Reflections on Environmental Higher Education in Europe, in Environmental Sciences, nr 3, 2003/2004

37. Participation and Agency: Hybrid Identities in the European Quest for Sustainable Development, in R Paehlke and D Torgerson, eds, Managing Leviathan, Broadview Press (Peterborough, Canada), 2005

38. (with Jesper Lassen) Genetic Technologies Meet the Public: The Discourses of Concern, in Science, Technology and Human Values, nr 1, 2006

39. Social Movements and Science: Cultural Appropriations of Cognitive Praxis, in Science as Culture, March 2006

40. Environment, in B Turner, ed, The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology. Cambridge University Press, 2006

41. Technology, in B Turner, ed, The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology.  Cambridge University Press, 2006

42. (with Johan Sandström) The Green Salesman, a review of An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore, in International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, nr 2, 2007

43. On Nanotechnology and Society, in N Khadpekar, ed, The Age of Nanotechnology, Icfai University Press (Hyderabad), 2007

44. Greening the City: Urban Environmentalism from Mumford to Malmö, in M Hård and T Misa, eds, Urban Machinery, The MIT Press, 2008

45. To Foster a Hybrid Imagination: Science and Humanities in a Commercial Age, in NTM - Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Wissenschaften, Technik und Medizin, nr 1, 2008

46. The Historiography of Engineering Contexts, in Steen Hyldgaard Christensen, et al, eds, Engineering in Context, Academica (Aarhus), 2009

47. Can Nanotechnology Be Just? On Nanotechnology and the Emerging Movement for Global Justice, in Nanoethics vol 3, August 2009

48. In Search of Green Knowledge: A Cognitive Approach to Sustainable Development, in Steven Moore, ed, Pragmatic Sustainability, Routledge, 2010

49. (with Niels Mejlgaard) Contextualizing Nanotechnology Education: Fostering a Hybrid Imagination in Aalborg, Denmark, in Science as Culture, September 2010

50. Climate Change Knowledge and Social Movement Theory, in Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, November 2010

51. Ecology and the Environmental Movement, in Astrid Schwarz and Kurt Jax, eds, Ecology Revisited: Reflecting on Concepts, Advancing Science, Springer, 2011

52. Knowledge Making in Transition: On the Changing Contexts of Science and Technology, in Alfred Nordmann, et al, eds, Science Transformed? Debating Claims of an Epochal Break, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011

53. Science and Technology in Postwar Europe, in Dan Stone, ed, The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History, Oxford University Press, 2012

54. Social Movements as Utopian Practice, in Michael Hviid Jacobsen and Keith Tester, eds, Utopia: Social Theory and the Future, Ashgate, 2012

55. Turning Engineering Green: Sustainable Development and Engineering Education, in Steen Hyldgaard Christensen, et al, eds, Engineering, Development and Philosophy: American, Chinese and European Perspectives, Springer, 2012