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Adam Standring

Örebro University

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Adam Standring is a postdoctoral researcher in the Environmental Sociology section of Örebro University. His research concerns the political sociology of expert knowledge and the relationship between science and politics from a multidisciplinary perspective. His current project looks at the understanding and construction of knowledge in the IPCC and for transformative social change and particularly the role of social scientific expertise in identifying and mitigating climate problems. He has published widely on these topics in journals such as Environmental Sociology, WIRES Climate Change and Environment & Planning C.


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Lidskog, R. , Standring, A. & White, J. M. (2022). “Environmental expertise for social transformation: Roles and responsibilities for social science.” Environmental Sociology, 1-12.

Howarth, D. , Standring, A. & Huntly, S. (2021). “Contingent, contested and constructed: a poststructuralist response to Stevens’ ontological politics of drug policy.” International journal of drug policy, 93.

Standring, A. & Lidskog, R. (2021). “(How) Does Diversity Still Matter for the IPCC? Instrumental, Substantive and Co-Productive Logics of Diversity in Global Environmental Assessments.” Climate, 9 (6).

Standring, A. (2021). “Relational expertise and the spatial (re)production of austerity: Challenges and opportunities for progressive politics.” Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 39 (3), 555-573.

Lidskog, R. , Elander, I. & Standring, A. (2020). “COVID-19, the Climate, and Transformative Change: Comparing the Social Anatomies of Crises and Their Regulatory Responses.” Sustainability, 12 (16).

Standring, A. & Davies, J. (2020). “From crisis to catastrophe: The death and viral legacies of austere neoliberalism in Europe?” Dialogues in Human Geography, 10 (2), 146-149.

Hulme, M. , Lidskog, R. , White, J. M. & Standring, A. (2020). “Social scientific knowledge in times of crisis: What climate change can learn from coronavirus (and vice versa).” Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 11 (4).

Lidskog, R. & Standring, A. (2020). “The institutional machinery of expertise: Producing facts, figures and futures in COVID-19.” Acta Sociologica, 63 (4), 443-446.

Standring, A. & Tulumello, S. (2019). “Geographies of the Knowledge Economy on the Semi-Periphery: The Contradictions of Neoliberalisation and Precarity in Portugal.” Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, 8 (10), 81-89.

Standring, A. (2018). “Depoliticizing Austerity: narratives of the Portuguese debt crisis 2011-2015.” Policy and politics (Print), 46 (1), 149-164.

Standring, A. (2017). “Evidence-based policymaking and the politics of neoliberal reason: a response to Newman.” Critical Policy Studies, 11 (2), 227-234.

Moury, C. & Standring, A. (2017).”‘Going beyond the Troika’: Power and discourse in Portuguese austerity politics.” European Journal of Political Research, 56 (3), 660-679.

Standring, A. (2012). “”An ever closer union …”– towards the “soft” convergence of European drug policies.” Drugs and alcohol today, 12 (1), 12-19.