Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities

Publications at SVT

Kontor med mange bøker
The researchers at SVT are very prolific.
Thor Brødreskift/UiB

Main content


Becker, William; Paruolo, Paolo & Saltelli, Andrea (2021) Variable Selection in Regression Models Using Global Sensitivity Analysis. Journal of Time Series Econometrics.

Bremer, Scott; Wardekker, Arjan; Jensen, Elisabeth Schøyen & van der Sluijs, Jeroen P. (2021) Quality Assessment in Co-developing Climate Services in Norway and the Netherlands. Frontiers in Climate. Volume 3.  

Kaiser, Matthias; Goldson, Stephen; Buklijas, Tatjana; Gluckman, Peter; Allen, Kristiann; Bardsley, Anne & Lam, Mimi E. (2021) Towards Post-Pandemic Sustainable and Ethical Food Systems. Food Ethics 6, 4.

Kaiser, Matthias; Chen, Andrew Tzer-Yeu, & Gluckman, Peter (2021) Should policy makers trust composite indices? A commentary on the pitfalls of inappropriate indices for policy formation. Health Res Policy Sys 19, 40.

Ende, M.A. van den; Wardekker, J.A.; Mees, H.L.P.; Hegger, D.L.T.; Vervoort, J.M (2021) Towards a climate-resilient future together. A toolbox with participatory foresight methods, tools and examples from climate and food governance (Report) Utrecht University Repository.

Fjellanger, Ragnar (2021) Chapter 8: When Laypeople are Right and Experts are Wrong: Lessons from Love Canal, in Schummer, Joachim & Børsen, Tom (eds.) Ethics of Chemistry - From Poison Gas to Climate Engineering. World Scientific, 2021.

Froeling, Frederique; Gignac, Florence; Hoek, Gerard; Vermeulen, Roel; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark; Ficorilli, Antonella; De Marchi, Bruna; Biggeri, Annibale; Kocman, David; Robinson, Johanna Amalia; Grazuleviciene, Regina; Andrusaityte, Sandra; Righi, Valeria; Basagaña, Xavier. (2021) Narrative review of citizen science in environmental epidemiology: Setting the stage for co-created research projects in environmental epidemiology. Environment International. Volume 152.

Gluckman, Peter D., Bardsley, Anne & Kaiser, Matthias (2021) Brokerage at the science–policy interface: from conceptual framework to practical guidance. Humanit Soc Sci Commun 8, 84.

Lam, Mimi E. (2021) United by the global COVID-19 pandemic: divided by our values and viral identities. Humanit Soc Sci Commun 8, 31.

McIlroy‐Young, Browyn, Leopold, Annegaaike and Öberg, Gunilla (2021), SCIENCE, CONSENSUS, AND ENDOCRINE‐DISRUPTING CHEMICALS: RETHINKING DISAGREEMENT IN EXPERT DELIBERATIONS. Integr Environ Assess Manag, 17: 480-481.

Pisa, Lennard; (...) van der Sluijs, Jeroen, et. al. (2021) An update of the Worldwide Integrated Assessment (WIA) on systemic insecticides. Part 2: impacts on organisms and ecosystems. Environ Sci Pollut Res 28, 11749–11797

Puy, Arnald; Lo Piano, Samuele & Saltelli, Andrea (2021) Is VARS more intuitive and efficient than Sobol’ indices? Environmental Modelling & Software.

Razavi, Saman; (...) Saltelli, Andrea; (...) Puy, Arnald, et. al. (2021) The Future of Sensitivity Analysis: An essential discipline for systems modeling and policy support. Environmental Modelling & Software. Volume 137.

Strand, Roger; Kovacic, Zora; Funtowicz, Silvio (European Centre for Governance in Complexity); Benini, L., Jesus, A. (European Environment Agency - EEA). EEA Briefing no. 28/2020: Growth without economic growth.

Saltelli, Andrea and Di Fiore, Monica (2021) Is Time Ripe for an Ethic of Quantification? SSRN.

Saltelli, Andrea; Dankel, Dorothy; Di Fiore, Monica; Holland, Nina & Pigeon, Martin. (2021) Science, the Endless Frontier of Regulatory Capture. SSRN.

Vazquez, Marco, McIlroy‐Young, Bronwyn, Steel, Daniel, Giang, Amanda, Öberg, Gunilla (2021) Exploring scientists’ values by analyzing how they frame nature and uncertainty. Risk Analysis.


The MAGIC Consortium (2020): The Nexus Times. Bergen: Megaloceros Press.

This book is an attempt at providing glimpses of Nexus issues in an accessible form for a general audience. It consists of short and sometimes very short articles that originally were published on the website of a research project. The book documents four years of intensive discussions within this research project, “Moving Towards Adaptive Governance in Complexity: Informing Nexus Security” (MAGIC).

Berg, Henrik. Evidens og etikk. Hva er problemet med evidensbasert praksis i psykologi? Fagbokforlaget, 2020

Hva er psykoterapi? Forfatteren av denne boken hevder at psykoterapi er en normativ praksis. Spørsmål om «godt» og «vondt» samt «rett» og «galt» henger uløselig sammen med psykoterapiens mål, som dermed ikke kan forstås uten å integrere etisk tenkning. Hovedhensikten med boken er å bidra til en bedre forståelse av hva psykoterapi er, som vil være avgjørende for behandlere, pasienter og pårørende.

Langvatn, Silje A.; Kumm, Mattias & Sadurski, Wojciech (eds.). Public Reason and Courts. Cambridge University Press, 2020

Public Reason and Courts is an interdisciplinary study of ideas of public reason in the context of constitutional and international courts. (...) The book shows that public reason is not just an abstract theoretical concept used by political philosophers, but an idea that spurs new perspectives and normative frameworks also for legal scholars and judges. In particular, the book demonstrates the potential, and the limitations, of public reason as a source of legitimacy for courts, in a context where many courts face political backlash and crisis of trust.

Aguado, SH; Segado, IS; Vidal, MES; Pitcher, TJ & Lam, Mimi Elisabeth (2020) The quality of fisheries governance assessed using a participatory, multi-criteria framework: A case study from Murcia, Spain. Marine Policy.

Ambole, Amollo; Kaviti Musango, Josephine; Buyana, Kareem; Ogot, Madara; Anditi, Christer; Mwau, Baraka; Kovacic, Zora; Smit, Suzanne; Lwasa, Shuaib; Nsangi, Gloria; Sseviiri, Hakimu; Brent, Alan C. Mediating household energy transitions through co-design in urban Kenya, Uganda and South Africa. Energy Research & Social Science. Volume 55, pp. 208-217 (2019).

Berg, Henrik (2020) A non-modern vision: Facts and values in psychotherapy. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare. Volume 8 (3)

Berg, Henrik (2020) Virtue Ethics and Integration in Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology. Frontiers in Psychology. Volume 11

Bjørnestad, Jone Ravndal; McKay, James R.; Berg, Henrik; Moltu, Christian; Nesvåg, Sverre Martin. (2020) How often are outcomes other than change in substance use measured? A systematic review of outcome measures in contemporary randomised controlled trials. Drug and Alcohol Review. Volum 39

Aanesen, Sofia M.; Notøy, Runa R. G.; Berg, Henrik. (2020) The Re-shaping of Bodies: A Discourse Analysis of Feminine Athleticism. Frontiers in Psychology. Volume 11

Boulanger, Paul-Marie & Saltelli, Andrea (2020) Pandemic Luhmann

Bremer, Scott; Johnson, Eleanor; Fløttum, Kjersti; Kverndokk, Kyrre; Wardekker, Arjan & Krauß, Werner (2020) Portrait of a climate city: How climate change is emerging as a risk in Bergen, Norway. Climate Risk Management. Volume 29

De Marchi, Bruna (2020) "Societal Vulnerability and Resilience in the COVID-19 Crisis." Culture e Studi del Sociale, 5(1), Special issue, 163-174.

DellaValle, Nives & Sareen, Siddharth (2020) Nudging and boosting for equity? Towards a behavioural economics of energy justice. Energy Research & Social Science. Volume 68.

Fjelland, Ragnar (2020) Why general artificial intelligence will not be realized. Humanit Soc Sci Commun 7, 10 .

Funtowicz, Silvio (2020) From risk calculations to narratives of danger. Climate Risk Management. Volume 27

Funtowicz, Silvio & Giampietro, Mario. (2020) From elite folk science to the policy legend of the circular economy. Environmental Science & Policy. Volume 109, 64-72.

Harder, Robin; Wielemaker, Rosanne; Molander, Sverker & Öberg, Gunilla (2020) Reframing human excreta management as part of food and farming systems. Water Research, Volume 175.

Hesjedal, Maria Bårdsen; Åm, Heidrun; Sørensen, Knut Holtan; Strand, Roger (2020) Transforming Scientists’ Understanding of Science–Society Relations. Stimulating Double‑Loop Learning when Teaching RRI. Science and Engineering Ethics. Volume 26, 1633-1653

Jacob, Merle & Kearney, Mary-Louise (2020) Chapter 2 Higher Education and Research Policies. The Current Global Agenda and Implications for International Cooperation, in Building Higher Education Cooperation with the EU. Brill | Sense. 15-34

Kuc‑Czarnecka, Marta; Lo Piano, Samuele & Saltelli, Andrea (2020) Quantitative Storytelling in the Making of a Composite Indicator. Social Indicators Research. Volume 149, 775-802

Kaviti Musango, Josephine; Currie, Paul; Smit, Susanne; Kovacic, Zora. Urban metabolism of the informal city: Probing and measuring the ‘unmeasurable’ to monitor Sustainable Development Goal 11 indicators. Ecological Indicators. Volume:119 (2020)

Krauß, Werner & Bremer, Scott (2020). The role of place-based narratives of change in climate risk governance. Climate Risk Management. Volume 28

Lemos, Maria Carmen; Klenk, Nicole; Kirchhoff, Christine J.; Morrison, Tiffany; Bremer, Scott; Fischer, Alexandra Paige; Soares, Marta Bruno; Torres, Roger Rodrigues; Olwoch, Jane Mukarugwiza (2020) Grand Challenges for Climate Risk Management. Frontiers in Climate. Volume 2.

Lo Piano, Samuele; Feretti, Federico; Puy, Arnald; Albrecth, Daniel & Saltelli, Andrea. Variance-based sensitivity analysis: The quest for better estimators and designs between explorativity and economy. Reliability Engineering & System Safety, Volume 206, 2021 (artikkelen var tilgjengelig på nett fra 5. november 2020).

Marcos-Valls, Alejandro; Kovacic, Zora; Giampietro, Mario; Kallis, Giorgos; Rieradevall, Joan (2020) Isolated yet open: A metabolic analysis of Menorca. Science of the Total Environment 2020. Volum 738, 1-15

Midtgarden, Torjus (2020) 'Peirce’s Classification of the Sciences.' Knowledge Organization. 47(3): 267-278

Midtgarden, Torjus. (2020) 'A Wide View of Democracy and An Inclusive Conception of The Social,' European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy [Online], XII-1 |

Marschütz, Benedict; Bremer, Scott; Runhaar, Hens; Hegger, Dries; Mees, Heleen; Vervoort, Joost & Wardekker, Arjan. (2020) Local narratives of change as an entry point for building urban climate resilience. Climate Risk Management. Volume 28.

Nikulkina, Inga V.; Gordyachkova, Olga V.; Sukneva, Svetlana A.; Romanova, Elena V.; Gherardi, Jeanne; Wardekker, Arjan; Antonova, Marina E. Resilience of arctic communities: Socio-economic aspect. International Journal of Criminology and Sociology. Volum 9, pp. 3066-3081

Puy, Arnald; Lo Piano, Samuele & Saltelli, Andrea (2020) Current Models Underestimate Future Irrigated Areas. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 47 (8)

Puy, Arnald; Lo Piano, Samuele & Saltelli, Andrea (2020) A sensitivity analysis of the PAWN sensitivity index. Environmental Modelling & Software. Volume 127.

Reinert, Erik S. (2020) The inequalities that could not happen: what the Cold War did to economics. real-world economics review. Issue 92, 186-206.

Reinert, Erik S. (2020) Industrial policy: A long-term perspective and overview of theoretical arguments. Working Paper WP 2020-04, UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.

Rieder, Gernot; Völker, Thomas (2020) Datafictions: Or how measurements and predictive analytics rule imagined future worlds. JCOM - Journal of Science Communication. Volume 19 (1)

Saltelli, Andrea (2020) Ethics of quantification or quantification of ethics? Futures: The journal of policy, planning and futures studies. Volume 116

Saltelli, Andrea & Di Fiore, Monica (2020) From sociology of quantification to ethics of quantification. Humanit Soc Sci Commun 7, 69

Saltelli, Andrea & Boulanger, Paul-Marie (2020) Technoscience, policy and the new media. Nexus or vortex? Futures: The journal of policy, planning and futures studies. Volume 115

Saltelli, Andrea; Puy, Arnald et. al. (2020) The Future of Sensitivity Analysis: An Essential Discipline for Systems Modeling and Policy Support. Environmental Modelling & Software.

Saltelli A, Benini L, Funtowicz S, Giampietro M, Kaiser M, Reinert E, van der Sluijs JP (2020) The technique is never neutral. How methodological choices condition the generation of narratives for sustainability. Environmental Science & Policy, 106, 87-98

Sareen, Siddhart (2020). Social and technical differentiation in smart meter rollout: embedded scalar biases in automating Norwegian and Portuguese energy infrastructure. Humanit Soc Sci Commun 7, 25.

Sareen, Siddharth; Saltelli, Andrea & Rommetveit, Kjetil. (2020) Ethics of quantification: illumination, obfuscation and performative legitimation. Palgrave Commun 6, 20.

Serafimova, Silviya (ed). Dimensions of Intra- and Intergenerational Justice in the Debates about Sustainability. Avangard Prima, 2020. SVTerne Gunnar Skirbekk, Ragnar Fjelland and Andrea Saltelli har bidratt til denne boken.

Skirbekk, Gunnar (2020) TIDSDIAGNOSE. Kunnskapsrelaterte utfordringar i kriseramma moderne samfunn. SVT Press.

Thomas, Duncan A.; Nedeva, Maria; Tirado, Mayra M. & Jacob, Merle (2020) Changing research on research evaluation: A critical literature review to revisit the agenda. Research Evaluation, Volume 29 (3), 275–288

Van Beek, Lisette; Metze, Tamara; Kunseler, Eva; Huitzing, Hiddo; de Blois, Filip; Wardekker, Arjan (2020) Environmental visualizations: Framing and reframing between science, policy and society. Environmental Science & Policy. Volume 114, 497-505.

Van der Sluijs, Jeroen P. (2020) Insect decline, an emerging global environmental risk. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability.

Völker, Thomas; Kovacic, Zora & Strand, Roger (2020). Indicator development as a site of collective imagination? The case of European Commission policies on the circular economy. Culture and Organization, 26:2, 103-120.

Völker, Thomas (2020) Re-distributing Responsibility in Transdisciplinary Knowledge Production and Circulation, in Delicado A., Crettaz Von Roten F., Prpić K. (eds) Communicating Science and Technology in Society. Springer, Cham, 39-75.

Waltner-Toews, David; Biggeri, Annibale; De Marchi, Bruna; Funtowicz, Silvio; Giampietro, Mario; O’Connor, Martin; Ravetz, Jerome; Saltelli, Andrea; van der Sluijs, Jeroen P. (2020) Pandemie post-normali. Perché CoViD-19 richiede un nuovo approccio alla scienza. Recenti Progressi in Medicina. Volume 111(4), 202-204

Wardekker, Arjan; Wilk, Bettina; Brown, Valerie; Uittenbroek, Caroline; Mees, Heleen; Driessen, Peter; Wassen, Martin; Molenaar, Arnoud; Walda, Jim; Runhaar, Hens (2020). A diagnostic tool for supporting policymaking on urban resilienceCities. Volume 101.

Wildschut, Diana & Zijp, Harmen (2020). The discoveries of citizens running around. Climate Risk Management. Volume 28

Öberg, Gunilla; S. Metson, Geneviève; Kuwayama, Yusuke & Conrad, Steven (2020) Conventional Sewer Systems are too Time-Consuming, Costly and Inflexible to meet the Challenges of the 21st Century. Sustainability. Volume 12 (16)


Kovacic, Z., Strand, R., & Völker, T. The Circular Economy in Europe. Critical Perspectives on Policies and Imaginaries, Routledge, 2019

The Circular Economy in Europe presents an overview and a critical discussion on how circularity is conceived, imagined, and enacted in current EU policy-making. In 2013, the idea of a circular economy entered the stage of European policy-making in the efforts to reconcile environmental and economic policy objectives. In 2019 the European Commission declared in a press release that the Circular Economy Action Plan has been delivered. The level of circularity in the European economy, however, has remained the same.

Ambole, Amollo; Kaviti Musango, Josephine; Buyana, Kareem; Ogot, Madara; Anditi, Christer; Mwau, Baraka; Kovacic, Zora; Smit, Suzanne; Lwasa, Shuaib; Nsangi, Gloria; Sseviiri, Hakimu; Brent, Alan C. (2019) Mediating household energy transitions through co-design in urban Kenya, Uganda and South Africa. Energy Research & Social Science. Volume 55, pp. 208-217

Bremer, Scott; Schneider, Paul, and Glavovic, Bruce. Climate Change and Amplified Representations of Natural Hazards in Institutional Cultures. Oxford Research Encyclopedia, Natural Hazard Science. Oxford University Press USA, 2019.

Bremer, Scott; Wardekker, Arjan; Dessai, Suraje; Sobolowski, Stefan; Slaattelid, Rasmus & van der Sluijs, Jeroen (2019) Toward a multi-faceted conception of co-production of climate services, Climate Services, Volume 13, 42-50

Bremer, Scott; Haque, Mohammad Mahfujul; BinAziz, Saifullah; Kvamme, S. ‘My new routine’: Assessing the impact of citizen science on climate adaptation in Bangladesh, Environmental Science & Policy, Volume 94, April 2019, Pages 245-257

De Marchi, Bruna; Funtowicz, Silvio Oscar (2019) Tutti dalla parte di Greta? Epidemiologia & Prevenzione. Volum 43, 202-203

Fetcher, Ned; Lam, Mimi Elizabeth; Cid, Carmen R; Mourad, Teresa (2019) Contingent faculty in ecology and STEM: an uneven landscape of challenges for higher education. Ecosphere. Volumw 10 (12), 1-16

Giampietro, Mario & Kovacic, Zora (2019) Facing the tragedy of change in the semiotic process: The role of science. International Journal of Sustainable Development. Volume 22 (1-2), 88-109

Hjellbrekke, J., Ingierd, H., & Kaiser, M., Diskutabel forsknigspraksis:holdninger og handlinger. Universitetet i Bergen, De nasjonale forskningsetiske komiteene, Høgskulen på Vestlandet;  ISBN: 978-82-7682-092-8; ISBN digital utgave: 978-82-7682-091-1

Ilgen, S., Sengers, F., Wardekker, Arjan., City-To-City Learning for Urban Resilience: The Case of Water Squares in Rotterdam and Mexico City. Water 2019, 11(5): 983

J.Cadillo-Benalcazar, Juan; Giampietro, M., Bukkens, S. G.F. & Strand, Roger (2019) Multi-scale integrated evaluation of the sustainability of large-scale use of alternative feeds in salmon aquaculture, Journal of Cleaner Production.

Johnson, D. S., A. Lalancette, Lam, Mimi Elisabeth; M. Leite and S. K. Pálsson (2019) The Value of Values for Understanding Transdisciplinary Approaches to Small-scale Fisheries, pp. 35-54 in MARE Publication Series, Vol. 21, R. Chuenpagdee and S. Jentoft (eds): Transdisciplinarity for Small-Scale Fisheries Governance: Analysis and Practice. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland.

Karlsen, Jan Reinert. Thoughts in Progress: Field Notes from Norway (2019) i Thought Work. Thinking, Action, and the Fate of the World. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 103-105

Kovacic, Z., L. J. Di Felice (2019) Complexity, uncertainty and ambiguity: Implications for European Union energy governance, Energy Research & Social Science, Volume 53, 159-169

Kovacic, Zora; Kaviti Musango, Josephine; Ambole, Lorraine Amollo; Buyana, Kareem; Smit, Suzanne; Anditi, Christer; Mwau, Baraka; Ogot, Madara; Lwasa, Shuaib; Brent, Alan C.; Nsangi, Gloria & Sseviiri,Hakimu (2019) Interrogating differences: A comparative analysis of Africa’s informal settlements. World Development. Volume 122, 614-627

Lam, Mimi Elisabeth; TJ. Pitcher, S. Surma, J. Scott, M. Kaiser et. al (2019) Value- and ecosystem-based management approach: the Pacific herring fishery conflict, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 617-618:341-364.

Lam, Mimi Elisabeth (2019) Seafood Ethics: Reconciling Human Well-being with Fish Welfare, 177-197 in B. Fischer (ed): The Routledge Handbook of Animal Ethics: Routledge, NY.

Lo Piano, Samuele; Saltelli, Andrea & van der Sluijs, Jeroen P. (2019) Silver as a Constraint for a Large-Scale Development of Solar Photovoltaics? Scenario-Making to the Year 2050 Supported by Expert Engagement and Global Sensitivity Analysis. Frontiers in Energy Research. Volume 7

Mejlgaard, Niels; Christensen, Malene Vinther; Strand, Roger et al. (2019) Teaching Responsible Research and Innovation: A Phronetic Perspective. Sci Eng Ethics. 25, 597–615.

Midtgarden, Torjus (2019) Peirce’s classification of the sciences, Encyclopedia of Knowledge Organization ISKO.

Midtgarden Torjus (2019) Dewey’s Conceptualization of the Public as Polity Contextualized: The Struggle for Democratic Control over Natural Resources and Technology, Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (1):104-131 

Midtgarden, Torjus (2019) Peirce’s Concept of Scientific Intelligence: Its Kantian Background and Relevance, i Acta Philosophica Fennica vol. 95: Limits of Pragmatism and Challenges of Theodicy: Essays in Honour of Sami Pihlström. Helsinki: The Philosophical Society of Finland.

A. Mason-Renton, Sarah; Vazquez, Marco; Robinson, Connor & Öberg, Gunilla (2019) Science for policy: A case-study of scientific polarization, values, and the framing of risk and uncertainty. Risk Analysis 39 (6)

Moedas, C., Vernos, I., Kuster, S., Nowotny,H., Saltelli, Andrea et. al. Views from a continent in flux, Nature, 2019

Reinert, Erik S. (2019) (edited by Rainer Kattel) The Visionary Realism of German Economics: From the Thirty Years' War to the Cold War. Anthem Press

Rommetveit, Kjetil; Van Dijk, N. & Gunnarsdóttir, K. Minerva Make Way for the Robots! Human- and Machine-Centricity in Constituting a European Public–Private Partnership, Minerva, Volume 57 / 2019

Rommetveit, Kjetil; van Dijk, N.; Gunnarsdóttir, O’Riordan, K.; Gutwirth, S.; Strand, Roger & Wynne, Brian (2019) Working Responsibly Across Boundaries? Some Practical and Theoretical Lessons in International Handbook on Responsible Innovation. A Global Resource, Schomberg and Hankins (eds.). Edward Elgar publishing

Saltelli, Andrea. A short comment on statistical versus mathematical modelling, Nature Communications, volume 10, Article number: 3870, 2019

Sareen, Siddharth and Lord, Emma Jane (2019) "Mahua for Jharkhand’s Ho? An accountability analysis of minor forest product governance" in India’s Scheduled Areas. Untangling Governance, Law and Politics, Varsha Bhagat-Ganguly, Sujit Kumar (eds.), 2019, Routledge

Sareen, Siddharth. Engaging Rural Indian Interventions: Constructing LocalGovernance Through Resource Access and Authority in Changing Contexts, Shifting Roles, and the Recasting of the Roleof the Indian State. New Perspectives on DevelopmentDynamics, Anthony P. D’Costa and Achin Chakraborty (eds.), 2019: 191-207

Sareen, Siddharth & Rommetveit, Kjetil (2019) Smart gridlock? Challenging hegemonic framings of mitigation solutions and scalability. Environmental Research Letters. Volume 14(7)

Saltelli, Andrea; K. Aleksankina, W. Becker et. al (2019) Why so many published sensitivity analyses are false: a systematic review of sensitivity analysis practices, Environmental Modelling and Software, Volume 114, 29-39

Skirbekk, Gunnar. Epistemic Challenges in a Modern World. From "fake news" and "post truth" to underlying epistemic challenges in science-based risk-societies, Lit Verlag. ISBN 978-3-643-91171-1, 2019

Smit, Suzanne; Kaviti Musango, Josephine; Kovacic, Zora; Brent, Alan C. (2019) Towards measuring the informal city: a societal metabolism approach. Journal of Industrial Ecology. Volume 23, 674-685

Surma, Szymon; Pitcher, Tony J.; Kumar, Rajeev; Varkey, Divya; Pakhomov, Evgeny A; Lam, Mimi Elizabeth (2019) Herring supports Northeast Pacific predators and fisheries: Insights from ecosystem modelling and management strategy evaluation. PLOS ONE. Volume 13 (7)

Thomas, Duncan A.; Nedeva, Maria; Tirado, Mayra M. & Jacob, Merle (2020) Changing research on research evaluation: A critical literature review to revisit the agenda. Research Evaluation. Volume 29, Issue 3. 275–288

Voelker, Thomas; K. Blackstock, Kovacic, Zora; J. Sindt, Strand, Roger; K. Wayle (2019) The role of metrics in the governance of the water-energy-food nexus within the European Commission, Journal of Rural Studies.

Wardekker, Arjan; Lorenz, Susanne (2019) The visual framing of climate change impacts and adaptation in the IPCC assessment reports. Climatic Change. Volume 156 (1-2), 273-292

Öberg, Gunilla & Leopold, Annegaaike (2019)  On the role of review papers in the face of escalating publication rates – a case study of research on contaminants of emerging concern (CECs). Environment International. Volume 131

Öberg, Gunilla & Campbell, Alice (2019) Navigating the divide between scientific practice and science studies to support undergraduate teaching of epistemic knowledge. International Journal of Science Education 41(2), 230-247


Allen, Timothy F.H; Austin, Preston; Giampietro, Mario; Kovacic, Zora; Ramly, Edmond; Tainter, Joseph (2018) Mapping degrees of complexity, complicatedness, and emergent complexity. Volume 35, 39-44.

Basher, A., M. A Stiller-Reeve, A. K. M. Saiful Islam, Bremer, S.. (2018) Assessing climatic trends of extreme rainfall indices over northeast Bangladesh, Theoretical and Applied Climatology. Volume 134, Issue 1–2, 441–452

Bidone, Francisco & Kovacic, Zora (2018) From nationalism to global climate change: analysis of the historical evolution of environmental governance in the Brazilian Amazon. International Forestry Review. Volume 20 (4), 420-435

Bodde, Maartje; van der Wel, Karin; Driessen, Peter; Wardekker, Arjan & Runhaar, Hens (2018) Strategies for dealing with uncertainties in Strategic Environmental Assessment: An analytical framework illustrated with case studies from the NetherlandsSustainability. Volume 10 (7), 2463.

Bremer, S.; M. Stiller-Reeve, A. Blanchard, N. Mamnun, Z. Naznin, M. Kaiser (2018) Co-producing “Post-normal” Climate Knowledge with Communities in Northeast BangladeshAmerican Meteorological Society. 10(2), 259-268.

Cabello, Violeta; Kovacic, Zora & van Cauwenbergh, Nora (2018). Unravelling narratives of water management: Reflections on epistemic uncertainty in the first cycle of implementation of the Water Framework Directive in Southern Spain. Environmental Science and Policy. Volume 85, 19-27.

Forsberg, E.M., Anthun, F.O., Bailey, S., Birchley, G., Bout, H., Casonato, C., Fuster, G.G., Heinrichs, B., Horbach, S., Jacobsen, I.S., Janssen, J., Kaiser, M., Lerouge, I., van der Meulen, B., de Rijcke, S., Saretzki, T., Sutrop, M., Tazewell, M., Varantola, K., Vie, K.J., Zwart, H., Zöller, M.. (2018), “Working with Research Integrity—Guidance for Research Performing Organisations: The Bonn PRINTEGER Statement”, Science and Engineering Ethics, 24 (4), 1023-1034.

Hjellbrekke, J., Drivdal, L., Ingierd, H., Rekdal, O.B., Skramstad, H., Torp, I.S., & Kaiser, M. (2018). Etikk og integritet i forskning – resultater fra en landsomfattende undersøkelse. Universitetet i Bergen, De nasjonale forskningsewtiske komiteene, Høgskulen på Vestlandet;  ISBN: 978-82-7682-080-5; ISBN digital utgave: 978-82-7682-081-2.

Kaiser, M. (2018), “Vitenskapelig kunnskap vokser frem”, in: Utvalgte filosofiske emner til EXPHIL, Ståle Gundersen, Tarjei Mandt Larsen & Cato Wittusen (eds.), Universitetsforlaget, Oslo. ISBN: 978-82-15-03125-5.

Kaiser, M. (2018), “Wider der Doppelmoral: ‘Lilyhammer’ – ein Spiegelbild Norwegens?”, in: Ethik in Serie. Eine Festschrift zu Ehren von Uta Müller; Cordula Brand & Simon Meisch (eds.), Tübingen Library Publishing, Tübingen; pp 133-143. ISBN: 978-3-946552-21-5; ISBN (pdf): 978-3-946552-20-8.

Kiravu, Cheddi; Diaz-Maurin, François; Giampietro, Mario; Brent, Alan C.; Bukkens, Sandra GF; Chiguvare, Zivayi; Gasennelwe-Jeffrey, Mandu A.; Gope, Gideon; Kovacic, Zora; Magole, Lapologang; Musango, Josephine Kaviti; Ruiz-Rivas Hernando, Ulpiano; Smit, Suzanne; Vázquez Barquero, Antonio & Yunta Mezquita, Felipe (2018). Proposing a Master’s Programme on Participatory Integrated Assessment of Energy Systems to Promote Energy Access and Energy Efficiency in Southern Africa. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 19 (3): 622-641.

Kovacic, Zora (2018) Conceptualizing Numbers at the Science–Policy Interface. Science, Technology, & Human Values. 43(6), 1039-1065

Kovacic, Zora (2018) Governing informality through representation: Examples from slum policies in Brazil and South Africa. Cities.

Lord, Emma Jane (2018). Displacement, Power and REDD+: A Forest History of Carbonized Exclusion. In Global Forest Governance and Climate Change (pp. 115-143). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Lord, E. J., Displacement, Power and REDD+: A Forest History of Carbonized Exclusion, in Global Forest Governance and Climate Change in Nuesiri, Emmanuel (Ed.), Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.2018: 115-143

Maxim L & van der Sluijs JP (2018) Quality of epidemiological studies: Procedural rules for uncertain science for policy. Environmental Science & Policy 84: 80–87.

Midtgarden, Torjus (2018) Categorical Analysis in Pragmatism: Specialization in Science and the Role of Philosophy, i Mereologies, Ontologies, and Facets. The Categorial Structure of Reality. Lexington Books, 107-133

Midtgarden, Torjus (2018) Pragmatism, i Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory. Springer Nature.

Metson, Genevieve S.; Powers, Steve M.; Hale, Rebecca L.; Sayles, Jesse S.; Öberg, Gunilla; MacDonald, Graham K. et al. (2018) Socio-environmental consideration of phosphorus flows in the urban sanitation chain of contrasting cities. Regional environmental change, Volume 8 (1) 387–1401

Raman, S., P. Hobson-West, Lam, Mimi Elisabeth and K. Millar (2018) Science Matters and the Public Interest: The Role of Minority Engagement, pp, 230-250 in: B Nerlich, S Hartley, S Raman, A Smith (eds), Science and the Politics of Openness: Here Be Monsters. Manchester University Press: Manchester, UK.

Rommetveit, Kjetil; Tanas, Alessia & van Dijk, Niels (2018) Data Protection by Design: Promises and Perils in Crossing the Rubicon Between Law and Engineering. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. Volume 526, 25-37

Saltelli, Andrea (2018) Why science’s crisis should not become a political battling ground. Futures: The journal of policy, planning and futures studies. Volume 104, 85-90

Sareen, S., Baillie, D. and Kleinwächter, J. (2018) Transitions to future energy systems: Learning from a community test field. Sustainability, 10(12), 4513.

Silvast, Antti; Williams, Robin; Hyysalo, Sampsa; Rommetveit, Kjetil & Raab, Charles (2018) Who 'uses' smart grids? The evolving nature of user representations in layered infrastructures. Sustainability. Volume 10 (10), 1-21

Sivertsen, Sveinung Sundfør; Halstead, Jill; Slaattelid, Rasmus Tore  (2018) Moral Tuning: A cross-disciplinary study of musical metaphors in Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments, and what they tell us about individual moral autonomy. Metaphilosophy. Volume 49(4), 435-458

Skirbekk, Gunnar (2018) Language history and the power of symbols, i Acta Academiae Regiae Gustavi Adolphi, 141-154

Skirbekk, Gunnar (2018) Processes of Modernization. Scandinavian Experiences. Transcultural Studies. Volume 14, 133-149

Skirbekk, Gunnar (2018) Three Lectures. Argumentative Reason. Freedom of Expression. Scandinavian Modernization. Bergen: SVT Press.

van Dijk, N; Tanas, Alessia; Rommetveit, Kjetil & Raab, Charles (2018) Right engineering - The redesign of privacy and personal data protection. International review of law computers & technology. Volume 32 (2-3), 230-256

Wardekker, Arjan (2018) Resilience principles as a tool for exploring options for urban resilience. Solutions. Volume 9 (1).

Öberg, Gunilla & Mason-Renton, Sarah A. (2018) On the limitation of evidence-based policy: Regulatory narratives and land application of biosolids/sewage sludge in BC, Canada and Sweden. Environmental Science & Policy. Volume 84, 88-96

Books published in 2016/17

Cancer Biomarkers: Ethics, Economics and Society

Editors: Anne Blanchard and Roger Strand

Cancer care is undergoing a shift from a ‘one-size-fits all’ approach to more personalised medicine. One way of personalising cancer treatments is through biomarkers: molecules or biochemical changes found in the patient’s tissues and body fluids.

This book reflects upon the promise of cancer biomarkers and asks questions such as: How may the complexity of cancer biology impede the robustness of biomarkers in the clinic? How should one draw the line between the various sub-groups of patients for personalised treatment? How can one evaluate the cost-effectiveness and fairness of personalised cancer treatments? By bringing together authors from the fields of science and technology studies, medical ethics and philosophy, health economics and oncology, the book aims to give a critical yet accessible overview of some of the key social, ethical and economic issues that surround cancer biomarkers.

“The book should be required reading for oncologists, medical students, graduate students and especially for those who make policy decisions regarding the use and reimbursement of cancer biomarkers.” – Bruce Zetter, Charles Nowiszewski Professor of Cancer Biology in the Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Technoscience and Citizenship: Ethics and Governance in the Digital Society 

Editor: Ana Delgado

This book provides insights on how emerging technosciences come together with new forms of governance and ethical questioning.
Combining science and technologies and ethics approaches, it looks at the emergence of three key technoscientific domains - body enhancement technologies, biometrics and technologies for the production of space -exploring how human bodies and minds, the movement of citizens and space become matters of technoscientific governance. The emergence of new and digital technologies pose new challenges for representative democracy and existing forms of citizenship. As citizens encounter and have to adapt to technological change in their everyday life, new forms of conviviality and contestation emerge.

This book is a key reference for scholars interested in the governance of emerging technosciences in the fields of science and technology studies and ethics. The collection of articles in this book aim at introducing master students in the fields of STS and ethics to a number of technologies and technological concerns of today’s digital social realities

Krise og medansvar.Politiske småskrifter. Oslo:Res Publica

Editor: Gunnar Skirbekk

Kriser vil komme, igjen og igjen. Ikkje av eitt slag, ikkje langs éin dimensjon, men ved eit uoversiktleg samspel av mange faktorar. Ein kan bli skremd av mindre.

Som statsborgar i velorganiserte demokratiske rettsstatar kan vi velje og bli valde, demonstrere og organisere oss, delta i debatten og halde oss oppdaterte på det som skjer og på det som kan gjerast. Som statsborgar i kriseramma moderne demokrati har vi makt, kvar på sitt vis, og dermed også medansvar.

Dette er bakteppet for denne boka, Krise og medansvar, ei samling politiske skrifter i skjæringspunktet mellom aktuelle utfordringar og filosofisk refleksjon. Tolv tekstar med fokus på politikk og ekspertise, religion og modernitet, kultur og identitet, filosofi og øko-etikk.

The Rightful Place of Science: Science on the Verge. Tempe, AZ: Consortium for Science, Policy & outcomes

Editors: Saltelli, A., Benessia, A., Funtowicz, S., Giampietro, M., Pereira, A.G., Ravetz, J., Strand, R., van der Sluijs, J. P., and Sarewitz, D

A crisis looms over the scientific enterprise. Not a day passes without news of retractions, failed replications, fraudulent peer reviews, or misinformed science-based policies. The social implications are enormous, yet this crisis has remained largely uncharted until now.

In Science on the Verge, luminaries in the field of post-normal science and scientific governance focus attention on worrying fault-lines in the use of science for
policy-making, and the dramatic crisis within science itself. This provocative new volume in The Rightful Place of Science also explores the concepts that need to be unlearned, and the skills that must be relearned and enhanced, if we are to restore the legitimacy and integrity of science.

Images of Knowledge: The Epistemic Lives of Pictures and Visualisations. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Publishing.

Editors: Vaage, N. S., Slaattelid, R. T., Haagensen, T.K., Smith, S. L

The authors consider the relationship between knowledge and image, though multi-faceted, to be one of reciprocal dependence. But how do images carry and convey knowledge? The ambiguities of images means that interpretations do not necessarily follow the intention of the image producers. Through an array of different cases, the chapters critically reflect upon how images are mobilised and used in different knowledge practices, within certain knowledge traditions, in different historical periods. They question what we take for granted, what seems evident, what goes without saying. This approach spans across established categories such as «scientific imaging», «religious images» and «artworks», and considers how images may contribute meaning across such categories

Publications 2016


Berg, H., Antonsen, P. & Binder, P.E. (2016). Sediments and vistas in the relational matrix of the unfolding “I”: A qualitative study of therapists’ experiences with self-disclosure in psychotherapy.  Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 26(3), 248 –258.

Berg, H., Antonsen, P & Binder, P.E. (2016). Sincerely speaking: Why do psychotherapists self-disclose in therapy - A qualitative hermeneutic phenomenological study.  Nordic Psychology, doi: 10.1080/19012276.2016.1198272

Blanchard, A. (2016). Mapping ethical and social aspects of cancer biomarkers. New Biotechnology, 33(6), 763-772.

Blanchard, A. (2016). Mouse models: some reflections from the lab. In A. Olsson, S. Araujo & F. Vieira (Eds.), Food Futures: Ethics, Science and Culture (pp. 505-510). The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers.

Bremer, S., Haque, M. M., Haugen, A. S. & Kaiser, C.W.M. (2016). Inclusive governance of aquaculture value-chains: Co-producing sustainability standards for Bangladeshi shrimp and prawns. Ocean and Coastal Management, 131, 13-24. 

Bremer, S. & Kaiser, M. (2016). Sustainable aquaculture governance: challenges to participatory standard setting. In A. Olsson, S. Araujo & F. Vieira (Eds.), Food Futures: Ethics, Science and Culture (pp. 133-138), Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen.

Delgado, A. (2016). Assembling desires: Synthetic biology and the wish to act at a distant time. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 34(5), 914-934.

Delgado, A. & Callén, B. (2016). Do it yourself biology and electronic waste hacking: A politics of demonstration in precarious times. Public Understanding of Science. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0963662516647348

van Dijk, N., Gellert, R., & Rommetveit, K. (2016). A risk to a right? Beyond data protection risk assessments. Computer Law and Security Report, 32(2), 286-306.

Ferrettia, F., Saltelli, A. & Tarantolac, S. (2016). Trends in sensitivity analysis practice in the last decade. Science of The Total Environment, 568, 666–670.

Fjelland, R. (2016). When laypeople are right and experts are wrong: lessons from love canal, HYLE – International Journal for Philosophy of Chemistry, 22, 105-125.

Galli, A., Giampietro, M., Goldfinger, S., Lazarus, E., Lin, D., Saltelli, A., Wackernagel, M. & Müller, F. (2016). Questioning the ecological footprint. Ecological Indicators, 69, 224–232.

Gianicolo, E.A.L., Mangia, C., Cervino, M., Bruni, A., De Marchi, B., Biggeri, A., Porcu, R., & Vigotti, M. (2016). Studio ecologico sulla mortalità  dei residenti a Manfredonia dal 1970 al 2013 (Ecological study on the mortality of residents in Manfredonia 1970-2013). Epidemiologia e Prevenzione, 40(5), 281-289.

Kaiser, M. (2016). Method in practical ethics: a call for a paradigm change. In A. Olsson, S. Araujo & F. Vieira (Eds.), Food Futures: Ethics, Science and Culture (pp. 142-147). The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers.

Kaiser, M., & Algers, A. (2016). Food ethics: A wide field in need of dialogue. Food Ethics, 1(1), 1-17. 

Midtgarden, T. (2016). Rawls, Dewey, and Constructivism: On the Epistemology of Justice by Eric Thomas Weber (review). Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, 52(3), 476-480.

Nilsen, H. (2016). Organic food production in Norway: what is it good for? In A. Olsson, S. Araujo & F. Vieira (Eds.), Food Futures: Ethics, Science and Culture (pp. 435-439). The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers.

Reinert, E., Endresen, S., Ianos, I. & Saltelli, A. (2016). Epilogue: The Future of Economic Development between Utopias and Dystopias. In E. S. Reinert, J. Ghosh, & R. Kattel (Eds.), Handbook Of Alternative Theories Of Economic Development  .Elgar Publishing.

Skirekk, G. (2016). On the advantages and disadvantages of transcendental pragmatics for life. A historical perspective on the late Frankfurt School (Apel, Habermas, Wellmer). In Mikalsen et al. (eds.): Modernity - Unity and Diversity? (pp 335-354). Oslo: Novus Press.

van der Sluijs, J. &Vaage, N. (2016). Pollinators and global food security: The need for holistic global stewardship. Food Ethics, 1, 75-91. DOI: 10.1007/s41055-016-0003-z

Stige, B. & Strand, R. (2016). Philosophical Inquiries. In Barbara L. Wheeler & Kathleen M. Murphy, Music Therapy Research: Third Edition (1266-1291). Barcelona Publishers.

Strand, R., Saltelli, A., Giampietro, M., Rommetveit, K. & Funtowicz, S. (2016) New narratives for innovation. Journal of Cleaner Production 2016, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.10.194.

Tvedt, M. W., Eijsink, V., Steen, I. H., Strand, R. & Rosendal, G. K. (2016). The missing link in ABS: The relationship between resource and product. Environmental Policy and Law, 46(3/4), 227.

Vaage, N. S. (2016). What Ethics for Bioart? Nano Ethics, 10(1), (87-104). doi:10.1007/s11569-016-0253-6

Vaage, N. S. (2016). Fringe Biotechnology. Biosocieties. doi: 10.1057/s41292-016-0033-0

Vaage, N. S. (2016). Art and design visions of future foods: de-extinction and in virto meat. In A. Olsson, S. Araujo & F. Vieira (Eds.), Food Futures: Ethics, Science and Culture (pp. 259-265). The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers.

Wardekker, J.A., Wildschut, D., Stemberger, S., & Sluijs, J.P. (2016). Screening regional management options for their impact on climate resilience: an approach and case study in the Venen-Vechtstreek wetlands in the Netherlands. Springer Plus, 5(750), 1-17.



Serafimova, Silviya (ed). Dimensions of Intra- and Intergenerational Justice in the Debates about Sustainability