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Mikaela Vasstrøm

Associate Professor

H2032 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

Mikaela Vasstrøm, Ph.D. is associate professor at Department of Global Development and Planning, and senior Researcher at Agder Research. She Holds a Ph.D. from Copenhagen University exploring openings and closures for citizen participation in an environmental planning process in Norway. Her research interests centers around nature and society relations in regards to understandings of sustainability, development and democracy, especially considering the role of knowledge and potential of social learning.  This also entails a more action research oriented interest of exploring how planning processes can open for democratic deliberations and social learning processes. Current research projects explore new models of regional governance related to nature-society challenges (BIOSREG).

Scientific publications

  • Normann, Roger; Vasstrøm, Mikaela; Johnsen, Hans Christian Garman (2022). Field analysis of industrial development in a peripheral region of Norway. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift. ISSN: 0029-1951. 76 (2). s 69 - 81. doi:10.1080/00291951.2022.2065356.
  • Vasstrøm, Mikaela Lise Modalen; Paaby, Kirsten (2021). Hvordan skapes rom for «omvendt deltakelse» i bærekraftig lokal samfunnsutvikling – aksjonsforskningens roller og bevegelser. Forskning og Forandring. ISSN: 2535-5279. 4 (2). s 106 - 127. doi:10.23865/fof.v4.3311.
  • Vasstrøm, Mikaela; Lysgård, Hans Kjetil (2021). What shapes Norwegian wind power policy? Analysing the constructing forces of policymaking and emerging questions of energy justice. Energy Research & Social Science. ISSN: 2214-6296. 77doi:10.1016/j.erss.2021.102089.
  • Vasstrøm, Mikaela; Normann, Roger (2019). The role of local government in rural communities: culture-based development strategies. Local Government Studies. ISSN: 0300-3930. 45 (6). s 848 - 868. doi:10.1080/03003930.2019.1590200.
  • Normann, Roger Henning; Johnsen, Hans Christian Garmann; Knudsen, Jon Paschen; Vasstrøm, Mikaela; Johnsen, Ingrid Garmann (2016). Emergence of regional leadership - a Field approach. Regional studies. ISSN: 0034-3404. 51 (2). s 273 - 284. doi:10.1080/00343404.2016.1182146.
  • Aas, Tor Helge; Jentoft, Nina; Vasstrøm, Mikaela (2016). Managing innovation of care services: An exploration of Norwegian municipalities. Cogent Business & Management. ISSN: 2331-1975. 3 (1). doi:10.1080/23311975.2016.1215762.
  • Vasstrøm, Mikaela (2016). Opening or reproducing understandings. Applied social science research in a regional knowledge system. ISBN: 978-1-4724-8782-7. Routledge. 5. s 93 - 111.
  • Vasstrøm, Mikaela (2016). Openings and Closures of the Environmental Planning Horizon: Participatory Experiences from Norway. Commons, Sustainability, Democratization Action Research and the Basic Renewal of Society. ISBN: 9781138124776. Routledge. 6.
  • Vasstrøm, Mikaela; Lysgård, Hans Kjetil (2015). Planning for Sustainability: Between Risks and Lifeworlds. Higher Education in a Sustainable Society. ISBN: 978-3-319-15918-8. Springer. 10. s 127 - 143.
  • Vasstrøm, Mikaela (2014). Rediscovering nature as commons in environmental planning: new understandings through dialogue. International Journal of the Commons. ISSN: 1875-0281. 8 (2). s 493 - 512.
  • Vasstrøm, Mikaela; Normann, Roger Henning (2014). Role transformations in collaborative r&d-projects as reciprocation between research, Practice and policy. International Journal of Action Research. ISSN: 1861-1303. 10 (2). s 184 - 212. doi:10.1688/IJAR-2014-02-Vasstrom.
  • Normann, Roger Henning; Vasstrøm, Mikaela Lise Modalen (2012). Municipalities as Governance Network Actors in Rural Communities. European Planning Studies. ISSN: 0965-4313. 20 (6). s 941 - 960. doi:10.1080/09654313.2012.673565.
  • Vasstrøm, Mikaela Lise Modalen (2023). Emerging peatland challenges and knowledge needs - findings from a Future Creating Workshop with multiple stakeholders and researchers.
  • Skjølsvold, Tomas Moe; Heidenreich, Sara Lena Brigitte; Linnerud, Kristin; Vasstrøm, Mikaela; Richter, Isabel; Skjærseth, Jon Birger; Moe, Espen; Dankel, Dorothy Jane; Suboticki, Ivana (2023). Identifying and addressing societal aspects of offshore wind power in the North Sea.
  • Vasstrøm, Mikaela (2022). Myrens verdi, samfunnsutfordringer og kunnskapsbehov.
  • Vasstrøm, Mikaela (2022). Målkonflikter i Norsk Vindkraft.
  • Vasstrøm, Mikaela (2022). Demokratisk energi og samfunnsutvikling.
  • Vasstrøm, Mikaela (2022). Energy transitions and controversies: Constructing wind power policies in Norway between energy efficiency and questions of energy justice.
  • Vasstrøm, Mikaela (2022). Potensials and conflicts of renewable energy transitions - what can we learn from Norwegian wind power development?.

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