Mikael Sandberg (political scientist)

Mikael Sandberg, "Erik Mikael Sandberg", born 8 May 1956, is a Swedish associate professor in political science at University College "(Högskolan)" of Halmstad and Jönköping International Business School.

Biography

Mikael Sandberg was Guest Professor in Political Science at Karlstad University (Sweden) in 2002, Karl Deutsch Guest Professor at the Berlin Social Science Research Center "(Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)" in 1997, and research scholar at the Institute for New Technologies, a Maastricht University-United Nations University partnership (1995-96).

Sandberg has particularly focused on evolutionary systems theory, memetics applied to political science, and dynamic models of social change, such as diffusion theory applied to studies of political and technological change. In recent years he has published studies of longitudinal change in political culture in Sweden (in Swedish).

elected Works

#“The Evolution of IT Innovations in Swedish Organizations: A Darwinian Critique of ‘Lamarckian’ Institutional Economics”, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 2007.
#Social Capital and Democratisation. Roots of Trust in Post-Communist Poland and Ukraine, with Martin Åberg, Ashgate 2003
#Green Post-Communism? Environmental aid, Polish Innovation and evolutionary political-economics, Routledge 1999


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