Forestry and the environment

Tensions in a transforming modernity


  • Rolf Lidskog Örebro University
  • Erik Löfmarck Örebro University
  • Ylva Uggla Örebro University



ecological modernization, second modernity, Swedish forestry


Sweden is often described as an environmental forerunner and one of the most ecologically modernized countries in the world, one where social welfare, economic growth and environmental protection mutually support each other. Examining the case of Swedish forestry, we discuss a number of tensions in this sector that mirror some general tensions in Swedish society and explore how these tensions can be understood as part of a transforming modernity.



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Lidskog, Rolf, Erik Löfmarck, och Ylva Uggla. 2017. ”Forestry and the Environment: Tensions in a Transforming Modernity”. Sociologisk Forskning 54 (4):283-86.