How can citizens engage in issues such as climate change, risk to the environment or their own health, and questions about long-term sustainability? There are many initiatives aiming to enhance public participation and citizen dialogue  in planning and decision-making. What discussions and actions  do these initiatives enable? What relations emerge? What issues are included or excluded from public insight and influence? These questions are the main focus of my research.

Linda Soneryd is professor of sociology. She works as lecturer at Örebro University, and is researcher at Score, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Resarch, Stockholm University.