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Dr Johan Nordensvard PhD in Political Science, University of Oldenburg

Lecturer in Social Policy

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Dr Johan Nordensvard is Lecturer in Social Policy within Social Sciences: Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology at the University of Southampton.


PhD in Political Science, University of Oldenburg
MA in Political Science, Lund University
BA in Media and Communication, Lund University


Johan joined the Division in 2014. Johan studied Political Science at the University of Lund (MA), Sweden and the University of Oldenburg (PhD), Germany. His PhD thesis was about Civic Education. Prior to his employment at the University of Southampton, Johan was an LSE Fellow and Researcher in Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science LSE (2010-2013) and a Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Brighton (2008-2009 and 2012-2013).






Research interests

Johan Nordensvärd’s current research focuses on Social Policy and International Development. Special interests are the social implications of low carbon development and education policy in developing countries.

Technological Trajectories for Climate

Change Mitigation in China, India and the EU, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation & Svenska Riksbanken Jubileumsfond

China Rising Powers project

In specific global governance and the role of China in Africa and Southeast Asia (co-author), funded by the Economics and Social Research Council ESRC

  • Extensions Officer
  • Research Seminar Coordinator
  • Ethics Committee



Book Chapters


Working Paper

Education & Society SOCI-2002
Mixed Economy Welfare Delivery SOCI-6044
Policy Politics & Welfare State SOCI-1004
Research Skills SOCI-2020
Project module SOCI-6037

Dr Johan Nordensvard
Sociology, Social Policy, Criminology University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

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