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Lars Svedberg

Center for Civil Society Research

TitLE:

Professor, Research Director

PHONE:

+46 76 893 10 53 

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Address: Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College
Box 11189, SE-100 61 Stockholm

VISITING ADDRESS:

Erstagatan 1N


Current Position

2003 - Professor in Social Work focusing on Civil Society and it’s Social Implications and Research Director since 1992.

Previous Academic Professional Experience

2003-2004 Deputy President/Vice-Chancellor, Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College
1996-2006 Deputy Head of Department, Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College
1992-2003 Head of Research (project employment), Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College
1992-2001 Lecturer, Stockholm University
1988-1992 Postgraduate appointment, Stockholm University

Previous Professional Experience

1978-1988 Employed as an investigator for Stockholm City, Stockholm County Council, the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, the National Board of Health and Welfare and the Government Offices of Sweden, with from 1980 to 1992 periods of full-time parental leave altogether amounting to five years.
1969-1978 Active as social worker and writer.

University Education and Degrees:
1973, B.Sc. in Social Work.

Doctoral Degree and Dissertation:
1994 Ph.D. in Social Work. Thesis: “On Marginality. A Client Group’s Relationship to Work”.

Associate professorship:
1999 Associate professorship, Stockholm University.

Supervison of Doctoral Candidates:
Supervisor of seven doctoral students, 2002-2010.

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Academic Grants 2005-2012 (selected)

”The State and Civil Society in Northern Europe: The Swedish Model Reconsidered”
Financed by The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, 2005, and the Swedish Red Cross, 2005-2007.

“Social Cohesion, Trust and Participation” (a project in collaboration with the European Institute and the London School of Economics)
Financed by The European Commission, 2006-2008.

“Social trust in Sweden”.
Financed by The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Fund, 2006, and The Lansforsakringar Alliance, 2006-2011.

”Knowledge and Professionalization in Human Service Organizations
- A study of employees in the public, nonprofit and forprofit
organizations”
Financed by The Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS), 2006-2007.

"Aspects of citizenship".
Financed by The Central Government of Sweden and the Swedish Red Cross, 2005-2009.

”Lost and Found in Translation. Organizational Change in Civil Society Organizations”.
Financed by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency 2007-2010.

“Swedish Study Associations and Civil Society”
Financed by The Swedish Research Council, 2008-2010.

“Trust in a local perspective”
Financed by The Swedish Research Council, 2008-2009.

“Fryshuset on the move. Societal entrepreneurship in and beyond civil
society”
Financed by The Knowledge Foundation, 2009-2011.

”The European Values Study”
Financed by The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, 2009-2010.

“Free to choose welfare – A social scientific study of experience from
different groups of citizens.”
Financed by The Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS), 2010-2012.
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Additional academic merits, 2000 to the present

2004 – 2010 Expert adviser regarding the evaluation of applicants in appointments to be made, including four Scandinavian professorships.

2004 – 2010 Member of the Initiative Group for Civil Society Research at the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation.

2004 – 2010 Member of examining committees or faculty opponent at 15 disputations in Scandinavia, the latest at the Department of Theology, Uppsala University 2009 and at the Institutt for sammenliknende politik, University of Bergen.

2004 – 2010 Expert adviser to Swedish research councils.

2002 - 2010 Member of the Research Council at the Board of National Health and Welfare.

2001 – 2002 Visiting professor at the University of Canterbury, New Zeeland,

2009 – 2010 Initiated a Swedish and later a Nordic network of civil society researchers, of which chairperson in 1997-2000 and again from 2009.

2000 – 2010 Have initiated and run a large number of conferences, the two latest in 2008 and 2009 international ones.

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Publications 2000-

Roughly 70 works, some in collaboration with others, including a large number of books. Ten of these books have been used in university courses. The following is a list of selected publications since 2000:

Gavelin, Karin and Svedberg, Lars with Pestoff, Victor (2011). Estimating the Scope and Magnitude of Volunteerism Worldwide: A review of multinational data on volunteering. Stockholm: Ersta Sköndal University College. The report is not publicly available.

von Essen Johan and Svedberg Lars (2010). Organisationer och engagemang i det svenska civilsamhället. In von Essen Johan (ed) Det svenska civilsamhället – en introduktion. Stockholm: Forum för Frivilligt Socialt Arbete.

Henriksen Skov Lars och Svedberg Lars (2010). Gästredaktörer och författare till Volunteering and Social Activism: Moving Beyond the Traditional Divide? In Journal of Civil Society, volym 6, nr 2.

Svedberg Lars, Magnus Jegermalm and Johan von Essen (2010). Svenskarnas engagemang är större än någonsin – insatser i och utanför föreningslivet. [Swedish civic involvement is greater than ever. Efforts within and beyond the scope of voluntary associations.] Report to the Central Government of Sweden.

Svedberg Lars, von Essen Johan and Jegermalm Magnus (2010). Stability and Variations in Civic Engagement: Sweden in prosperity and recession. ISTR, Working paper series.

Svedberg, Lars and L-E Olsson (2010). Civil Society and Welfare Provision in Sweden – Is There Such a Thing? In A Zimmer och A Evers Third Sector Orgainizations Facing Turbulent Environments: Sports, Culture and Social Services in Five European Countries. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag.

Olsson Lars-Erik and Svedberg, Lars (2009). The Case of Sweden. In The State of Giving Research in Europe. Amsterdam: ERNOP publications.

Svedberg, Lars and J von Essen (2009). Om självförverkligande och samhällsnytta – forskning kring det ideella arbetet. [On self-fulfilment and public welfare – Voluntary work research.] In I Sjökvist (red). Det ger mig så mycket. 28 röster om ideellt arbete. Stockholm: Liv i Sverige.

Svedberg, Lars and L Trägårdh (2008). Det civila samhället, ungdomarna och välfärden. [Civil society, youth and welfare.] In Konsten att bry sig om. Föreningslivets betydelse för unga, kommunerna och staten. Ungdomsstyrelsens skrifter 2008:7. Stockholm: Ungdomsstyrelsen.

Jeppsson Grassman, Eva and Svedberg, Lars (2007). Civic Participation in the Welfare State: Patterns in Contemporary Sweden, in L. Trägårdh (ed.) State and Civil Society in Northern Europe - The Swedish Model Reconsidered. New York: Berghahn Books.

Svedberg, Lars and Trägårdh, Lars (2007). Ungdomar, civilsamhälle och välfärd. [Young people, civil society and welfare] In Fokus 07. En analys av ungas hälsa och utsatthet. Stockholm: Ungdomsstyrelsen.

Svedberg L (2006). Mer omfattande insatser än någonsin.[More extensive efforts than ever], In Svensk kyrkotidning, nr 5-6.

Svedberg, L and Vamstad, J (2006). The civil society and the provision of welfare - ideological visions and social realities. In A-L Matties (ed.), Nordic civic society organisations and future of welfare services - A model for Europe? Copenhagen: Nordic Research Council.

Svedberg, L, and Olsson L-E (2006). Det ideella engagemanget i Sverige [Voluntary sector committment in Sweden] in Samhället är större än staten. Stockholm: Forum för Frivilligt Socialt Arbete.

Svedberg, L, and Trägårdh L. (eds) (2006). Introduktion. [Introduction]. In Ett civilsamhällesperspektiv – nya avhandlingar i ett nytt sekel. [The civil society perspective – New dissertations for a new century]. Hedemora: Riksbankens Jubileumsfond och Gidlunds förlag.

Svedberg, L, and Trägårdh L. (eds) (2006). Ett civilsamhällesperspektiv – nya avhandlingar i ett nytt sekel. [The civil society perspective – New dissertations for a new century]. Hedemora: Riksbankens Jubileumsfond och Gidlunds förlag.

Svedberg, L (2005). Några karaktäristika och utvecklingsdrag för frivilligt socialt arbete. [Some characteristics of Swedish volontary social work] In Socialstyrelsen och den sociala ideella sektorn, The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare.

Svedberg, L (2005). Det civila samhället och välfärden. [ The Swedish society and the welfare state] In E. Amnå (ed.) Civilsamhället - några forskningsfrågor. Hedemora: Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and Gidlunds förlag.

Svedberg, L and Börjeson B and Börjeson M (2005). Att utveckla kunskapen i socialt arbete genom att återigen sätta praktiken i centrum [Knowledge and practice in social work, once again], in A. Meeuwisse, Sune Sunesson och Hans Swärd (red.), Socialt arbete - en grundbok. Stockholm: Natur och Kultur.

Svedberg, L (2003). Att vara sårbar och få en marginell ställning [To be vulnerable and marginalized]. In E. Jeppsson Grassman et al, Att drabbas och att forma sitt liv. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Svedberg, L and Jeppsson Grassman, E (2003). Frivilligt socialt arbete i Sverige. Vad vet vi efter 10 års forskning. [Voluntary social work in Sweden. What do we know after ten years of research] In Jubileumsskrift 2003, Forum för frivilligt socialt arbete.

Lundström, T and Svedberg, L (2003). The Voluntary Sector in a Social Democratic Welfare State - The Case of Sweden. In Journal of Social Policy, vol 32, no. 2, p.p. 217-238. Also published by the Russian scientific journal, Journal of Social Policy Studies, No 4, 2004.

Svedberg, L and Jeppsson Grassman, E. (2002). Frivilligt socialt arbete i Sverige. Betydelsefullt men löser inte välfärdens dilemma. [Voluntary social work in Sweden. Limited options] In Socionomen nr 4.

Svedberg, L (2001). Spelar ideella och informella insatser någon roll för svensk välfärd? [Do voluntary and informal efforts have any impact on Swedish welfare?], in M. Szebehely (ed.) Välfärdstjänster i omvandling. Forskarantologi från Kommittén Välfärdsbokslut. SOU 2001:52/Swedish Official Government Report Series 2001:52.

Svedberg, L and Jeppsson Grassman, E (2001). Frivilliga insatser i svensk välfärd – med utblickar mot de nordiska grannländerna. [Volunteering in Swedwn from a welfare perspective in comparison with the neighbouring Nordic countries] In L. Skov Henriksen & B. Ibsen (ed.) Frivillighedens udfordringer, nordisk antologi om frivillighed. Odense: Odense universitetsforlag.

Svedberg, L (2001). Spelar ideella och informella insatser någon roll för svensk välfärd? [Do voluntary and informal efforts have any impact on Swedish welfare?], in M. Szebehely (ed.) Välfärdstjänster i omvandling. Forskarantologi från Kommittén Välfärdsbokslut. SOU 2001:52/Swedish Official Government Report Series 2001:52.

Svedberg, L and Jeppsson Grassman, E (2001). Frivilliga insatser i svensk välfärd – med utblickar mot de nordiska grannländerna. [Volunteering in Swedwn from a welfare perspective in comparison with the neighbouring Nordic countries] In L. Skov Henriksen & B. Ibsen (ed.) Frivillighedens udfordringer, nordisk antologi om frivillighed. Odense: Odense universitetsforlag.

Svedberg, L (2000). A Scandinavian Voluntary Tradition in Transformation – The Case of Sweden, in E. Amnå, T. Lundström and L. Svedberg, Three Essays on Volunteerism and Voluntary Organizations. The Sköndal Institute Working Papers, no. 12. Ersta Sköndal University College.

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