Sara Svensson

Position: 
Research Fellow
Position: 
Visting Professor
Center for Policy Studies (CPS)
Building: 
Nador u. 11
Room: 
316
Phone number: 
+36 1 327-3000/2191
Qualifications: 
PhD, Political Science (public policy track), Central European University
MA, Political Science, Central European University
BA, Journalism, Stockholm University
Academic/Professional Experience and Achievements: 
ara Svenson is Research Fellow at the Center for Policy Studies, mainly involved in research for the project SOLIDUS. She also regularly teaches at the School of Public Policy on topics ranging from qualitative methods, policy analysis, international policy practice to courses related to sub- national regionalism and European integration. She has taught courses and supervised BA theses at four Swedish universities: Orebro University, Karlstad University, Halmstad University, and University West. She occasionally contributes to broadcast and print media in Sweden, and has worked at different locations as a news journalist for the public service broadcasting company Sveriges Radio. Her academic research focuses on policy formation and governance structures in European cross-border regions, and she has published on that topic in Eurasian Geography and Economy, Journal of European Integration, Regional & Federal Studies, Regions & Cohesion and Journal of Borderlands Studies. She holds a PhD in public policy/political science from CEU (2013), an MA in political science from CEU (1999) and a BA in journalism from Stockholm University (1997). Her PhD dissertation project, supervised by Andrew Cartwright, investigated the formation of social capital and its impact on policy in European cross-border regions.

Sara Svenson is Research Fellow at the Center for Policy Studies, mainly involved in research for the project SOLIDUS. She also regularly teaches at the School of Public Policy on topics ranging from qualitative methods, policy analysis, international policy practice to courses related to sub- national regionalism and European integration. She has taught courses and supervised BA theses at four Swedish universities: Orebro University, Karlstad University, Halmstad University, and University West. She occasionally contributes to broadcast and print media in Sweden, and has worked at different locations as a news journalist for the public service broadcasting company Sveriges Radio. Her academic research focuses on policy formation and governance structures in European cross-border regions, and she has published on that topic in Eurasian Geography and Economy, Journal of European Integration, Regional & Federal Studies, Regions & Cohesion and Journal of Borderlands Studies. She holds a PhD in public policy/political science from CEU (2013), an MA in political science from CEU (1999) and a BA in journalism from Stockholm University (1997). Her PhD dissertation project, supervised by Andrew Cartwright, investigated the formation of social capital and its impact on policy in European cross-border regions.

Affiliations: 
School of Public Policy (SPP)
Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations
Academic/research topics: 
Social capital
Cross-border cooperation
Rural policy development

Publications

Book
Overview of the EGTCs around Hungary, Edited by Sara Svensson and Gyula Ocskay. Budapest: Central European Services for Cross-border Initiatives Budapest Observatory of Borders, 2016.
Book Chapter
Svensson, Sara, and Péter Balogh. "Limits to Integration: Persisting Border Obstacles in the EU." In European Territorial Cooperation : Theoretical and Empirical Approaches to the Process and Impacts of Cross-Border and Transnational Cooperation in Europe, 115-134. Springer, 2018.
Svensson, Sara. "Euroregions -- Institutional transfer and reinterpreted norms in East Central Europe." In Policy Experiments, Failures and Innovations Beyond Accession in Central and Eastern Europe , 131-151. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2018.
Svensson, Sara. "Samhällsbyggande över gränsen: Gränsöverskridande regioner som policyide och forskningsfält [Society-building across borders: Cross-border regions in policy practice and research]." In Det regionala samhällsbyggandets praktiker: Tiden, Makten, Rummet [The practices of regional society-building: Time, Power, Space], 223-234. Gothenburg: Daidalos Publishing House, 2013.
Medve-Bálint, Gergő, and Sara Svensson. "Explaining coverage: why do local governments in Central Europe join (or not join) Euroregions?" In The Border Multiple: The Practicing of Borders between Public Policy and Everyday Life in Europe , edited by Martin Klatt, Dorte Andersen and Marie Sandberg, 219-245. Ashgate border series. Farnham: Ashgate , 2012.
Conference Paper
Journal Article
Magazine Article
Policy Brief
Working Paper