Annica Sandström
Annica Sandström

Annica Sandström

Luleå University of Technology
Political Science
Social Sciences
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences
+46 (0)920 491356
A315 Luleå

Annica Sandström is assistant professor of Political Science and specialized in policy networks and social network analysis (SNA). The governance approach, and a general interest in exploring the relationship between network structure, organizing processes and policy outcome, is characteristics for her work. Annica is foremost working within the area of natural resource governance and previous research involves, for example, studies of local fishery management, searching for the defining features of adaptive co-management systems.

Her current research projects deal with the challenges of adaptive management in biodiversity conservation (BaltGene), beliefs and coalitions in carnivore management (Institutioner för en legitim rovdjursförvaltning), and with the role of public network management in processes of large scale investments in renewable energy (Investeringar i förnybar energi och regional utveckling). Her teaching experience includes both teaching and supervising on undergraduate and postgraduate levels, giving courses in policy analysis and lectures on how to apply social network analysis in case study research.

Annica Sandström is a post doctoral researcher at Stockholm Resilience Centre, where she is part of a research team working with ecosystem based and integrated coastal zone management (


Contact Annica

Luleå University of Technology
971 87 Luleå, Sweden
+46 (0)920 49 13 56
+46 (0)70 253 06 23


Article in journal

Network management and renewable energy development (2017)

Newell. D, Sandström. A, Söderholm. P
Energy Research & Social Science, ISSN: 2214-6296, Vol. 23, s. 199-210
Article in journal

Decisions at Street Level (2017)

Sevä. M, Sandström. A
Environmental Policy and Governance, ISSN: 1756-932X, Vol. 27, nr. 1, s. 74-89
Article in journal

Effectiveness of short-term knowledge communication on Baltic Sea marine genetic biodiversity to public managers (2017)

Lundmark. C, Andersson. K, Sandström. A, Laikre. L
Regional Environmental Change, ISSN: 1436-3798, Vol. 17, nr. 3, s. 841-849
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Balancing sustainability in two pioneering marine national parks in Scandinavia (2017)

Morf. A, Sandström. A, Jagers. S
Ocean and Coastal Management, ISSN: 0964-5691, Vol. 139, s. 51-63
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Collaborative Networks for Effective Ecosystem-Based Management (2017)

Bodin. Ö, Sandström. A, Crona. B
Policy Studies Journal, ISSN: 0190-292X, Vol. 45, nr. 2, s. 289-314