Hanna Leonardsson

UniversityUniversity of Gothenburg
DepartmentGlobal studies
Keywordssocietal transformation, state-society interactions, social sustainability, multi-level/scale governance, local

Website University of Gothenburg, in Swedish www.gu.se/om-universitetet/hitta-person/hannaleonardsson
Website University of Gothenburg, in English www.gu.se/en/about/find-staff/hannaleonardsson
Networks/thematic areasGlobal Sustainable Futures (GSF), Urban research (previously Urban Research Network)

Reasearch / work
My research focuses on peaceful societal transformation in the everyday. In my PhD thesis, I focused on the role of municipalities in local peacebuilding in Lebanon and my current research focuses on local participation in municipal decision-making in Lebanon and Kenya. Through societal transformations, I study issues of state-society interactions, service deliveries, as well as how change occurs across levels and scales, incorporating perspectives on social, environmental and economic sustainability.