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Per Wikman Svahn

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Most of my research is in some way related to the philosophy of risk and uncertainty. My research has covered issues such as: robust decision making strategies under deep uncertainty, philosophical aspects of worst-case scenarios, managing climate change risks, values in climate models, ethical issues in adaptation to sea level rise and radiation risk managment.

I am a member of the Scientific Council of The Swedish Risk Academy (Riskkollegiet) and a member of The National Committee for Radiation Protection Research at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Selected Publications

  1. Jonathan Metzger, Annika Carlsson Kanyama, Per Wikman-Svahn, Karin Mossberg Sonnek, Christoffer Carstens, Misse Wester & Christoffer Wedebrand (2021): The flexibility gamble: challenges for mainstreaming flexible approaches to climate change adaptation, Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, DOI: 10.1080/1523908X.2021.1893160
  2. Carstens C, Räätty R, Mossberg Sonnek, K, Wikman-Svahn, P,  Carlsson-Kanyama A, (2019) "Insights from Testing a Modified Dynamic Adaptive Policy Pathways Approach for Spatial Planning at the Municipal Level", Sustainability 2019, 11(2), 433,  https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/2/433
  3. Carlsson-Kanyama A, Wikman-Svahn, P, Mossberg Sonnek, K, (2019) “We want to know where the line is”: Comparing current planning for future sea-level rise with three core principles of robust decision support approaches, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, (online) https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09640568.2018.1496070
  4. Wikman-Svahn, P. & Lindblom, L. Toward a Responsibility‑Catering Prioritarian Ethical Theory of Risk, Sci Eng Ethics (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11948-018-0036-2
  5. Sriver, R.L., Lempert, R.J., Wikman-Svahn, P., Kellerm K. (2018) Characterizing uncertain sea-level rise projections to support investment decisions. PLoS ONE 13(2): e0190641. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0190641
  6. Carlsen, H., Klein, R. J. T., & Wikman-Svahn, P. (2017). Transparent scenario development. Nature Clim. Change, 7(9), 613. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nclimate3379
  7. Baard P & Wikman-Svahn P 2016 Do We Have a Residual Obligation to Engineer the Climate, as a Matter of Justice? In Preston CJ Climate Justice and Geoengineering. Ethics and Policy in the Atmospheric Anthropocene. Rowman & Littlefield.
  8. Carlsen H, Lempert R, Wikman-Svahn P, Schweizer V 2016 Choosing small sets of policy-relevant scenarios by combining vulnerability and diversity approaches. Environmental Modelling & Software, 84: 155–164. 
  9. Roffey R, Lindberg A, Molin L, Wikman–Svahn P 2015 A plausible worst-case scenario of increasing antibiotic resistance as a tool for assessing societal risks and capabilities in Sweden. Health Security 13(3): 174–183.
  10. Wikman–Svahn P 2015 Radiation in Holbrook, J. Britt, and Carl Mitcham, eds. Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering: A Global Resource, 2nd edition. 4 vols. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2015.
  11. Wikman–Svahn P 2015 International commission on radiological protection in Holbrook, J. Britt, and Carl Mitcham, eds. Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering: A Global Resource, 2nd edition. 4 vols. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2015
  12. Carlsen H, Johansson L, Wikman–Svahn P, Dreborg KH 2014 Co-evolutionary scenarios for creative prototyping of future robot systems for civil protection. Technological Forecasting & Social Change. 84: 93–100.
  13. von Oelreich J, Carlsson­–Kanyama A, Svenfelt Å, Wikman–Svahn P 2013 Planning for future sea level rise in Swedish municipalities. Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability 20(4): 459–473.
  14. Carlsen H, Dreborg KH, Wikman–Svahn P 2013 Tailor-made scenario planning for local adaptation to climate change. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 18(8): 1239–1255.
  15. Wikman–Svahn P 2012 Radiation protection issues related to the use of nuclear power. Wiley Interdiciplinary Reviews Energy and Environment 1:256–269.
  16. Möller N, Wikman–Svahn P 2011 Black Elephants and Black Swans of Nuclear Energy. Ethics, Policy & Environment 14(3): 273–278.
  17. Carlsen H, Dreborg KH, Godman M, Hansson SO, Johansson L, Wikman–Svahn P 2010 Assessing socially disruptive technological change. Technology in Society 32(3):209–218.
  18. Wikman–Svahn P 2008 The ethical foundation of radiation protection – from utilitarianism to an ‘individual-based philosophy’. in Feltz and Eggermont, 2008, Ethics and Radiological Protection, Louvain-la-Neuve: Academia Bruylant.
  19. Wikman–Svahn P, Peterson M, Hansson SO 2006 Principles of protection: a formal approach for evaluating dose distributions. Journal of Radiological Protection 26:69–84.
  20. Wikman, Per. 2004. Reply to Dr D J Higson. Journal of Radiological Protection 24(4):428-429.
  21. Wikman P 2004 Trivial Risks and the New Radiation Protection System. Journal of Radiological Protection 24(1):3–11.



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