In The Spotlight

The Lazy Dawn of Ecomodernity

Ceres21, SUM and BI are organizing an open seminar on ecomodernityA team of scholars from Europe, China and Africa will launch comparative perspectives on ecomodernity in business, culture and politics. They will be challenged by a group of international commentators

Scholarly publications


Middtun, A. The Anatomy of Green Transition, London: Macmilllan, Palgrave. Forthcoming 2013.

Trägårdth, L. and Witoszek, N. 2012. Civil Society in the Age of Monitory Democracy. Oxford: Berghahn Publishers, in press.

Witoszek, N. 2011. Cultural Origins of the Norwegian Regime of Goodness. Oslo: Norwegian University Press 

Articles and Book Chapters

Witoszek, N. (ed.). "Religious Innovation for Sustainable Future", Special issue of Nature and Culture. Summer 2013. 

Witoszek, N. “Religion and Ecomodernity”, Nature and Culture, forthcoming summer 2013.

Miller, J. “Is Green New Red?”, Nature and Culture, forthcoming summer 2013.

Grønvold, J.B. “Theology Inspiring Sustainability in Oil-Producing Norway”, Nature and Culture, forthcoming summer 2013.

Kwaku, B.W. and Yaro, J.A. “Reclaiming Stewardship in Ghana“, Nature and Culture, forthcoming summer 2013

Burns, T.and N. Witoszek (2012). “Sustainability. A Humanistic Agenda”, Journal of Human Ecology, forthcoming in the Autumn 2012

Burns, T. (2012). "Sustainable Development. Sociological Perspectives", Prepared for the International Sociological Association‘s electronic encyclopedia, Sociopedia.

Martinelli, A. and Midttun, A. (eds) (2012) "Frontiers of Sustainability", (Special section of) Energy Policy, 48.

Burns, T.and N. Witoszek (2012). "Brundtland Report Revisited:

Toward a New Humanist Agenda
", Journal of Human Ecology, 39(2): 155-170.

Burns, T. (2012). "The Sustainability Revolution: A Societal Paradigm Shift – Ethos, Innovative Agents, Governance Transformation”, Sustainability, 4 (6):1118-1134

Witoszek, N. (2012). “The Enemies of Sustainability? The Empire of Vogue,” in Development and Environment: Practices, Theories, Policies, Bjørkdahl, K. and K.B. Nielsen (Ed). Oslo: Unipub

Witoszek, N. (2012). "The World After Thor Heyerdahl: Challenges to Modern Anthropology", European Journal of Archaeology, 15

Burns, Tom R. and Christian Stöhr (2011),"The Architecture And Transformation Of Governance Systems: Power, Knowledge, And Conflict", Human Systems Management, Vol. 30, 173-195

Burns, T. and Stöhr,Christian (2011) “Power, knowledge, and conflict in the shaping of commons governance. The case of EU Baltic fisheries” International Journal of the Commons, 5 (2):  233–258

Daragahi, H. og Witoszek, N. (2011) ”Den antii-totalitære feminismen? Sivil motstand i Iran" i Ideologi og terror: totalitære ideer og regimer, Sørensen, Ø., Hagtvet, B. og Steine, B. A. (Red.). Oslo: Dreyers forlag

Burns, T., Nikoloyuk, J. and R. De Man  (2010). “Sustainable Palm Oil: The Promise and Limitation of Partnered Governance” in The Journal of Corporate Governance

Witoszek, N. (2010). ”Karlmarunionen da capo?” In  I takt og utakt.  Nye historier om Norge og Sverige, Oslo: Schibsted    

Midtun, A. (2010). "Rethinking Governance for Sustainability, (Special issue of) Corporate Governance, vol. 10, 1. Guest editor: Atle Midttun. Note: All articles are avialble on publication website

Witoszek, N. (2010) "Dissent and Collective Identity: The Anti-Totalitarian Revolution in East-Central Europe." In Collective Identities, States and Globalization, (Ed). Gad Yair and Orit Gazit, Jerusalem: Magnes Press

Witoszek, N. (2009). "Arne Naess and the Crisis of Our Time”, Environmental Values, vol 18. Nr 4

A. Midttun. (2008) "Partnered Governance: Aligning corporate responsibility and public policy in the global economy", Corporate Governance, Vol. 8, 4: pp. 406-418 

Articles in peer reviewed journals level 2

Gadzekpo, A. and Witoszek, N. "Cultural Innovation for Sustainability in Ghana Back to Proverbial Wisdom", International Journal of African Media Studies,under review.


Dissertations and Theses

von Krogh, Marte. 2009. “What’s the Story?”  An Intertextual Approach to Climate Change in the Norwegian Media. SUM: Oslo University, 2009. Master Thesis. 

Laumann, Kari. 2007.  The Missing Story: Education for Sustainable Development in Norway. SUM: Oslo University, 2007. Master Thesis. Abstract.