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PhD Erik AMNA Professor of Political Science, Youth & Society, Örebro University


1982 PhD in Political Science, Uppsala University
1994 Visiting scholar, School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Indiana University at Bloomington
2002-2006 Research director at Young Citizen Program, Gothenburg University
since 2007 Professor of Political Science, Örebro University,
since 2009 Coordinator of the multidisciplinary research group 'Youth & Society' (YeS;, Örebro University


Member of the European Union/Council of Europe Pool of European Youth Researchers, 2011
Member of the scientific board at the Swedish board of Youth Affairs, Stockholm 2008
Member of program board at the Norwegian Research Council, Oslo, 1996-2003
Member of the Riksbanken Jubileumsfond Area Group for Civil Society Research, Stockholm 2004-2010


How is civic engagement developed over time? Emerging answers from a multidisciplinary field. Journal of Adolescence, vol. 35, pp 611-627, 2012
Ekman J. & Amnå E. Political participation and civic engagement: towards a new typology. Human Affairs, vol 22, no 3, 2012
Active, Passive, or Standby Citizens? Latent and manifest political participation. In Erik Amnå (Ed.) New Forms of Citizen Participation: Normative Implications. Baden-Baden: Nomos. Pp. 191-203,2010
Amnå E., Ekström M., Kerr Ma., Stattin H. Political socialization and human agency. The development of civic engagement from adolescence to adulthood. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift 2009, Volume 111 No. 1, s. 27-40, 2009


Chief Commissioner at the Examination Commission on Irregularities, City of Gothenburg, 2012
Elected President of the National Study Association Bilda, 2008
Executive Director at the Swedish Parliamentary Commission on the Future of Swedish Democracy, 1997-2000
Chairman of the board of Stockholm School of Theology, 1988-1996