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Mads Dahl Gjefsen

Mads Dahl Gjefsen

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Mads Dahl Gjefsen is a PhD candidate at the TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture at the University of Oslo. He is broadly interested in how knowledge is rendered authoritative within different social and political contexts, and the implications of such processes for cross-national cooperation on environmental governance. Mads’ project is a study of the institutionalization of political support for carbon dioxide capture and storage in the United States and the European Union. Building on interview fieldwork with environmentalists, bureaucrats and fossil fuel industry representatives in Washington DC and Brussels, the project seeks to address questions about how new expert institutions influence civic deliberation and decision-making on climate change mitigation efforts. He is set to graduate in the summer of 2014.

Mads holds an MPhil in Archaeology and Heritage Studies from the University of Cambridge, as well as an MA from the program on Society, Science and Technology in Europe at the University of Oslo. He is affiliated with the interfaculty research initiative on environmental change and sustainable energy, MILEN, at the University of Oslo, and with the Norwegian Centre for Sustainable Energy Studies, CenSES. The Research Council of Norway funded his fellowship at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.


• Gjefsen, Mads Dahl (2013). Carbon Cultures: Technology Planning for Energy and Climate in the US and EU. Science & Technology Studies. ISSN 2243-4690. 26(3), s 63- 81
• Gjefsen, Mads Dahl (2013). Limits to prediction: Europeanizing technology in an expert forum. European Journal of Futures Research. ISSN 2195-4194. 1(1). doi:10.1007/s40309-013-0024-3


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