Anders Melin

  • Associate Professor in Ethics

Anders Melin is an Associate Professor in Ethics in the Department of Global Political Studies of Malmö University and teaches mainly within the Human Rights programme. His main field of research is environmental ethics, and he has led projects on biodiversity and ethics and energy justice. Melin has an interest in questions of social and environmental justice connected to urban planning.

He is currently conducting a project titled:

Value conflict in urban biodiversity management – case studies of Swedish municipalities

In this project, we survey how four Swedish municipalities -Gothenburg, Malmö, Stockholm and Umeå- seek to combine biodiversity preservation with urban development. All four municipalities have either explicit plans for urban biodiversity, or has included biodiversity preservation in their comprehensive plans. Through interviews with municipal planners and overviews of central relevant documents, the 3-year project will explicate and identify goals and value conflicts in urban biodiversity planning. By drawing on theories of urban development and applied ethics, the goals and value conflicts will be analyzed and reasoned about in a structured manner. A central aim, in addition to the scholarly aim of identifying value conflicts at the point where biodiversity and urban development meet, is to establish guidelines and a guidebook to facilitate municipal urban biodiversity planning.

IUR Research Projects


These publications are authored or co-authored by Anders Melin.
Publications are gathered from Malmö University publication service (DiVA).

Title Type Issued
Värden och värdekonflikter vid bevarandet av urban biologisk… report 2024
Accessibility in public transport, policy and planning practice… article-journal 2023
Deltagande rättvisebedömningar av energiscenarier : Teori och empiriska… report 2023
Energiscenarier och rättvisa : Sammanfattning och policyrekommendationer report 2023
Justice in energy transition scenarios : Perspectives from… article-journal 2023
Energy Politics and Justice : An Ecofeminist Ethical… article-journal 2022
Just mobility, transport and urban infrastructures : stories… article-journal 2022
Ledare: Temanummer om energirättvisa article-journal 2022
Max Power: Implementing the Capabilities Approach to Identify… article-journal 2022
Nya mobilitetstjänster för socialt hållbar och rättvis tillgänglighet… report 2022
Politiska åtgärder som underlättar hög energikonsumtion är problematiska… book 2022
Should we Ascribe Capabilities to Species and Ecosystems?… article-journal 2021
Overstatements and Understatements in the Debate on Synthetic… article-journal 2021
Energy Justice and the Capability Approach : Introduction… article-journal 2021
Energiscenarier och rättvisa : Uppfattningar om rättvisefrågor relaterade… report 2021
Public transport and social justice in Malmö :… report 2020
Distributive energy justice and the common good article-journal 2019
Energy Scenarios and Justice for Future Humans :… article-journal 2019
Society, Worldview and Outreach chapter 2018
Environmental Justice in Western Europe chapter 2017
Protection of threatened species in the anthropocene :… chapter 2017
Är syntetisk biologi moraliskt otillåtet? chapter 2017
Should We Ascribe Capabilities to Animals? A Critical… article-journal 2016
Living with Other Beings : a virtue-oriented approach… book 2013
Att vara kyrka i en hotad skapelse :… chapter 2012
I rörelse - om pilgrimsvandringar i dagens Skandinavien article-journal 2011
Varför bevara hotade arter? Om biologisk mångfald och… article-journal 2011