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Richard Öhrvall


Richard Öhrvall is an associate senior lecturer at the Centre for Local Government Studies, Linköping University. He received his Ph.D. in political science in 2018. He is an affiliated researcher at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN).

Affiliated Researcher

Richard Öhrvall

Linköping University
Research interests: Opinion polls, Political behavior, Trust, Voting behavior

Among the questions that Richard Örhvall tries to answer with his research:

  • How equal are different types of political participation, and how can we explain inequality in participation?
  • How is the habit of voting or not voting formed, and how does the context affect young people's propensity to vote in their first election?
  • How corrupt is a ”non-corrupt” country such as Sweden, and do citizens trust their politicians and civil servants?
  • Is there a growing polarization between people in urban and rural places regarding opinion, values, social trust, and political participation?
Current writings

Published at IFN
Journal Articles
Book Chapters
Working Papers
Articles in Swedish
Popular Science