Our PhD projects
Read more about our doctoral candidates and the projects they work on.
PhD Profile: Mathea Loen
The research project aims to identify conditions and mechanisms for sustaining legitimacy in the child protection service, and to gain understanding of the debates about children’s rights, child protection and family values.
PhD Profile: Barbara Ruiken
By analysing care order decisions from first-instance decision-making bodies regarding newborn children I seek to understand how decision-makers in eight countries use the discretionary space attributed to them when deciding on a powerful state intervention into the private sphere.
PhD Profile: Andrea Kronstad Felde
The main objective in my project is to understand student`s political agency and critical events at Makerere University
PhD Profile: Agnete Hessevik
My PhD project aims at understanding which regulating actors influence shipping companies to reduce emissions, how regulation works and what kind of regulation is more effective.
PhD Profile: Chris Hagen Magnussen
Through the use of a theoretical framework that combines top-down and bottom-up approaches, the aim of this study is to understand and explain the importance of public leaders in implementing public reforms.
PhD Profile: Johannes Sandvik Førde
Organizing for internal security and crisis management: A comparative study of central agencies in Norway, Sweden and Germany.
PhD Profile: Laro Gonzalez Canoura
This research project aims to study temporality within mandated governance networks both through intra-organizational interactions and network evolution.
PhD Profile: Ingrid Kvåle Faleide
Through comparison of (perceptions of) public opinion in Norway, Germany, France, the UK, the Netherlands, and Sweden, this dissertation advances our knowledge of opportunities for disputed policies.
PhD Profile: Alfa S. Winge
The PhD focus on analytical capacity, situational understanding, cooperation and decision making. Winge’s PhD is funded by Regional Research Fund Vestland and Bergen municipality.
PhD Profile: Sjoerd de Winter
The effects of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine on the Norwegian perspective on potential EU Membership.