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Exciting academic position at Department of Government
The redesigned Master’s programme in Politics and Governance of Global Challenges explores the complex multi-level governance of global, and often wicked, problems in the contemporary world such as inequality, climate change, migration, or pandemics.
The Norwegian newspaper Dagsavisen writes about findings from the Norwegian Citizen Panel regarding how Norwegians feel towards climate change. These findings reveal that sadness is the most common emotion, but in general, we feel little towards climate change.
In a new article, Carlo Koos together with Alexander De Juan, Miquel Pellicer and Eva Wegner show that foreign aid-funded state building projects can improve people’s access to basic services but fail to improve citizens’ attitudes towards the state.
Regine Paul proposes new research agenda to tackle techno-solutionist hypes in public policy
Is there a difference between Public Administration and Public Management as academic fields? In his newly published Chapter in Elgar Encyclopedia of Public Management, Per Lægreid claims there are no significant differences between the two.
In this recently published article in the Journal of Social Work, PhD fellow Ida B. Juhasz (DIPA, UiB) examines how parents in child protection proceedings argue their case, defending their right to care for their newborn baby.
We have the pleasure of announcing two positions as research assistant at DIGSSCORE.
- The new name reflects the breadth of our research interest, says head of department Lise H. Rykkja. The Norwegian name will be Institutt for politikk og forvaltning and the changes will take place from 1 August 2022.
This summer, DIGSSCORE is offering a summer scholarship opportunity for prospective PhD applicants that wish to prepare their research design. The deadline is June 28.
Per Lægreid has together with Tom Christensen published the article “Scientization under pressure – the problematic role of expert bodies during the COVID-19 pandemic” in Public Organization Review.
On 3 May Sampol and Admorg jointly organised the seminar "Kappe – tips, tricks and experiences" for all interested PhD candidates at SV
Senior Researcher Jenny Krutzinna proposes a new child-centric approach for determining the best interests of the child as an individual.
Together professor emeritus Ivar Bleiklie and professor Svein Michelsen have written a chapter in The Advisory Roles of Political Scientists in Europe. The chapter investigates the position of academic policy advice in Norway, and in particular the role played by political scientists in policy advice.
Professor Marit Skivenes and colleagues at UC Berkeley, USA, compare citizens’ rights orientations in context of child protection in Norway and California (USA).
Arild Farsunds new article investigates how Norway’s trading policies have adapted to the new world order of multilateral agreements.
How to make digitalisation work? What can be done to successfully involve citizens in policy design processes? In what ways can we create innovation by involving different actors in service delivery? How to assess the legitimacy and efficiency of collaborations? What is the impact of the TROPICO project in terms of research and what are the steps forward?

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