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My PhD project explores attitudes of citizens and elected representatives towards multilevel government in Norway, a unitary country where the decision-making structure is relatively centralised. I am particularly interested in citizens' preferences for public policy provision by different tiers of government, and their perception of legitimacy of these decisions made in a multilevel context. I also investigate the behaviour and attitudes of elected politicians. In particular, I am interested in the way subnational politicians perceive their duty of representing the interests of their constituents, as well as their duty of representing the views of their parties. I utilise survey data from the Norwegian Citizens Panel (NCP) and the Panel of Elected Representatives (PER), two panels in which I field my original questions and survey experiments.
- (2023). External Monitoring of Coercive Agents and the Murders of Journalists: A Cross-National Study of Journalist Killings, 1992–2018. Human Rights Quarterly. 32-61.
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