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Berkay Alıca

PhD Candidate
  • E-mailberkay.alica@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 28 84+47 916 70 966
  • Visitor Address
    Christies gate 15
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7802
    5020 Bergen

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.