Globalization and Development

Relevant Approaches for Masters Theses

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This research group has a special responsibility towards the English Master's Program (MPA) at the department. Masters students, both English and Norwegian, are invited to participate and contact group members concerning the topic for a thesis. Some suggestions include:

  • Local democracy, participation and service provision in different sectors
  • Implementation of public policy (education, health etc.)
  • Different professions' role in selected countries in the South (teachers, doctors, engineers, agronomists)
  • Democratic constitutions / bureaucracy theory and administrative processes in the developing world
  • Administrative cultures
  • Administrative competence in developing countries
  • The rise/ growth of NGO's
  • Trust in public institutions
  • The roles of multilateral organizations, globalization processes