Political Organization and Multi Level Governance

Public administration policy, administrative reforms and institutional change

This research group analyses the political administrative system and processes in the intersection of political and organizational theories. One of the aims of this research group is to study administrative policies, administrative reforms and institutional change in a multi-level governance perspective. Many of the major challenges - both theoretically and in practice - when it comes to the formation and manner of operation of the political-administrative system now lies in the interface between different administrational levels, ministerial areas, sectors and between elected and administrative bodies.

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Research Group ‘Political Organization and Multi Level Governance’ Programme Research Seminar Autumn 2020


Last Friday every month 14:15 – 16:00h (unless otherwise stated), in the Boardroom at Christies gt. 17.


Friday 28 August

Johannes S. Førde (UiB/ADMORG)

Førde, J. Leaders or facilitators? - The role of agencies in societal security and crisis preparedness in Norway.


Friday 25 September

Arild A. Farsund (UiB/ADMORG)

Farsund, A. The design of EFTA’s new free trade agreements: towards A post-exceptional treatment of agriculture?


Friday 30 October

Anchrit Wille (Uni Leiden, NL), ZOOM

Bovens, M. and A. Wille (2020), Indexing watchdog accountability powers a framework for assessing the accountability capacity of independent oversight institutions.


Friday 27 November

Sofia Jonsson (UiB/ADMORG)

Jonsson et al., The Impunity of Sextortion (project proposal)

New publication
Word cloud, Accountability

Understanding Felt Accountability

Kristin Rubecksen, Lise H. Rykkja and Per Lægreid are co-author on new article in Governance.

New publication
Covid-19 Illustration

Covid-19 and reputation management

Per Lægreid and Tom Christensen with new article that analyse the Norwegian governments handeling of the Corona pandemic

New publication
Illustrasjon ordsky Covid-19

Successful handling of Covid-19 in Norway?

Balancing governance capacity and legitimacy a key component in new article by Christensen and Lægreid.

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Is COVID-19 a Driver for Digital Change?

New blog post from the TROPICO project written by Line Marie Sørsdal and Karolina Półtorak.