Political Organization and Multi Level Governance

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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 2021

Friday 27th August: Regine Paul: “To automate or not to automate: conceptualizing the variable regulation of automated decision-making in public administrations”.

Friday 24th September: Jacob Aars: "The Norwegian Panel of Administrative Officials - Current Status and Future Plans".

Friday 19th November: Kiran Auerbach, Marta Eidheim, Anne Lise Fimreite: "Geographic Identities in the 21st Century".


Policymaking informed by experts?

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.


Digital Era Collaboration – Final Event for the TROPICO project

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...

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A Central Concept in Institutional Theory

Per Lægreid and Tom Christensen write about "The Logic of Appropriateness" in new book celebrating the work of James G. March

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Shame, Art and Hells Angels

Zuzana Murdoch studies the implications of engaging with a Stigmatized Organization in new publication.

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Political (Over)Representation and the Double-Motive Hypothesis

Zuzana Murdoch uses evidence from Norwegian Register Data in new publication on Public Sector Employees in JPART.