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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Special issue
Rykkja og Lægreid

Rykkja and Lægreid guest editors for special issue of IPMR

International Public Management Review are out with a special issue spesialutgåve on Governing and Organizing for Crisis Management and Civil Protection with two guest editors from the Department of Administration and Organization Theory.

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Just keep silent…

Lægreid, Wynen, Kleizen, Verhoeat and Rollande connects data from the Norwegian Staff Surveys and of a structural reform database in a new article in Public Management Review.

Helge Renå

Renå with chapter in book on the blind spots of public bureaucracy

Helge Renå have contributed to the book "The Blind Spots of Public Bureaucracy and the Politics of Non-Coordination (Palgrave Macmillan) edited by Tobias Bach and Kai Wegrich.

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Does the wickedness of policy areas matter?

Tom Christensen, Ole Martin Lægreid & Per Lægreid examines administrative coordination capacity in new article published in “Policy and Society”.

New publication
Rykkja og Lægreid

The Nordic model: agile and adaptive

In a new publication in "International Journal of Public Administration" Lise Rykkja and Per Lægreid, together with Carsten Greve and Niels Ejersbo, examines current reform experiences in the nordic countries.

Guidance seminars:

Wednesdays 14.15-16.00 at the seminar room, 3. floor at the Department in Christiesgate 17.

This is a research seminar for the research group Political Organization and Multi Level Governance at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory. A central theme in our group is "conditions for an active management policy with emphasis on the interaction between governance and adaption to international doctrines and established administrative cultures and tradition".


Reseach seminar:

The research group also has a research seminar last Friday every month where members of the group are allowed to present drafts for papers and/ or articles.