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 Fall 2021

Friday 29th January: Chris Hagen Magnussen «Når politisk myndighet trumfer faglig kyndighet»

Friday 26th Februray: Monica Naime: «Actions to promote gender equality in the context of COVID. A multilevel account from Mexico».

Friday 19th March: Alfa Winge. Tittle to be announced. 

Friday 30th April: Hanna Jones. Tittle to be announced. 

Friday 28th May: Siril Kobbeltvedt Herseth. Tittle to be announced. 


New handbook:

Handbook on the Governance and Politics of Migration

Associate Professor Regine Paul at the department has just published the Edward Elgar Handbook on "the Governance and Politics of Migration"

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Experiences and challenges of performance management

Per Lægreid and Tom Christensen with new chapter in Handbook of Public Administration

New publication
Word cloud, Accountability

Conflictual Accountability

Lise H. Rykkja, Kristin Rubecksen and Per Lægreid are co-authors on new article in Administration & Society.

New article
Zuzana Murdoch

How does changes in leadership positions affect staff attitudes?

Zuzana Murdoch co-authors a new article looking at how staff attitudes are affected by changes in top leadership positions.