Public Administration Theory
Studying the government and organisation of society
Departing from key concepts such as power, democracy, government and ethics, the members of this research group studies a range of different political processes, mainly in a Swedish context but also with an international outlook.
This group brings together researchers in political science and law, based in Lund, Malmö, Göteborg and Växjö. Past and present research projects deal with overarching themes such as marketisation, depoliticisation, juridification, projectification, Europeanisation and bureaucratisation - focusing on, amongst other things, New Public Management, health care reform, expert rule, climate politics, social investment funds, the European social fund, self-driving cars and artificial intelligence.
Public administration takes place at all political levels - international, national, regional and local, in democracies as well as authoritarian regimes. Also, issues of government and organisation cannot be limited to the public sector but are also relevant in private companies and civil society. Therefore, we are open to new members from a wide range of research fields and disciplines to take part in our activities.
Contact: Dalia Mukhtar-Landgren (dalia [dot] mukhtar-landgren [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se)
- Back to work? Sick people ́s experiences of Swedish sick insurance politics. Researchers: Niklas Altermark. Funding: Forte.
- Bending the bars of the iron cage: Bureaucracy and the politics of administrative simplification. Researchers: Linda Nyberg. Funding: Forte.
- Does sustainable mobility require new roles for urban planning? Researcher: Dalia Mukhtar-Landgren. Funding: K2.
- Energy-efficient Smart Mobility needs governance tools supporting Shared Mobility. Researcher: Dalia Mukhtar-Landgren. Funding: Swedish Energy Agency.
- Expected leave? The impact of health providers' and social security officers' approaches on well-being and work ability among patients with chronic pain. Researchers: Stina Melander, Emma Bäck, Hanna Bäck, Tove Lundberg, Marie Gustafsson Sendén. Funding: Afa försäkring.
- Ideological bureaucracy – Swedish and Spanish implementation of the gender equality objectives within the European Social Fund (ESF) 2007-2014. Researchers: Vanja Carlsson. PhD project.
- Illiberal Deliberation. Communist Regime Travel Regulations During the Cold War. Researcher: Astrid Hedin. Funding: Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation.
- Pilots for transforming the transport sector through energy efficient buildings. Researcher: Dalia Mukhtar-Landgren. Funding: Swedish Energy Agency.
- The Citizen as Customer - How are the social rights of elderly people affected by privatisations? Researchers: Mirjam Katzin. PhD project.
- Utilizing situated knowledge: Social investments as instruments for local government and organization? Researchers: Mats Fred, Patrik Hall, Dalia Mukhtar-Landgren, Kettil Nordesjö. Funding: Forte.
Researchers in the group
- Altermark, Niklas
- Bergström, Tomas
- Carlsson, Vanja, Ph.D. Candidate, School of public administration, Gothenburg
- Chaib, Josef
- Fred, Mats
- Gusic, Ivan
- Gustafsson, Sofie, University of Gothenburg
- Hedin, Astrid
- Hedlund, Maria
- Hildingsson, Roger
- Katzin, Mirjam, Ph.D. Candidate, Law Department
- Knaggård, Åsa
- Kylsäter, Mikael
- Lennhag, Mi
- Melander, Stina
- Mukhtar-Landgren, Dalia
- Nyberg, Linda
- Rosén Sundström, Malena
- Schulman, Sarah
- Stripple, Johannes
- Stubbergaard, Ylva