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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.

Mats Fred
E-post: mats [dot] fred [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

 

Spring 2022


January 19, at 09.00-11.00 (Zoom)
Innovation Resistance. Moving beyond dominant framings
Helena Fornstedt from Uppsala University
Notice of interest: Mats Fred (mats [dot] fred [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se)


April 26, at 14.00-16.00

Seminar with Eva Edström Fors ’Relationen mellan stat och kommun och riktade statsbidrag’ 

Plats: St Algatan hörsal (auditorium): Stora Algatan 4, Lund

Register participation to: mats [dot] fred [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se


May 5, at 12.15-13.15
Place: We will meet in the Large conference room at Eden (Lund University). There will be a possibility to join-in via zoom.

We have a joint session with the Development studies group related to the theme Projectification (the increasing reliance on projects and other temporary modes of organizing). This will be a seminar based on the readings of two-three articles that thigh issues related to development studies together with issues related to public administration.


May 23, at 14.00-16.00

Kommunalt handlingsutrymme i digitaliserad socialtjänst: Fallet automatiserat beslutsfattande | Svetnet

Detta KEFU-seminarium handlar om hur automatiserat beslutsfattande påverkar kommunala aktörers handlingsutrymme, med avstamp i exemplet socialtjänst och socialt arbete. Seminariet ingår i KEFU:s seminarieserie ”den kommunala demokratin i förändring”.  

Medverkande: Lupita Svensson (Fil. Dr) är forskare i social arbete vid Lunds universitet och har sedan 2015 forskat om socialtjänst och digitalisering i flera forskningsprojekt, ofta i nära samarbete med fältet.

Plats: St Algatan hörsal (auditorium): Stora Algatan 4, Lund

Anmälan till: mats [dot] fred [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se