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Main research or teaching areas

• Leadership in the public sector.
• Local democracy.
• Organizational theory.

Current research and teaching

I work within the research program Contested administrations: Conflict resolution and the improvement of democracy, funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR). My main interest is to investigate the role of public administration/civil servants in transforming conficts in cities with a violent past. I am Co-director in the EGPA study group on "Local governance and democracy". Within this framweork my interest is foremost to study the conditions for local autonomy. I teach the introduction  course of the Master programme in political science and a leadership course in the Master programme in Welfare Policies and Management (WPM). I am chairman in the steering committee of this programme.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences
  • Political Science


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