The Automated Administration: Governance of ADM in the public sector

Project: Research

Project Details


Combining theoretical, empirical and legal approaches, this four-year multidisciplinary research programme studies and analyses how good public governance can be achieved despite challenges associated with increased automation and AI systems in public decision-making. The programme focuses on Sweden and Finland, two countries with similar administrative foundations as well as forerunners in digitalisation. Led by the AI-focused socio-legal scholar Stefan Larsson, the programme spans the universities of Lund, Helsinki, Uppsala, and Södertörn, is tightly linked to vibrant Nordic research networks and includes reference group members from key national public authorities in Finland and Sweden.
Short titleThe Automated Administration
Effective start/end date2022/08/012026/07/31

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University (lead)
  • University of Helsinki (Joint applicant)
  • Uppsala University (Joint applicant)
  • Södertörn University (Joint applicant)
  • Swedish Tax Agency (Project partner)
  • Swedish public Employment Service (Project partner)
  • The Finnish Chancellor of Justice (Project partner)
  • Research Institute for Sustainable AI (RISAI) (Joint applicant)

UKÄ subject classification

  • Law and Society
  • Law (excluding Law and Society)
  • Ethics
  • Information Studies

Free keywords

  • AI in the public sector
  • good governance
  • transparency
  • AI ethics
  • AI governance
  • accountability
  • fairness in AI
  • Automated decision-making
  • ADM
  • decision-support
  • trust