Dalia Mukhtar-Landgren

Senior Lecturer


My research interests are urban planning, municipal development planning and the roles of projects and projectification in public administration. I am also broadly interested in critical public administration studies and issues related to power and governing in local politics. I received by doctorate in 2012 when I defended my thesis Planning for progress and the Community (2012). In my dissertation I tracked and problematised two prominent ideas or norms in planning thinking – the notion of ​​progress and and the ideal of community. In a second step I examined how these two ideas were expressed in urban renewal processes in Malmö between 1994-2004.

Today I am involved in two research projects. The first is Collaboration and autonomy in public administration which is funded by the Swedish Research Council. Within this project, I investigate the organization of EU-funded development projects (ESF projects) and how these affect the perception of policy, accountability and civil service roles in a municipal development context. I am also interested in the EU's so-called "social dimension", and how it affects standards of Swedish public administration.

The second research project IRIMS also concerns municipal development planning, but with a focus on sustainable public transport. Here I examine the institutional conditions for the emergence of so-called Integrated Mobility Services (IMS) as a part of MaaS (Mobility-as-a-Service). More specifically I am engaged in the studies of how the municipality can navigate in collaboration efforts with public and private actors in the municipal development planning. Through this project I will also be affiliated member of K2, The Swedish Knowledge Centre for Public Transport.


I have taught at all levels of courses on Swedish politics and administration, normative theory and critical theory in a broad sense.

Recent research outputs

Dalia Mukhtar-Landgren & Smith, G., 2019 Jun 28, In : European Transport Research Review. 11, 1, 32.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Smith, G., Sarasini, S., Karlsson, M., Dalia Mukhtar-Landgren & Sochor, J., 2018 Sep 1, The Governance of Smart Transportation Systems: Towards new organizational structures for the development of shared, automated, electric and integrated mobility. Finger, M. & Audouin, M. (eds.). Springer, p. 169-188 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Stig Montin, Maria Strömvik & Dalia Mukhtar-Landgren, 2018 Aug 28, In : Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift. 120, 5, p. 5-12 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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