Dalia Mukhtar-LandgrenSenior 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.
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