This research is concerned in particular with political institutions and processes, the organisation and control of public administration, reforms, and the initiation and evaluation of public policy.
In 2016, we looked at:
- The population growth, level of employment rates, and creation of wealth in small and medium-sized urban regions in Norway, with an emphasis on the city’s economic history, the skills and capabilities of workforce, and the connection to the R&D environments.
- The Norwegian management regime’s contribution to reducing the level of conflict between the oil industry and the fisheries off the Norwegian coast.
- Coordination and management of Norwegian and Danish healthcare services.
- The role of NGOs in social welfare state policy.
- The relationship between elected representatives, government/public administration, and the organised interests.