Students need to fulfil the admission requirements for the PhD specialisation in Public Administration.
Students should attain a comprehensive overview of the concept of governance, both with respect to the concept’s theorizing and its appearances in public organisations. Students should also be able to apply concepts of governance to analyse empirical cases and to outline research strategies in studies of governance.
Review of governance literature in public administration and public policy
Theories of governance, emphasizing institutional accounts
Type I: Networked governance
Type II: Multilevel governance
Instruction will comprise:
Workshop given by lecturers and guest lecturers
Student presentations of their research papers
Feedback of each student's paper
Assessment methods and criteria
Students will be assessed based on a term paper (~6-7000 words).
The PhD programme manager, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.
Type of course
Level of course
Year of study
Normally first year
Name of lecturer
Contact professor Jarle Trondal - programme coordinator for information