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David Feltenius

My general research interests concerns 'the politics of aging', central-local government relations and privatizations in the welfare municipality. For a full presentation, please see below!

Works at

Affiliation
Associate professor at Department of Political Science
Location
Samhällsvetarhuset, plan 5, Umeå universitet, B5 12 37 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

For a full presentation

Please see my CV (pdf)

Research interests

Local and regional government, politics of aging and civil society organizations.

Firstly, local and regional government includes several subtopics such as marketization in the local welfare municipality; central-local government relations, the debate and process on creating larger regions in Sweden; local democracy in constitutional policy; and the role played by negotiated agreements within Swedish health care. What do new modes of governing with the markets as a model imply for local democracy? How has central-local government relations developed in the country and what is the role played by local government associations in this respect? How has the debate on regions developed in the country and what is the role played by different stakeholders such as parties and organized interests? How has local government and the principle of local self-government developed in the Swedish constitution? Which are the implications of negotiated agreements within health care for local self-government?

Secondly, 'the politics of aging' includes several subtopics such as public policy targeting older people, participation and representation of older people in politics and society and the role played by organized interests. Among the subtopics being dealt with here is the role played by organizations for older people in the shaping of welfare policy in Sweden (i.e. public pensions, housing allowance and elderly care).

Thirdly, research on civil society organizations has, among other things, touched on the issue of organizations and active citizenship. What does active citizenship imply for the future of civil society? Research on civil society organizations has also touched on the issue of marketization and its implications for civil society's participation and influence in decision-making processes.

Scientific assignments
Assignment as an opponent on a doctoral dissertation, external opponent for six trial defences at various universities, chairman of the grading committee and member of grading committees.

Reviewer for different international journals such as 'European Journal of Political Research', 'Governance', 'Public Policy and Administration', 'Scandinavian Political Studies', 'International Political Science Review', International Journal of Public Administration', 'Journal of Civil Society', and 'Local Government Studies'.

Administrative experience
Program Manager, bachelor program in public administration (Politices kandidatprogrammet), Umeå University. The work as program manager includes assignments such as chairing the program council (teachers and student representatives) which is subordinated to the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Chairman of the expert group for evaluation of the Political Science program, Lund University (2019). 

External expert for various employments as lecturer in political science. 

Third Stream Activities
External lecturer on topics related to Swedish politics and administration. More specifically, previous lectures have been about e.g. "municipal autonomy", "civil society" and "marketization". See CV for more information!

Assignments in the media as a commentator in radio, TV and the daily press. The comments have mainly been about local politics and administration, but also on the political development at the central level. See CV for more information!

Secretary of the Swedish Political Science Assoctaion (SWEPSA) during 2016/2017. The organization was established in the early 1970s and aims to promote cooperation and contacts between the country's various academic environments in the subject of Political Science.

Teaching experience
My teaching experience covers many subdisciplines of political science: Political theory, politics and administration, international relations, European Union studies and policy analysis. Besides, I have been supervising and examining student essays on different levels. A selection of courses is listed below. A full presentation of my teaching is available in my CV.

Political Science, A-level: Political Theory: 7,5 credits
Political Science, A-level: International Politics: 7,5 credits
Political Science, A-level: Politics and administration in Sweden and the EU: 7,5 credits
Political Science, B-level: EU, power and democracy: 7,5 credits
Political Science, B-level: Methods: 7,5 credits
Political Science, B-level: Policy analysis: 7,5 credits
Political Science, C-level: Undergraduate thesis, 10 credits
Political Science, master program: Administrative procedures, 15 credits

Public Management Review
Feltenius, David; Wide, Jessika
Close ties in European local governance: linking local state and society, Palgrave Macmillan 2021 : 353-366
Lidström, Anders; Feltenius, David
Statsvetenskapliga institutionens skriftserie, 3
Feltenius, David
Journal of Civil Society, Routledge 2019, Vol. 15, (3) : 230-248
Feltenius, David; Wide, Jessika
Snabbtänkt: reflektioner från valet 2018 av ledande forskare, Sundsvall: DEMICOM, Mittuniversitetet 2018 : 75-75
Feltenius, David
Promoting active citizenship: markets and choice in Scandinavian welfare, Cham: Springer 2017 : 117-157
Feltenius, David
The Oxford handbook of Swedish politics, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2016 : 383-398
Feltenius, David
Scandinavian Political Studies, Wiley-Blackwell 2016, Vol. 39, (1) : 95-114
Feltenius, David
Statsvetenskapliga institutionens skriftserie, 1/2016
Wide, Jessika; Feltenius, David
Local Government Studies, Taylor & Francis Group 2015, Vol. 41, (2) : 301-319
Feltenius, David
Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, Fahlbeckska stiftelsen 2015, Vol. 117, (4) : 95-123
Feltenius, David; Wide, Jessika
När förvaltning blir business: marknadiseringens utmaningar för demokratin och välfärdsstaten, Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press 2013 : 209-228
Feltenius, David
Offentlig Förvaltning. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, Gothenburg: School of Public Administration, University of Gothenburg 2013, Vol. 17, (2) : 147-150
Feltenius, David
Nordisk kommunforskning: En forskningsöversikt med 113 projekt
Feltenius, David
Nordisk kommunforskning: En forskningsöversikt med 113 projekt
Feltenius, David
Nordisk kommunforskning: En forskningsöversikt med 113 projekt
Feltenius, David
Nordisk kommunforskning: En forskningsöversikt med 113 projekt
Feltenius, David
Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, Vol. 113, (3) : 291-312
Feltenius, David
XVI Nordiska statsvetarkongressen (NOPSA), Åbo Akademi, Vasa 9-12 augusti 2011
Feltenius, David
Offentlig förvaltning: Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, Gothenburg: School of Public Administration, University of Gothenburg 2010, Vol. 14, (3-4) : 61-85
Feltenius, David
XIX Nordiska Kommunforskarkonferensen, Syddansk universitet, Odense, 25-27 november 2010
Feltenius, David
Flernivåstyrning: framgångsfaktorer för kommuner, regioner och staten
Feltenius, David
Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Taylor & Francis 2008, Vol. 10, (1) : 29-46
Feltenius, David
Kommunal ekonomi och politik, Vol. 12, (2)
Feltenius, David
Journal of European Social Policy, Vol. 17, (2)
Feltenius, David
GERUM, Kulturgeografisk arbetsrapport
Feltenius, David; Rönnberg, Linda
Det civila samhället som forskningsfält, Gidlunds förlag, Hedemora 2006 : -
Feltenius, David
Statsvetenskapliga institutionens skriftserie, 2004: 5
Feltenius, David