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!
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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.
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'.
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.
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