Stine Hesstvedt

Doctoral Research Fellow - ARENA Centre for European Studies
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Visiting address Sognsveien 68 3rd floor 0855 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1143 Blindern 0318 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Social Sciences (Student)

Academic interests

Hesstvedt's interests include public administration, comparative politics and the role of experts and knowledge in policy-making. Her doctoral project studies the use of public advisory commissions in policy-making, with a particular focus on questions related to political control and politicization. The PhD project is a part of the EUREX project at ARENA.



Hesstvedt holds her MA and BA in Political Science from the University of Oslo. She has also spent a semester on the Master of European Affairs programme at Sciences Po Paris. Prior to joining ARENA, Hesstvedt worked as a research assistant at the Norwegian National Election Study at Institute for Social Research.

Tags: Public administration, Expertise, Quantitative methods, Comparative Politics


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  • Hesstvedt, Stine (2019). Politicization of expert advice? Tracing political control with academic experts on policy inquiry commissions in Norway, 1973-2017.
  • Hesstvedt, Stine & Christiansen, Peter Munk (2019). The Politics of Technocratic Policy-Making.
  • Hesstvedt, Stine (2018). Controlling the Expert? A Study of Norwegian Public Advisory Commissions 1972-2016..
  • Hesstvedt, Stine (2018). Controlling the Experts? A Study of Norwegian Public Inquiry Commissions 1972-2016 (ECPR). Show summary
  • Hesstvedt, Stine (2017). Expertization of Policy Advice: A Cross-Sectoral Analysis..
  • Hesstvedt, Stine & Karlsen, Rune (2017). Stortingskandidater : rapport fra stortingskandidatundersøkelsen 2013. Rapport – Institutt for samfunnsforskning. 2017:05. Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Hesstvedt, Stine (2016). Ideology, Knowledge and Context. A multilevel study of "Political Sophistication" across 21 countries. Master thesis..
  • Aardal, Bernt; Bergh, Johannes & Hesstvedt, Stine (2015). Vinner man valget hvis man vinner flytvelgerne?. Dagsavisen.  ISSN 1503-2892.
  • Kleven, Øyvin; Aardal, Bernt; Bergh, Johannes; Hesstvedt, Stine & Hindenes, Ådne (2015). Valgundersøkelsen 2013. Dokumentasjons- og tabellrapport.

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Published Jan. 17, 2017 2:11 PM - Last modified June 11, 2019 11:44 AM