Trym Nohr Fjørtoft

Doctoral Research Fellow
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Mobile phone +47 46 74 79 36
Visiting address Gaustadalléen 30A Floor UE 0373 Oslo
Postal address ARENA Centre for European Studies P. O. Box 1143 Blindern N-0318 Oslo

Academic interests

Fjørtoft's PhD project examines the tension between expertise and democracy in European agencies as part of the REFLEX project.


Trym Nohr Fjørtoft holds an MA in Political Science and a BA in International Studies from the University of Oslo. He was an exchange student at the Freie Universität Berlin, with a personal mobility grant from E.ON Ruhrgas, in 2012–2013 and a visiting researcher at the European University Institute in Florence in 2020. Fjørtoft has also been a seminar teacher in Political Philosophy and Introduction to Political Science at the University of Oslo. 


Fjørtoft is part of the project Democracy and Expert Rule: The Quest for Reflexive Legitimacy (REFLEX), funded by Research Council Norway. 

See his personal website for more information. 

Tags: Democracy, Expertise, Legitimacy, European Union


  • Fjørtoft, Trym Nohr & Michailidou, Asimina (2021). Beyond expertise: the public construction of legitimacy for EU agencies. Political Research Exchange (PRX). 3(1), p. 1–27. doi: 10.1080/2474736X.2021.2018266. Full text in Research Archive
  • Fjørtoft, Trym Nohr (2020). More power, more control: The legitimizing role of expertise in Frontex after the refugee crisis. Regulation & Governance. ISSN 1748-5983. doi: 10.1111/rego.12373. Full text in Research Archive

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Published Sep. 19, 2016 2:25 PM - Last modified Dec. 16, 2021 1:12 PM


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