The course Organization Theory Approaches to the Study of Public Policy and Administration (STV9411) aims at giving an overview of some organization theory approaches and their application in empirical research. One key focus is on explaining organizational and institutional change. Another is on the effects of organizational and institutional change. How do organizations’ structure, institutionalization, demography and locus affect actual decision-making behaviour and governance processes? What are the design implications? Empirical examples are mainly drawn from the executive branch of government at the supranational, national and subnational level.
The course is open to doctoral students in political science and related disciplines.
- Morten Egeberg, Department of Political Science and ARENA – Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo