Public commissions are intrinsic to the Norwegian political system, but the procedures for member selection are unclear. Based on existing research on public commissions and knowledge utilisation, Simen Andreas Nefstad Grinden questions how and why commission members are selected.
In this report, Marte Lund Saga analyses the social networks of Norwegian official advisory commissions. By using Social Network Analysis, she looks at changes in the network over time and asks whether experts have gained an increased influence over Norwegian policymaking.
Eva Krick, Johan Christensen and Cathrine Holst are published in Science and Public Policy with an article on modern governance and the case of temporary policy advisory committees in Norway.
Johan Christensen analyses appointments and citation patterns in Norwegian advisory commissions in economic policy over the last 45 years in the journal Policy Sciences.
In the newly published The Power of Economists within the State, EUREX project coordinator Johan Christensen uses comparative case studies of New Zealand, Ireland, Norway, and Denmark to show how the influence of economists affected the extent to which each nation adopted market-oriented tax policies.