Karl Hagen Bjurstrøm

Doctoral Research Fellow - Department of Political Science
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Phone +47-22855328
Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 31 Eilert Sundts hus blokk B 0851 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1097 Blindern 0317 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Social Sciences (Student)

Academic interests

  • Public Administration
  • Local government
  • Methodology and statistics


  • MA in Political Science, University of Oslo (2013-2015)
  • Multilevel Analysis with Applications, Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis, University of Essex, 2014 
  • BA in Political Science, University of Oslo (2010-2013)



  • Askim, Jostein; Bjurstrøm, Karl Hagen & Kjærvik, Jonas (2019). Quasi-contractual ministerial steering of state agencies: Its intensity, modes, and how agency characteristics matter. International Public Management Journal.  ISSN 1096-7494.  22(3), s 470- 498 . doi: 10.1080/10967494.2018.1547339 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Bjurstrøm, Karl Hagen (2019). How interagency coordination is affected by agency policy autonomy. Public Management Review.  ISSN 1471-9037. . doi: 10.1080/14719037.2019.1679236
  • Schillemans, Thomas & Bjurstrøm, Karl Hagen (2019). Trust and Verification: Balancing Agency and Stewardship Theory in the Governance of Agencies. International Public Management Journal.  ISSN 1096-7494. . doi: 10.1080/10967494.2018.1553807
  • Askim, Jostein; Klausen, Jan Erling; Vabo, Signy Irene & Bjurstrøm, Karl Hagen (2017). Territorial upscaling of local governments: A variable-oriented approach to explaining variance among Western European countries. Local Government Studies.  ISSN 0300-3930.  43(4), s 555- 576 . doi: 10.1080/03003930.2017.1310102 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Bjurstrøm, Karl Hagen & Christensen, Tom (2017). Government Institutions and State Reforms, In Oddbjørn P. Knutsen (ed.),  The Nordic Models in Political Science : Challenged, but Still Viable?.  Fagbokforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-450-2175-2.  Chapter 6.  s 149 - 169
  • Askim, Jostein; Klausen, Jan Erling; Vabo, Signy Irene & Bjurstrøm, Karl Hagen (2016). What Causes Municipal Amalgamation Reform? Rational Explanations Meet western European Experiences, 2004-13, In Sabine Kuhlmann & Geert Bouckaert (ed.),  Local Public Sector Reforms in Times of Crisis: National Trajectories and International Comparisons.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 9781137525475.  4.  s 59 - 79

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