Harald Baldersheim

Professor Emeritus - Department of Political Science
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Mobile phone +4791690434
Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 31 Eilert Sundts hus blokk B 0851 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1097 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic Interests

  • Public policy & administration
  • Local democracy & urban politics
  • European regionalism & integration
  • electronic governance & democracy
  • evaluation of public policy

Courses taught

  • public policy and administration
  • evaluation of public policy
  • electronic government
  • public leadership
  • European regionalism


  • PhD London School of Economics and Political Science 1977,
  • professor at the University of Bergen 1977 (chair in public administration and organization theory) 
  • director of the Norwegian Institute of Urban and Regional Research (Oslo) 1982-85,
  • coordinator of research at the Norwegian Centre for Research in Organization and Management 1987-95
  • professor at the University of Oslo 1995 (Department of Political Science).

 Research projects

  • The Demanding Citizen (with professor Lawrence Rose, here)
  • Local Democracy and municipal autonomy (with professors Eivind Smith, Tore Hansen, Lawrence Rose et al.) 
  • Municipal managers (with associate professors Morten Øgård and Are Vegard Haug, University of Agder)
  • The Governance of Small states in Turbulent Times. A comparison of Norway and Slovakia (with associate professor Elisabeth Bakke, here, and associate professor Jozef Batora, Institute of European Studies, Comenius University, Bratislava)
  • Local Services in Transition (with professor em. Hellmut Wollmann, Humboldt Universität Berlin, and professor Gérard Marcou, Université de Paris I -Pantheon, Sorbonne)


Published Sep. 21, 2010 1:11 PM - Last modified Aug. 5, 2021 9:03 AM


No ongoing projects