Karin Fossheim

PhD candidate
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Mobile phone +47 916 65 581
Visiting address Oslo Science Park Gaustadalleen 21 0349 Oslo
Postal address Institute of Transport Economics Gaustadalleen 21 0349 Oslo

Funding and collaboration

The PhD investigates the democratic quality, mainly representation, of governance networks in Norwegian local policy-making. It is funded by the National Research Council as part of the project "Digitalisation of Freight Deliveries and Collaborative Public Sector Innovation" (DIGIN) lead by the Institute of Transport Economics (TOI).

Academic interests

  • Public policy and administration
  • Local democracy
  • Governance networks
  • Representation

Courses taught

OADM2100 - Managing and leading public organizations



PhD representative PhD program Council at the Faculty of Social Science 

Tags: Public Policy and Administration, Democracy, Governance, Representation


  • Fossheim, Karin & Andersen, Jardar (2022). The consequences of institutional design on collaborative arrangements’ power to influence urban freight policymaking. Case Studies on Transport Policy. ISSN 2213-624X. 10(2), p. 1325–1331. doi: 10.1016/j.cstp.2022.04.017.
  • Fossheim, Karin (2022). How can non-elected representatives secure democratic representation? Policy & Politics. ISSN 0305-5736. 50(2), p. 243–260. doi: 10.1332/030557321X16371011677734.
  • Fossheim, Karin (2021). The Responsibility of an Audience: Assessing the Legitimacy of Non-elected Representatives in Governance Networks. Representation. ISSN 0034-4893. p. 1–17. doi: 10.1080/00344893.2021.1933150. Full text in Research Archive
  • Bjørgen, Astrid ; Fossheim, Karin & Macharis, Cathy (2021). How to build stakeholder participation in collaborative urban freight planning. Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning. ISSN 0264-2751. 112. doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2021.103149. Full text in Research Archive
  • Fossheim, Karin (2020). Local State-Society Relations in Norway. In Teles, Filipe; Gendzwill, Adam; Stanus, Cristina & Heinelt, Hubert (Ed.), Close Ties in European Local Governance : Linking Local State and Society. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 978-3-030-44794-6. p. 275–288. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-44794-6_19.
  • Ørving, Tale & Fossheim, Karin (2019). 11 - Public sector facilitation of cargo bike operations to improve city logistics. In Coppola, Pierluigi & Esztergár-Kiss, Domokos (Ed.), Autonomous Vehicles and Future Mobility. Elsevier. ISSN 9780128176962. p. 141–154. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-817696-2.00011-1.
  • Fossheim, Karin & Andersen, Jardar (2017). Plan for sustainable urban logistics – comparing between Scandinavian and UK practices. European Transport Research Review. ISSN 1867-0717. 9(52). doi: 10.1007/s12544-017-0270-8. Full text in Research Archive

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  • Bjørgen, Astrid ; Fossheim, Karin & Macharis, Cathy (2018). Criteria for successful stakeholder participation in collaborative urban mobility planning.

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