Seminar with Tobias Bach
Politics and administrative turnover in highly meritocratic systems
Tobias Bach is professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo. He will present a co-authored paper with Jostein Askim (University of Oslo) and Jørgen Grønnegård Christensen (Aarhus University) on the turnover of the most senior officials, the permanent secretaries, in Denmark and Norway from 1970-2020. The paper asks whether political events affect administrative turnover, and whether the connection between political events and administrative turnover is mediated by the presence (Norway) or absence (Denmark) of politically appointed ministerial advisors.