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Lise Hellebø¸ Rykkja has a PhD in administration and organizational theory from the University of Bergen in 2008. Her research experience and interests covers the study of public management and administration, in particular central administration, comparative administrative policy, administrative reform, management policy and institutional change in Norway and Western Europe. This covers organizational and institutional theory, specialization and coordination within the public sector, multi level governance, risk and crisis management, internal security and climate change policies. Rykkjas doctoral thesis analysed and identified central characteristics of food safety regulation and policies in four European Countries and the EU.

Lise Hellebø Rykkja has her main position at University of Bergen, where she coordinates til EU project: TROPICO – Transforming into Open, Innovative and Collaborative Governments



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  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per; Rykkja, Lise H. Reforming the Norwegian Police Between Structure and Culture. Community or Emergency Police?. 2016.
  • Greve, Carsten; Lægreid, Per; Rykkja, Lise H. A Nordic Administrative Reform Model seen from the top - active reformers and high performing public administrations. 2016.
  • Jahnsen, Synnøve Økland; Rykkja, Lise H. Coordinating for Analytical and Punitive Capacity: The Case of Work-related Crime in Norway. 2018.
  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per; Rykkja, Lise H. How to Balance Individual Rights and Societal Security? The View of Civil Servants. 2017.
  • Christensen, Dag Arne; Aars, Jacob; Rykkja, Lise H. Counterterrorist legislation and beliefs in democracy: A longitudinal study. 2017.
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