About this person

Dr.Philos. Per Lægreid has his degree in political science from the Department of Administration and Organization Theory at the University of Bergen 1990. He has his main position as a professor at the University of Bergen.

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Studies of public administration, public management from a broad institutional perspective combining political science and organizational studies.  Empirical studies of institutional changes  of central government organizations, democratic governance, administrative reform, welfare state reforms, internal security and crisis management and administrative policy in a domestic and comparative perspective. A special focus on New Public Management reforms in the public sector as well as post-NPM reform initiatives, regulatory policy arrangements, studies of multi-level governance systems and studies of accountability challenges and coordination problems, governance capacity and legitimacy in ’wicked’ policy areas.

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  • Lægreid, Per; Rubecksen, Kristin Administrative reforms and accountability relations in the welfare states. Comparing Health and Labour Administration in Norway, Denmark and Germany. Uni Rokkan Centre 2014. 35 pages
  • Neby, Simon; Lægreid, Per; Mattei, Paola; Mitra, Mahima same cheat, different wrapping: DRG scandals and accountability in Germany and Norway. Uni Research, Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies 2013. 28 pages Rokkansenteret Notat(4-2013)
  • Neby, Simon; Lægreid, Per Gaming the system and accountability relations: Negative side-effects of activity based funding in the Norwegian hospital system. Uni Rokkansenteret 2012. 32 pages Rokkansenteret Notat(10)
  • Christensen, Dag Arne; Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per; Midtbø, Tor Working across boundaries: Collegial administration in central government - scope, variation and effects. Uni Rokkansenteret 2010. 31 pages Rokkansenteret Notat(8)
  • Lægreid, Per; Stenby, Olle Europeanization and Transnational Networks. a study of the Norwegian Competetion Authority. Hebrew University Jerusalem 2010. 38 pages
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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.
  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per; Rykkja, Lise H. How to Balance Individual Rights and Societal Security? The View of Civil Servants. 2017.
  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per; Rykkja, Lise H. How to Balance individual rights and societal Security? The view of civil servants. 2017.
  • Lægreid, Per; Rolland, Vidar Departementsendringar og regjeringsskifte 1946-2015. Politis design eller robuste byråkrati?. 2016.
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