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Birgitta Niklasson

Senior lecturer

Birgitta Niklasson
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 5844

Room number: B508
Postal Address: Box 711, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 41123 Göteborg

Department of Political Science (More Information)
Box 711
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 411 23 Göteborg

About Birgitta Niklasson

Research Interests

  • Steering, control, and autonomy of the public administration, with a special focus on the balance between democracy and professionalism, politicians and civil servants
  • Carrers in politics and civil service
  • Gender in politics and public administration

Ongoing Research

Birgitta Niklasson is leading a research project financed by FAS. The reserach projects focuses on the roles of political appointees in the policy processes at the Swedish and the Danish government offices. Other researchers in the project are Prof. Peter Munk Christiansen and Ph.D. Patrik Öhberg.

Niklasson is also in the process of finishing a postdoc project financed by VR. The postdoc was carried out in close collaboration with COBRA. The study is based on a comparative survey directed to a large number of Swedish agencies, but that has also been carried out in several countires all over the world. The survey questions regard the steering, control, and autonomy of public agencies. 


  • Public administration
  • Research methods


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The role of agencies in policy-making
Tobias Bach, Birgitta Niklasson, Martin Painter
Policy and Society, Journal article 2012
Journal article

Ministerbetjening i Sverige
Birgitta Niklasson, Peter Munk
Administrativ Debat, Magazine article 2012
Magazine article

Birgitta Niklasson
Government agencies : practices and lessons from 30 countries / edited by Koen Verhoest ... [et al.]., Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmilan, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book


Myndigheters externa relationer. En fråga om kvinnligt och manligt ledarskap?
Birgitta Niklasson
Politica - Tidsskrift for politisk videnskab, Journal article 2010
Journal article

New Public Management and Creativity. A Comparative Analysis
Birgitta Niklasson, Morten Balle Hansen
Paper presented at the COST meeting in Cluj, Conference contribution 2010
Conference contribution

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