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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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Agency Autonomy and Administrative Reform. A Swedish Case study
Birgitta Niklasson, Jon Pierre
Paper presented at the EGPA conference in Toulouse, Conference contribution 2010
Conference contribution


The Structures of Creativity
Birgitta Niklasson
Presented at the EGOS Colloquium in Barcelona, July 2-4. , Conference contribution 2009
Conference contribution

Knowledge in Strategic Environmental Assessmen
Kara Davies, Birgitta Niklasson
Presented at the ECPR General Conference at Potsdam, September 10-12, Conference contribution 2009
Conference contribution

Rätten att fatta dåliga beslut
Birgitta Niklasson
Fronesis, Magazine article 2009
Magazine article


Myndigheter som norm- och policyproducenter
Birgitta Niklasson
Papper presenterat vid Score, Stockholms Universitet, den 8 maj 2008, Conference contribution 2008
Conference contribution

Contact Capital as a Source of Power
Birgitta Niklasson
ECPR-konferensen i Helsingfors, workshop 12, den 7-12 mars 2008, Conference contribution 2008
Conference contribution

Den politiska eliten
Birgitta Niklasson
Mellan folkhem och Europa, Malmö, Liber, Chapter in book 2008
Chapter in book

National Case Study Report – Sweden: SEA Gothenburg and PM10 Gothenburg.
Marcia Grimes, Birgitta Niklasson, Ylva Norén Bretzer
Deliverable for EU Sixth Framework Programme project entitled Governance for Sustainability , Conference contribution 2008
Conference contribution


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