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Carl Dahlström


Carl Dahlström
+46 31 786 5995

Room number: B544
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 Carl Dahlström

Carl Dahlström is professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, and director of the Quality of Government Institute

He has been a visiting scholar at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, Centre d'études européennes/Center for European Studies, Sciences Po, Paris, Merton College, University of Oxford, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, and Stockholm Center for Organizational Research, Stockholm University.

Area of interests
His research is concerned with comparative and historical perspectives on public administration, administrative reforms and welfare state policymaking. He has also studied Swedish immigrant policy and anti-immigrant parties.

Current research
Dahlström’s most recent work is on the effects of bureaucratic institutions – such as the terms of employment for key bureaucrats – on corruption, efficiency and the quality of welfare services in a comparative perspective.

Teaching and tutoring
Dahlström is, or has been, supervising five graduate students: Elin Bergman (PhD, 2019) (main supervisor); Frida Boräng (PhD, 2013) (main supervisor); Rasmus Broms (PhD, 2016) (main supervisor); Mikael Holmgren (PhD, 2017) (main supervisor); and Christina Ribbhagen (PhD, 2013) (assistant supervisor).

Papers and publications
Dahlström’s papers have appeared or are due to appear in American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics; Comparative Political Studies; Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, British Journal of Political Science; and many other international journals.

He is the co-author of the monograph Organizing Leviathan (with Victor Lapuente) (Cambridge University Press), and is the co-editor of Elites, Institutions, and the Quality of Government (with Lena Wängnerud) (Palgrave) and Steering from the Centre: Strengthening Political Control in Western Democracies (with B. Guy Peters and Jon Pierre) (University of Toronto Press). He has also contributed to the International Encyclopedia of Political Science (Sage) and the Routledge Handbook of Political Corruption (Routledge) and is section editor in the Handbook of Public Administration (Sage, second edition) and the Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politics (Oxford University Press).

For a full list of publications see Dahlström’s CV.

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Political Appointments and Agency Spending
Carl Dahlström, Anders Sundell
Southern Political Science Association annual meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 7-9 2016, Conference paper 2016
Conference paper

The Link between Appointments and Appropriations in the Politics of Administrative Design
Carl Dahlström, Mikael Holmgren
the 2016 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Philadelphia, PA, September 1-4, Conference paper 2016
Conference paper


Expert Survey on the Quality of Government in Russia’s Regions
Marina Nistotskaya, Anna Khakhunova, Carl Dahlström
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Working paper 2015
Working paper

The QoG Expert Survey II Report
Carl Dahlström, Jan Teorell, Stefan Dahlberg, Felix Hartmann, Annika Lindberg et al.
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Report 2015

Policy making in Sweden
Carl Dahlström
In Pierre, Jon (ed), The Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politics., Oxford, Oxford University Press, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

How Institutions Constrain Elites from Destructive Behavior
Carl Dahlström, Lena Wängnerud
Elites, Institutions, and the Quality of Government, Basingstoke, UK, Palgrave Macmillan, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Democratic and professional accountability
Carl Dahlström, Victor Lapuente
Elites, Institutions, and the Quality of Government, Basingstoke, UK, Palgrave Macmillan, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

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