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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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Krisuppgörelsen och tjänstemannainflytande
Carl Dahlström
Reform. Förändring och tröghet i välfärdsstaterna, Chapter in book 2009
Chapter in book

Styrning i Danmark och Sverige – de statliga budgetprocesserna 1976–2006
Carl Dahlström
Samhällsstyrning i förändring, Chapter in book 2009
Chapter in book

The Bureaucratic Politics of Welfare State Crisis: Sweden in the 1990s
Carl Dahlström
Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institution , Journal article 2009
Journal article


Effects of Politicization on Welfare State Policies: Comparing Policy Impacts of Politically Appointed Officials in 18 Mature Democracies
Carl Dahlström
Presented at the biannual meeting of the Council for European Studies, Chicago, USA, March 6—8 2008. , Conference contribution 2008
Conference contribution

Do you believe me? Incentive systems in the public sector
Carl Dahlström
Presented at the conference New Public Management and the Quality of Government, co-sponsored by IPSA’s standing group The Structure and Organization of Government and The Quality of Government Institute, Gothenburg November 13-15 2008, Conference contribution 2008
Conference contribution

Who Takes the Hit? Ministerial Advisers and the Distribution of Welfare State Cuts
Carl Dahlström
Presented at the Ratio Colloquium for Young Social Scientists, Stockholm, Sweden, August 22-23 2008 and the annual meeting of the Swedish Political Science Association, Uppsala, Sweden September 26-27 2008. , Conference paper 2008
Conference paper

New Public Management as a Trust Problem. Explaining Cross-country Differences in the Adoption of Performance-related Pay in the Public Sector
Carl Dahlström, Victor Lapuente
Presented at ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Rennes, France, April 11—16 2008 and the Quality of Government Institute Conference, Björkö, Sweden, June 9-10 2008, Conference paper 2008
Conference paper

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