Democracy, Effectiveness and Identity

Monday, 11 July 2016: 11:00
Location: Hörsaal 6A P (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
Oral Presentation
Hans Petter SAND, University of Agder, Norway
Interpretation og the concepts of democracy, effectiveness and creation of identity were central concepts in the research program "Ledelse, organisasjon og styring" ("leadership,organization and givernment") funded by the Norwegian government and conducted from 1987 until 1996. With a point of departure in these concepts, the end report present trends that implies siginficant challenges to the Norwegian system of government; increased plurality in the ways public administration is organized, increased  plurality in and between democratic institutions and a greater degree of competion between institutions in society.

The background for the establishment of this research program was an understanding that good organization and leadership is a condition that Norway can maintain and further develop a varied business life and a well founded welfare state. The evaluation of this research program will be the topic of my paper.