This course is discontinued

STV9410 – Multi-level Governance

Course content

It has often been argued that the nation-state is both too small and too large for relevant collective problem-solving. Consequently, we might have seen for some time a hollowing out of the nation-state; authority being reallocated upward to supranational institutions, downward to regional and local bodies and even sideways to non-governmental organisations. Although the argument is highly contested as regards its empirical consequences, it has, nevertheless, contributed to putting multi-level governance high on the research agenda of political science. By bringing together a group of scholars with expertise on various levels of governance, the purpose of this course is to shed light on the phenomenon’s meaning, origin, organization, actual practicing and power relationships, and policy implications. The course will cover the EU, national, regional and local level of governance from a multi-level perspective and within an organisational theory framework.


Professor Morten Egeberg, Department of Political Science and ARENA Centre for European
Studies, University of Oslo


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Only for Ph.D.students.


A detailed Course plan and Literature will be posted here in spring 2010.

Site: Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, Blindern Campus, Eilert Sundt’s Building,
Street address: Molkte Moes vei 31.


Paper of 4000 - 8000 words

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Facts about this course






Autumn 2011


Autumn 2011

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