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.

Coordinator:

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

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

Only for Ph.D.students.

Teaching

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.

Examination

Paper of 4000 - 8000 words

Grading scale

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

Explanations and appeals

It is recommended to request an explanation of your grade before you decide to appeal.

Appeal

Explanation

The deadline to request an explanation is one week after the grade is published. For oral and practical examinations, the deadline is immediately after you have received your grade.

The explanation should normally be given within two weeks after you have asked for it. The examiner decides whether the explanation is to be given in writing or verbally.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

PhD

Teaching

Autumn 2011

Examination

Autumn 2011

Teaching language

English