Professor in Political Science 2011.
Head of Department 2015- 2018.
Chairmen of the Swedish Political Science Association 2009-2011.
Vice Chairmen of the Swedish Political Science Association 2005-2009.
Board Member of the Nordic Political Science Association 2006-2011.
Awarded one of the Vincent Wright Memorial Prizes "for significant contribution to comparative European politics", by the West European Politics, 2005.
Awarded the 29th Harold D. Lasswell Prize in 2015.
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PerOla Öberg's research interests include Public Administration, Interest Groups, Corporatism, Lobbying, Industrial Relations, Trust, and Deliberation. His main current interests concern Expertise and Public Policy, Civil Society, Deliberative Governance, and the use of learning, experience and "knowledge" in public policy.
He has published in e.g. Journal of European Public Policy, Public Administration, Policy Sciences, Public Administration Review, Political Studies, Policy Studies; Policy Studies Journal, West European Politics, Governance, Economic and Industrial Democracy (2002 and 2009), Scandinavian Political Studies (2002 and 2012), Rationality and Society, Government and Opposition, and in European Political Science Review.
"Expert knowledge use and deliberation in local policy making" was 2015 awarded the 29th Harold D. Lasswell Prize, which is given annually to the article published in Policy Sciences that contributes most to the theory and practice of the policy sciences.
"Freezing Deliberation through Public Expert Advice" is published 2017 in Journal of European Public Policy.
"Policy Analysis on Local Level" in Brans et al (eds), Routledge Handbook of Public Policy Analysis, Routledge 2017.
"How Learning Aggregates: A Social Network Analysis of Learning between Swedish Municipalities" is published 2017 in Local Government Studies.
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