PerOla Öberg

Professor at Department of Government, Faculty

+4618-471 6315
Visiting address:
Gamla Torget 6
Postal address:
Box 514
751 20 UPPSALA

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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 by Policy Sciences 2015.

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PerOla Oberg has published research on Public Administration, Interest Groups, Corporatism, Lobbying, Trust, and Deliberation. His current research concern Expertise and Public Policy, Civil Society, Deliberative Governance, Citizen Participation, Civic values, and the use of learning, experience and knowledge in public policy.

He has published in journals such as The Journal of European Public Policy, Public Administration, Policy Sciences, Public Administration Review, Political Studies, Policy Studies Journal, West European Politics, Governance, and European Political Science Review.

"Do Citizens Use Storytelling or Rational Argumentation to Lobby Politicians?" (with Markus Holdo and Simon Magnusson) is published in Policy & Politics 2019, 47 (4), 543-559. DOI 10.1332/030557319X15613700896551. Blog post here. See also a short presentation in Discover Society.

"The Ethics of Deliberative Activism: In Search of Reasonableness and Dialogic Responsiveness in Provocative Art Exhibitions" (with Julia Jennstål) is published in Policy Studies (2019, vol. 40 (6), 648-661) with Open Access. DOI.10.1080/01442872.2019.1599840

""Deliberative Civic Culture. Assessing the prevalence of deliberative conversational norms" (with J. Jennstål and K.Uba) was published on-line (30 March, 2020) in Political Studies.


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