How do we coordinate Nordic Governments successfully?

Join our workshop on Coordinating Nordic Governments Successfully

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 12:00 to Friday, December 13, 2019 - 12:00

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There is a blind spot when it comes to the interaction between political and administrative coordination and its impact on government performance in the Nordic countries. Mapping this hinterland of overall politico-administrative coordination is pertinent because it provides a potent explanation for the success (and failure) of government activities and, thus, the citizens’ trust in the political systems in the Nordic countries and beyond.

This workshop seeks to measure and explain the variation in politico-administrative coordination across the Nordic countries and beyond, as well as assess the impact of such variation for government success.

Three interlinked questions will guide the workshop addressed:

How do the political and administrative parts of the Nordic executives coordinate, and how could types of politico-administrative coordination be distinguished and classified? 

How can we account for the cross-country variation in politico-administrative coordination? 

What is the impact of politico-administrative coordination on government success in Nordic countries? 

Contact: Mads Dagnis Jensen (, Flemming Juul Christiansen, Christel Koop and Guy Peters.

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