PerOla Öberg

Professor at Department of Government, Faculty

+4618-471 6315
Mobile phone:
+46 70 4250322
Visiting address:
Östra Ågatan 19
753 22 Uppsala
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.

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.

Öberg has contributed with handbook chapters with research on Science and Policy Design (Edward Elgar), Deliberation (Edward Elgar), Local Policy Analysis (Routledge), and Interest Group Politics (Oxford University Press).

Recent publications include:

"Deliberative Civic Culture. Assessing the prevalence of deliberative conversational norms" (with J. Jennstål and K.Uba) is published in Political Studies 2021, 69 (2), 366-389.

"Monotonous or Pluralistic Public Discourse? Reason-giving and dissent in Denmark’s and Sweden’s early 2020 COVID-19 responses" (with .Baekkeskov and O. Rubin) is published in European Journal of Public Policy 2021, 20 (8).

"A media visibility analysis of public leadership in Scandinavian responses to pandemics" (with O. Rubin and E. Baekkeskov) is published 2021 in Policy Design and Practice.

Schmitter, Philippe C. is published on-line in The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Interest Groups, Lobbying and Public Affairs and published online 2021.

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PerOla Öberg