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QoG lunch seminar with Stefan Svallfors

Research profile seminar

The QoG Institute regularly organizes seminars related to research on Quality of Government. The seminars address the theoretical and empirical problem of how political institutions of high quality can be created and maintained as well as the effects of Quality of Government on a number of policy areas, such as health, the environment, social policy, and poverty.

Speakers are invited from the international research community and experts from NGOs and other organizations to the lunch seminars. The seminars last for one hour and include a short presentation by the speaker (30-35 min) followed by a joint discussion about the topic.

If nothing else is indicated, the seminars are held in English.

Title: Politics for hire: policy professionals in the age of neo-liberalization

Abstract: In this presentation I focus on a particular category of political actors, who are neither elected representatives nor public administrators. These actors, which I call policy professionals, are people who are employed to affect politics and policy rather than elected to office. They are increasingly found as political and policy advisors in government agencies and political parties, in interest organizations, think tanks, and in private firms such as public relations (PR) agencies. They include groups such as political advisors, political secretaries, press chiefs, trade union and business association experts, Public Affairs specialists, lobbyists and think-tankers.

Lecturer: Stefan Svallfors, Professor in sociology at Södertörn University.

Date: 4/25/2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Categories: Social Sciences

Organizer: The Quality of Government Institute

Location: Stora Skansen (B336) Sprängkullsgatan 19

Contact person: Tove Wikehult

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