The Study of the State and the Public Administration, 15 credits

Studiet av staten och den offentliga förvaltningen, 15 hp


Main field of study

Political Science

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Bo Persson

Course coordinator

Bo Persson

Director of studies or equivalent

Mariana S Gustafsson


ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Autumn 2020 202034-202043 Swedish Linköping, Valla
F7MSF Master's Programme in Political Science with specialisation in Public Administration 1 (Autumn 2020) 202034-202043 Swedish Linköping, Valla C

Main field of study

Political Science

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Master's Programme in Political Science with specialisation in Public Administration

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor's degree equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen in Political Science
  • English and Swedish corresponding to the level of English and Swedish in Swedish upper secondary education (Engelska 6 and Svenska 3)


If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
Code Name Scope Grading scale
SEM1 Seminars 5 credits U, G
INL1 Assignments 10 credits U, G, VG


Hall, Patrik, (2015) Makten över förvaltningen : förändringar i politikens styrning av den svenska förvaltningen Senaste upplaga Liber

ISBN: 9789147112401

Jessop, Bob, (2015) The state: past, present, future Senaste upplaga Polity Press

ISBN: 9780745633046, 9780745633053, 0745633048, 0745633056

Petersson, Olof, (2017) Den offentliga makten Senaste upplaga Studentlitteratur AB

ISBN: 9789144125800

Pierre, Jon & Peters, B. Guy, (2020) Governance, Politics and the State Senaste upplaga Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9780230220454, 9780230220447

Pollitt, Christopher & Bouckaert, Geert, (2017) Public management reform : a comparative analysis - into the age of austerity Senaste upplaga Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198795179, 9780198795186, 0198795173, 0198795181


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