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, Mikael Rundqvist

Course coordinator

Bo Persson, Mikael Rundqvist

Director of studies or equivalent

Albin Algotson


ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Autumn 2022 202234-202243 Swedish Linköping, Valla
F7MSF Master's Programme in Political Science with specialisation in Public Administration 1 (Autumn 2022) 202234-202243 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 special circumstances prevail, and if it is possible with consideration of the nature of the compulsory component, the examiner may decide to replace the compulsory component with another equivalent component.

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 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.

An examiner may also decide that an adapted examination or alternative form of examination if the examiner assessed that special circumstances prevail, and the examiner assesses that it is possible while maintaining the objectives of the course.

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.

If special circumstances prevail, the vice-chancellor may in a special decision specify the preconditions for temporary deviations from this course syllabus, and delegate the right to take such decisions.


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 svensk förvaltning. 1. uppl. Stockholm : Liber, 2015

ISBN: 9789147112401

Kuhlmann, Sabine, Verfasser, Wollmann, Hellmut, Verfasser, (2019) Introduction to comparative public administration : administrative systems and reforms in Europe

ISBN: 9781786436702, 9781786436726, 1786436701, 1786436728

Petersson, Olof, (2018) Den offentliga makten. Femte upplagan Lund : Studentlitteratur, [2018]

ISBN: 9789144125800

Pierre, Jon, Peters, B. Guy, (2020) Governance, politics and the state. 2nd edition London : Red Globe Press, 2020

ISBN: 9780230220454

Sellers, Jefferey, Verfasser, Lidström, Anders, Bae, Yooil, (2020) Multilevel democracy : how local institutions and civil society shape the modern state

ISBN: 9781108427784, 9781108448161, 1108427782, 110844816X


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