Public Management and Steering in Public Organisations, 7.5 credits

Ledarskap och styrning i offentliga organisationer, 7.5 hp


Main field of study

Political Science

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Elin Wihlborg

Course coordinator

Elin Wihlborg

Director of studies or equivalent

Carl-Johan Sommar


ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
Single subject course (Half-time, Day-time) Autumn 2021 202144-202203 Swedish Linköping, Valla
F7MIT Master Programme in IT and Management (Master) 3 (Autumn 2021) 202144-202203 Swedish Linköping, Valla E
F7MSF Master's Programme in Political Science with specialisation in Public Administration 1 (Autumn 2021) 202144-202203 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
  • Master Programme in IT and Management

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
PMX1 Memorandum 1 credits U, G
PMX2 Memorandum 1 credits U, G
PMX3 Memorandum 1 credits U, G
TEN1 Examination 4.5 credits U, G, VG

Regulary literature


Bergström, Tomas, Eklund, Niklas, (2019) Ett annorlunda ledarskap : chef i politiskt styrd verksamhet. Upplaga 1 Lund : Studentlitteratur, [2019]

ISBN: 9789144125695

Christensen, Tom, Ivarsson Westerberg, Anders, (2005) Organisationsteori för offentlig sektor. 1. uppl. Malmö : Liber, 2005

ISBN: 9147075961, 9789147075966

Hysing, Erik, Olsson, Jan, (2012) Tjänstemän i politiken. 1. uppl. Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2012

ISBN: 9789144077673


Hertting, N., Vedung, E., Purposes and criteria in network governance evaluation: How far does standard evaluation vocabulary takes us? Evaluation, 18(1), 27-46.


Artiklar kan tillkomma i Lisam.

Additional literature


Hart, Paul t̕, (2014) Understanding Public Leadership. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

ISBN: 9780230205536

Hertting, Nils, Vedung, Evert, (2009) Den utvärderingstäta politiken : styrning och utvärdering i svensk storstadspolitik. 1. uppl. Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2009

ISBN: 9789144055237

Noordegraaf, Mirko., (2015) Public management: performance, professionalism and politics Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230242708, 9780230242692, 0230242707, 0230242693

Vedung, Evert, (2016) Implementering i politik och förvaltning. 1. uppl. Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2016

ISBN: 9789144073293

von Bergmann-Winberg, M-L. & E. Wihlborg (red.) , (2011) Politiskt entreprenörskap – kreativ problemlösning och förändring Malmö: Liber förlag

ISBN: 9789147094691


Connelly, D.R., Leadership in the collaborative interorganizational domain International Journal of Public Administration 30 (11): 1231-1256
John M. Bryson, Barbara C. Crosby, Laura Bloomberg, John M. Bryson, Barbara C. Crosby, Laura Bloomberg, Public Value Governance: Moving beyond Traditional Public Administration and the New Public Management Public Administration Review 74(4): 445-456.

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