Ethics and Legitimacy in Public Administration, 7.5 credits

Etik, legitimitet och tillit i offentlig förvaltning, 7.5 hp


Main field of study

Political Science

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Gissur Erlingsson

Course coordinator

Gissur Erlingsson

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) Spring 2023 202309-202313 Swedish Linköping, Valla
F7MSF Master's Programme in Political Science with specialisation in Public Administration 2 (Spring 2023) 202309-202313 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

  • 180 ECTS credits passed with 90 ECTS credits passed in courses in the subject area Political Science, or equivalent
  • 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
SEM3 Seminar 1 1.5 credits U, G
SEM4 Seminar 2 1.5 credits U, G
UPP2 Course essay 4.5 credits U, G, VG


Gissur Ó. Erlingsson, Andersson, Staffan, statsvetare, Bergh, Andreas, Sjölin, Mats, (2014) Korruption, maktmissbruk och legitimitet. 2. uppl. Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2014

ISBN: 9789144105482


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