Carl Dahlström


Faculty Board of Social Sciences
Visiting address
Konstepidemins väg 2A
41314 Göteborg
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Postal address
Box 700
40530 Göteborg

About Carl Dahlström

Carl Dahlström is professor of political science, and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gothenburg.

He has been a visiting scholar at the European University Institute, University of Oxford, Sciences Po, Paris, Harvard University, and Stockholm University.

His research is concerned with comparative and historical perspectives on public administration, administrative reforms and welfare state policymaking. He has also studied Swedish immigrant policy and anti-immigrant parties.

Dahlström is, or has been, supervising nine graduate students: Elin Bergman (PhD, 2019) (main supervisor); Frida Boräng (PhD, 2013) (main supervisor); Rasmus Broms (PhD, 2016) (main supervisor); Simon Gren (main supervisor); Ragnheiður Hergeirsdóttir (assistant supervisor), Mikael Holmgren (PhD, 2017) (main supervisor); Felix Lehmann (assistant supervisor); Elena Leuschner (main supervisor); and Christina Ribbhagen (PhD, 2013) (assistant supervisor).

Dahlström’s papers have appeared in American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics; Annual Review of Political Science; Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, British Journal of Political Science; and many other international journals.

He is the co-author of the monograph Organizing Leviathan (with Victor Lapuente) (Cambridge University Press), and is the co-editor of Elites, Institutions, and the Quality of Government (with Lena Wängnerud) (Palgrave) and Steering from the Centre: Strengthening Political Control in Western Democracies (with B. Guy Peters and Jon Pierre) (University of Toronto Press). He has also contributed to the International Encyclopedia of Political Science (Sage) and the Routledge Handbook of Political Corruption (Routledge) and is section editor in the Handbook of Public Administration (Sage, second edition) and the Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politics (Oxford University Press).

For a full list of publications see Dahlström’s CV.

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