Research carried out by this group is focussed on policy formulation and development in society, and the relationship between these. Within the field of policy formulation, research is concerned with how public policy is shaped, the consequences of policy implementation, and the professional basis for policy formulation. The field of Development in Society focuses particularly on development trends within the business sector, the public sector, working life, culture and the environment, and on public attitudes and adaptation to this development.
Carries out research activities in the field of:
The Norwegian welfare state and civil associations
Political organisation and government
Innovation and regional development
Welfare and culture
Public and goods transport
Culture and society