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Sara Blåka of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Agder has submitted her thesis entitled «Cooperation is no Panacea: Inter-municipal Cooperation, Service Delivery, and the Optimum Scale of Operation. A Study of how Cooperation Affects Performance in Local Service Delivery» and will defend the thesis for the PhD-degree Friday 24 June 2022.
The trial lecture and the public defence will take place in Auditorium H1 058, Campus Kristiansand and online via the Zoom conferencing app - registration link below.
Dean Anne Halvorsen, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Agder, will chair the disputation.
Given topic for trial lecture: «Intermunicipal collaboration and change: how can the effects of intermunicipal collaboration lead to institutional and organizational change?»
Thesis Title: «Cooperation is no Panacea: Inter-municipal Cooperation, Service Delivery, and the Optimum Scale of Operation. A Study of how Cooperation Affects Performance in Local Service Delivery»
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The Candidate: Sara Blåka (1985, Kvinesdal) Bachelors degree and Masters degree (2011) from UiA. Title of the Master thesis: «Kommunesektoren- mot et strukturelt mangfold? : "utviklingen av formell struktur i norske kommuner». Present position: Researcher at the Research Institute NORCE..
First opponent: Associate Professor Ann-Karin Tennås Holmen, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stavanger, Norway
Second opponent: Pro-rector for Regional Development and Urban Policies and Assistant Professor PhD Filipe Teles, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Associate Professor Marco Seeber, Department of Political Science and Management, University of Agder, is appointed as the administrator for the assessment committee.
Supervisors in the doctoral work were Professor Dag Ingvar Jacobsen, Department of Political Science and Management, University of Agder (main supervisor) and Professor Benny Geys, Department of Economics, BI Norwegian Business School, Bergen (co-supervisor)
The disputation is open to the public, but to follow the trial lecture and the public defence digitally, transmitted via the Zoom conferencing app, you have to register as an audience member on this link:
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