SOG Conferences

The 2015 SOG Conference: “Accountability and Welfare State Reforms”

SOG: Accountability and Welfare State Reforms

Structure and Organisation of Government (SOG) is a research committee of the International Political Science Association. SOG was established as a study group with IPSA in 1988, later becoming Research Committee 27. The group’s primary focus is the comparative study of executive branches and their changing roles in public policy making. At the centre of this focus are the dynamics of public bureaucracies and their relations with political executives and interests in civil societies, hence the title of its journal: Governance: An International Journal of Policy and Administration.

Marking the end of a four-year research project, the Uni Research Rokkan Centre and the Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen are pleased to host the 2015 SOG Conference:

“Accountability and Welfare State Reforms”

  • Time: February 19th-20th, 2015
  • Venue: Scandic Bergen City Hotel, Håkonsgt. 2, Bergen, Norway



Professor Emeritus Johan P. Olsen, Arena, University of Oslo: “Democratic order, autonomy and accountability”

Link to the program.