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Sissejuhatuseks:

“This thesis investigates how interactions between public administrative systems and systems of professions and expertise shape regulatory governance. These interactions are investigated through comparative studies of two ’jurisdictional’ arenas, organized around behavioral change (of the public) and public health security.” (Laage-Thomsen, 2022, p. 5)

Ambitsioon:

“The ambition is, through empirical studies in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, to advance a comparative sociology of public administration by building on and juxtaposing literatures in public administration and in the sociology of professions and expertise.” (Laage-Thomsen, 2022, p. 13)

Regulatsioonid ja administreerimine on vajalikud:

“Administration and regulation matters because it is the bridge between means and ends in public policy, and expertise has come to be a central vehicle for state authority in this process.” (Laage-Thomsen, 2022, p. 14)

Sotsioloogiline perspektiiv:

“To avoid confusion, it is worth noting here that the approach, I am developing here, is interested in authority as a sociological phenomenon, which means analyzing the social sources of legitimation of authority. This is different from the treatments of authority as labelled ‘normative’ in political theory which seeks to discover which forms of authority are normatively justified (see e.g. Haugaard, 2018 who sees authority as ruling out persuasion). The distinction between normative justifications for ’legitimate’ sources of authority and the investigation of the operation of such authority is important because the former is not always made explicit.” (Laage-Thomsen, 2022, p. 20)

Lugemishuvi suurendamiseks:

“The starting point is that public administration with layered administrative reforms and transnational dynamics have seen increased regulatory power to public administration.” (Laage-Thomsen, 2022, p. 51)

Laage-Thomsen, J. (2022). Nudging Leviathan, Protecting Demos: A Comparative Sociology of Public Administration and Expertise in The Nordics [Copenhagen Business School]. https://research.cbs.dk/en/publications/nudging-leviathan-protecting-demos-a-comparative-sociology-of-pub