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  • Universitetsvej 1, 25.2

    DK-4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

1989 …2021
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Personal profile

Curriculum

Personal data

Born 10th March 1957, Copenhagen, DK. Danish Citizen

Ruggårdsvej 8, 4000 Roskilde

 

Education

PhD, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen (1996)

MA, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen (1989) 

 

Current and most recent positions held

  • Professor II, University NORD (2014- )
  • Professor in public administration and democracy, Institute of Society and Globalization Roskilde University (2003 - )
  • Associate Professor, Institute of Society and Globalization, Roskilde University (1997-2003)
  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Society and Globalization, Roskilde University (1995-1997)
  • Visiting PhD-student at the Department of Political Science, UCLA (1993)
  • PhD-student at Institute of Political Science, Copenhagen University (1989-1996)

                                           

Guest scholarships and academic awards

  • Guest scholar at Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley (2015-2016)
  • Guest Professor, University of Sao Paulo (2014)
  • Guest Professor, Nagoya University, Japan (2014)
  • Best article in American Review of Public Administration in 2011
  • Guest scholar at the Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley (2010-2011)
  • Guest Professor, University of Tromsø (October 2008)
  • Guest Professor, University of Vienna (January 2008)
  • Guest Professor, University of Birmingham (May 2006)
  • Best Article in Public Administration in 1998

 

Management positions

  • Director of PhD-school in Society and Globalization at RUC (2007-10; 2014), and Director of the Danish National PhD-school, Polforsk (2008-2012); Board of
  • Vice-director of the Roskilde School of Governance (2015- )
  • Vice-director of Centre for democratic Network Governance (2003-2015)
  • Board of Directors: DACAPO A/S (2013-2014); The Moms foundation (2002-2006); DJOEF-Publishers (2006-2012); Roskilde Gymnasium (2007-2009)

 

Research Grants

  • Member of research project on contracting out co-funded by Danish Trade Unions and other stakeholders (0,5 mio EURO)(2015-19)
  • Director of Danish partner in EUs 7th framework project, LIPSE (2013-2016)
  • Director of ´Collaborative innovation in the public sector´ (CLIPS) research project funded by the Danish Strategic Research Council (2.5 mio EURO) (www.ruc.dk/CLIPS)(2009-2013) 
  • Project owner of five mobility PhD-stipends funded by the Danish Research Education Council (1.6 m. EURO) (2009-2013)
  • a PhD-project about violence among girls funded by the Danish Research Education Council (400.000 EURO) (2010- 2013)
  • five PhD-stipends for co-financing with private partners funded by the Danish Research Education Council (800.000 EURO) (2008-2012)
  • a PhD-project on the democratic anchorage of network governance in Copenhagen and Birmingham funded by the Danish Research Education Council (150.000 EURO) (2007–2010)
  • Director of the research project, ‘Metagovernance of the new Danish Regions’ funded by the Moms-foundation (350.000 EURO) (2005-2009)
  • Vice-director for ‘CDN’ (Centre for Democratic Network Governance), funded by the Danish Social Science Research Council (www.demnetgov.ruc.dk) (2003 - 2010)
  • Director of research project ‘Roles in Transition’, funded by the Danish Research Council (350.000 EURO), (1999-2003).

 

Scientific focus areas

Political leadership in the age of governance; Policy innovation; Citizen involvement and co-creation in local neighborhood governance; Metagovernance and network governance; Institutional developments in representative democracy; changing role perceptions among citizens, professionals, politicians and public administrators.

 

Public presentation

More than 300 key note addresses at scientific conferences and conferences for practitioners in public institutions, including citizens, politicians, employees and administrative leaders all over the world.

 

Teaching and Supervision

Extensive teaching and supervision of university students including PhD-students and practitioners attending mid carrier master programs.

 

International relations

Member of a number of strong international research networks; Reviewer and editorial board member for a large number of high ranking publishers and international journals including Global Governance, Administrative Theory and Praxis, Public Administration, Politica, Government and Opposition, Critical Policy Analysis, Nordic Administrative Journal, Scandinavian Political Studies, International Review of Administrative Science, Regulation & Governance, Public Management Review, Administration & Society, Policy Sciences, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Environment & Planning C: Government & Policy, American Public Administration Review, The Open Political Science Journal, Urban Studies, Public Policy and Administration, Journal of Public Research and Theory, International Review of Administrative Sciences, American Review of Public Administration,  Theory, Culture and Society, Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice, Comparative European Politics, Politics & Policy, Journal of Public Administration >Theory and Practice and Public Administration Review. Conference participation: ECPR (1994, 1996, 1996, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013); NOPSA (1993, 2002, 2005; 2014); PATNET (1999, 2000); ASPA (2001, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016); Centre for discourse analysis (1999, 2003); CDN (2003, 2004, 2006, 2009), IRSPM (2007, 2008, 2012; 2013); IPSA (2009); IPA (2008, 2010); APSA (2011); Sunrise (2012); Island Dynamics (2013); Policy and Politics (2013, 2014); Trans-Atlantic Dialogue (2014, 2015, 2016); MPSA, 2015; SIRC, 2015). 

Keywords

  • Public administration
  • Governance
  • Political leadership
  • Policy innovation
  • Citizen involvement
  • co-creation
  • metagovernance
  • networkgovernance
  • institutional developments

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Research Output 1989 2019

Institutional design for collective and holistic leadership

Torfing, J., Sørensen, E. & Bentzen, T. Ø., 7 Feb 2019, In : International Journal of Public Leadership. 15, 1, p. 58-76 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Towards Robust Hybrid Democracy in Scandinavian Municipalities?

Sørensen, E. & Torfing, J., Mar 2019, In : Scandinavian Political Studies. 42, 1, p. 25-49 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Co-initiation of Collaborative Innovation in Urban Spaces

Sørensen, E. & Torfing, J., Mar 2018, In : Urban Affairs Review. 54 , 2, p. 388-418 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Den offentlige sektor som en arena for samskabelse

Sørensen, E. & Torfing, J., 2018, Ledelse og samskabelse i den offentlige sektor. Fogsgaard, M. K. & de Jongh, M. (eds.). København: Dansk Psykologisk Forlag, p. 30-61 31 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Designing institutional platforms and arenas for interactive political leadership

Sørensen, E. & Torfing, J., 2018, In : Public Management Review (Print).

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Projects 2001 2021

Activities 1995 2016

  • 252 Lecture and oral contribution
  • 1 Other (prizes, external teaching and other activities) - Other

Ledelse af samskabelse: Udfordringer og muligheder

Eva Sørensen (Lecturer)
7 Nov 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Offentlig innovation: Kommuner og folkesundhed

Eva Sørensen (Lecturer)
27 Sep 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Offentlig innovation

Eva Sørensen (Lecturer)
20 Oct 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Netværksdrevet innovation

Eva Sørensen (Lecturer)
15 Sep 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Samskabt politik: På vej mod handlekraftig kommunalpolitisk ledelse

Eva Sørensen (Lecturer)
14 Sep 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Press / Media

Højtuddannede har også politikerlede

Eva Sørensen

19/03/2019

1 item of media coverage

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Nye tal: Så voldsom er vælgernes mistillid til politikerne

Eva Sørensen

17/03/2019

1 item of media coverage

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3 Ud af 4: Politikerne er mere optaget af magt end reel politik

Eva Sørensen

15/03/2019

1 item of media coverage

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Akademikere har også politikerlede

Eva Sørensen

15/03/2019

1 item of media coverage

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Kommuner skærper jagten på borgernes idéer

Eva Sørensen

10/10/2018

1 item of media coverage

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