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Jacob Torfing

MSc (Political Science) & PhD

  • Universitetsvej 1, 25.2

    DK-4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

1992 …2021

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Personal profile

Research

I am professor in politics and institutions and research director of the Roskilde School of Governance, which is a political science and public administration research center at the Department of Social Sciences and Business.

My research interests include public sector reforms, network governance, collaborative innovation, interactive political leadership, and innovation management. I am part of a number of Nordic and European research projects that all focus on the co-creation of innovative solutions to complex societal problems and the impact of leadership and institutional design on cross-boundary collaboration. I have a growing interest in climate change research.

My research is primarily based on qualitative data and research methods, but I am also doing mixed method studies that combine qualitative and quantitative methods.

Teaching

I am course director for introduction to politics, modern and classical political thinkers, and governance in public organizations, and I also teach courses on politics and administration in Danish municipalities, public innovation, public governance paradigms etc. I am supervising three PhD students.

Keywords

  • Public administration
  • Governance Networks
  • Public Innovation

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Research Output

Borgerne skal være politiske sparringspartnere på niveau med embedsmænd og lobbyister

Torfing, J., 2020, 2 p. Mandag Morgen Media.

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationCommunication

Demokratiparadokset. Hvordan styre et folk som skal styre seg selv?

Torfing, J. & Winsvold, M., 2020, Folkevalgt og politisk leder. Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk, p. 120–145 25 p.

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

Open Access

Folkevalgt og politisk leder

Sørensen, E., Torfing, J., Røiseland, A. & Vabo, S. I., May 2020, Folkevalgt og politisk leder. Røiseland, A. & Vabo, S. I. (eds.). Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk, p. 9-31 22 p.

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

Forskere: Sådan bliver coronakrisen en gamechanger for offentlig styring

Sørensen, E. & Torfing, J., 7 May 2020, Altinget.dk.

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationCommunication

Governance in civil society

Torfing, J., 2020, Oxford Research Encyclopedia, Politics (ORE). Thompson, W. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 25 p.

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

Open Access

Projects

Activities

  • 109 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 102 Lecture and oral contribution
  • 11 Organisation and participation in conference

Samarbejdsdrevet innovation i kriminalpræventive indsatser

Andreas Hagedorn Krogh (Organizer), & Jacob Torfing (Organizer)

9 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

Vintermøde om jord- og grundvandsforurening

Jacob Torfing (Speaker)

6 Mar 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Lederforum

Jacob Torfing (Speaker)

24 Jan 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

DAKOFAs tekniske råd

Jacob Torfing (Speaker)

14 Mar 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Oplæg Energiklyngecenter Sjælland

Jacob Torfing (Speaker)

7 Jan 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

Voldsomme begivenheder stiller nye krav til offentligt ansatte

Jacob Torfing

15/05/2020

1 item of Media coverage

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Aftale sender offentligt ansatte på ferie

Jacob Torfing

28/03/2020

2 items of Media coverage

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Borgerforslag uden effekt

Jacob Torfing

20/01/2020

1 item of Media coverage

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1.400 borgere giver Gentoftes politikere gode ideer

Jacob Torfing

20/01/2020

1 item of Media coverage

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