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Kim Sass Mikkelsen


  • Universitetsvej 1, 25.2

    DK-4000 Roskilde



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I am associate professor of Politics and Public Administration at the Roskilde School of Governance, Department of Political Science and Business. My research interests encompass a variety of topics centering on public employees: Human resource management, leadership and motivation, ethical and unethical behavior, bureaucracy and red tape, as well as whistleblowing and other ‘rebellious’ behavior in public service. In addition, I research citizen-state interactions, comparative public management, and digital public administration, notably open government and right to information.

I participate in multiple projects using surveys of public employees to shed light on these themes, often including comparative surveys across countries. Currently, for instance, I am involved in a field experiment of the effect of ethics training on citizen facing public service delivery in Nepal and Bangladesh.

Methodologically, I am primarily quantitatively oriented, relying especially on experimental methods and structural equation modelling. However, I am knowledgeable of, have contributed to, and teach the literature on case study methods.


I am teaching coordinator for the bachelor’s introduction to political science (SIB), survey methods, and digitalization, as well as master level courses on actors and institutions (IPAP) and experimental research design. In addition, I teach general research design and quantitative methods.

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Research Output

Forandringsledelse under COVID-19: Coronakrisen er IT-værktøjers uforudsete generalprøve – så hvad har vi lært?

Mikkelsen, K. S., 7 May 2020, In : NB-nyt.

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Newspaper articleCommunication

Nedlukningen af Danmark styrkede lediges tillid til de politiske institutioner

Madsen, J. K., Mikkelsen, K. S., Bækgaard, M. & Christensen, J., 2020.

Research output: Working paperResearch


Oiling the Bureaucracy? Political Spending, Bureaucrats and the Resource Curse

Harris, A. S., Sigman, R., Meyer-Sahling, J-H., Mikkelsen, K. S. & Schuster, C., Mar 2020, In : World Development. 127, 3, 68 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Responding to COVID ‐19 Through Surveys of Public Servants

Schuster, C., Lauren, W., Mikkelsen, K. S., Meyer-Sahling, J-H., Bersch, K., Fukuyama, F., Paskov, P., Rogger, D., Mistree, D. & Kay, K., 2020, In : Public Administration Review.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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