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Civil servants norms are crucial in a well-functioning democracy. In the wake of several Danish scandals, we have seen a widespread public debate on the bureaucratic ethos. As there is no explicit regulation of civil servant behavior, the current state of the law is blurred. Due to new modes of collaboration in the state administration and new role conflicts for civil servants, the law seems to be in a state of flux. We aim to contribute to fill a gap in the legal literature and in existing knowledge.

The aim is to explore and clarify the content and dynamics of the current legal framework for civil servants, by scrutinizing the legal norms and selected central virtues. Combining a classical legal analysis and socio-legal analysis of ‘law in action’ we seek to answer the following research question: How are the civil servants’ duties of obedience, truth and professional insight to be legally determined and implemented in practice in the Danish central state administration and what are the consequences of an increased mediatization?
Short titleCivil servant norms
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/10/201801/10/2021

Research Output

Civil servant norms of neutrality under pressure: Yes, Minister - in a Danish context

Koch, P. B. & Gøtze, M., 11 Sep 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Lovgivers rolle som fortolker af internationale retskilder: På hvilken måde gælder menneskerettighederne i Danmark?

Koch, P. B., 2019, In : Tidsskrift for Rettsvitenskap. 132, 1, p. 3-50 47 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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Offentlighed og aktindsigt i kommunerne: En undersøgelse af praksis

Koch, P. B., Jul 2019, In : Juristen. 100, 3, p. 101-108 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Functional Politicisation Among Lower-Ranking Civil Servants: Conflicts and Dilemmas in Danish Central Government

Poulsen, B. & Koch, P. B., 13 Sep 2018, In : Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration. 22, 3, p. 39-63 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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Press / Media

Seks ministerier har ansat pressechefer med tilknytning til regeringen

Pernille Boye Koch

20/10/201921/10/2019

2 items of Media coverage

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Justitsministeren fremlagde nye redegørelser

Pernille Boye Koch

04/10/2019

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Kommission skal undersøge Inger Støjberg i sag om barnebrude

Pernille Boye Koch

06/09/2019

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media