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Vicki Johansson


Vicki Johansson
+46 31 786 1596

Room number: C328
Postal Address: Box 712, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 17 , 41123 Göteborg

School of Public Administration (More Information)
Box 712
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 411 23 Göteborg

About Vicki Johansson

Vicki Johansson is a Doctor of Political Science (1997) and Associate Professor in Public Administration (2006).

She is chair in the institution's research programmes board and member of the institution's first-cycle study programmes board.

Before she started work at the University, Vicki Johansson worked as a theatre instructor in an independent theatre group "Lekteatern i Värmland" and as a municipal investigator.

Research interests
Vicki Johansson has mainly pursued research within four areas:

  • Local politics and administration
  • Local gender power and change
  • Audit, inspection and implementation
  • Risk management and decision-making

Completed research project
Vicki Johansson has been Project Manager and/or collaborator in several research projects including:

"Democracy in change, 1993-1996 (HSFR)"

"Society's organisation of care and men and women on local salary labour markets, 1998-2000" (HSFR/VR)

"The Efficiency of Inspections, 2004- 2005"(FAS)

"Political Leaders in European Cities, 2004-2006"

"Natural catastrophes and learning: crises and knowledge transfer in municipalities, 2006-2009"(MSB)

"Risk Decisions in Transportation, 2007-2010" (TRANSAM).

Vicki Johansson coordinates and participates in teaching the bachelor's, master's and third-cycle programmes in public administration as well as in the institution's contract education programme.

She is, and has been, supervisor for around ten doctoral theses and for contract education courses in scrutiny. In the bachelor's and master's programmes, she participates as a lecturer on various themes related to her research interests, political means of control, implementation and decision processes and civil service forms.

She is also a supervisor and examiner for master's theses and bachelor's projects. Vicki Johansson also has experience from teaching many different courses and themes with focus on, for example, quantitative methods, organisation theory, the welfare state, gender and power.

Vicki Johansson is initiator and coordinator for the interdisciplinary collaboration and research network on public organisations and control (NOOS), between social science institutes at Swedish Universities and Higher Education Institutes. Vicki Johansson is a lecturer in great demand at conferences and seminars arranged by official bodies at the state and municipal level.

Latest publications

Ledarskapsideal i förändring - det finns inga ledare utan styrsystem
Emma Ek Österberg, Vicki Johansson
Ett annorlunda ledarskap. Chef i politiskt styrd verksamhet., Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Arbetsmiljöarbete i politikstyrda och könssegregerade organisationer
Vicki Johansson, Annika Theodorsson
Arbetsmiljöveket, Arbetsmiljö och ohälsa i ett genusperspektiv. Rapport 2019:7, Report chapter 2019
Report chapter

The transformation of public officials: from democrats to meritocrats
Vicki Johansson
European Group of Public Administration (EGPA) 11-13 September, Belfast, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

The Institutionalization of Performance Scrutiny Regimes and Beyond: The Case of Education and Elderly Care in Sweden
Stig Montin, Vicki Johansson, Lena Lindgren
Koprić I., Wollman H., Marcou G. (Eds.) Evaluating reforms of local public and social services in Europe, Cham, Switzerland, Palgrave macmillan, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Meritokratisering. Högre kommunala tjänstemäns inställning till meritokratiska och demokratiska principer 1980 och 2016.
Vicki Johansson
Nordiske kommuneforskningskonferansen NORKOM 2016 i Oslo 24.-25. november, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Ökad granskning - himmel eller helvete
Vicki Johansson
Kommunal ekonomi, Magazine article 2016
Magazine article

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Vicki Johansson, Henry Bäck
Changing Government Relations in Europe – From localism to intergovernmentalism. (ed) Goldsmith M J and E.C Page , Routledge, Chapter in book 2010
Chapter in book


The implication of active governance issue networks for risk management in a road planning project
Vicki Johansson
The Society for Risk Analysis, Europe, in 2009 -- 28th June – 1st July, Karlstad, Sweden, Conference paper 2009
Conference paper


Kingdom of Sweden
David Karlsson, Vicki Johansson
The Global Observatory on Local Democracy and Decentralisation (GOLD), Magazine article 2008
Magazine article

The road planning process and public servants negotiating strategies
Vicki Johansson
International Sociological Association, September 5 - 8, Barcelona, Conference paper 2008
Conference paper

Road designers as negotiating bureaucrats in a governance setting
Vicki Johansson
NOPSA Conference, Tromsö, 6-8 , Conference paper 2008
Conference paper


Do Inspectors Contribute to Goal Achievement?
Vicki Johansson
Chemicalrisks07, August 15-17, Stockholm, Conference paper 2007
Conference paper

Kriser och katastrofer
Vicki Johansson, Andreas Ivarsson
Sven Siverbo, Lena Andersson-Felé, David Karlsson och Viveka Nilsson (red): Demokratisk och effektiv styrning. EN antologi om forskning i offentlig förvaltning. Lund: Studentlitteratur , Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2007
Chapter in book


Vicki Johansson
Tillsynens mångfasetterade praktik – inom det sociala och hälso- och sjukvårdområdet (red) Vicki Johansson, Förvaltningshögskolans rapportserie, Chapter in book 2006
Chapter in book

Tillsynens mångfasetterade praktik
Vicki Johansson
Göteborg, Göteborgs universitet, Förvaltningshögskolans rapporter nr 83, Edited book 2006
Edited book

Tillsyn och effektivitet
Vicki Johansson
Umeå, Boréa bokförlag, Book 2006

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