Åse Gornitzka

Åse Gornitzka is Vice Rector and Professor at the Department of Political Science at University of Oslo. She is also affiliated Research Professor at Arena - Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo as well as Adjunct Professor, Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen and co-editor in Chief of Scandinavian Political Studies. She has a doctoral degree from the Faculty of Public Administration, University of Twente, the Netherlands.


Academic interests:

  • Public policy and public administration
  • Organisation theory and institutional theory
  • EU governance and decision making, multilevel administration
  • Public reforms and organisational change
  • Informational foundations of public policy
  • Knowledge policy


Current projects:


Recent publications:

  • Gornitzka, Åse & Sverdrup, Ulf (2015). Societal Inclusion in Expert Venues: Participation of Interest Groups and Business in the European Commission Expert Groups. Politics and Governance.  ISSN 2183-2463.  3(1) doi: 10.17645/pag.v3i1.130
  • Gornitzka, Åse & Sverdrup, Ulf (2015). The Expert-Executive Nexus in the European Administrative System: Expert Groups and the European Commission, In Michael W. Bauer & Jarle Trondal (ed.),  The Palgrave Handbook of the European Administrative System.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-1-137-33988-1.  Chapter 23.  s 401 - 418
  • Holst, Cathrine & Gornitzka, Åse (2015). The Expert-Executive Nexus in the EU: An Introduction. Politics and Governance.  ISSN 2183-2463.  3(1)
  • Papadimitriou, Antigoni; Gornitzka, Åse & Stensaker, Bjørn (2015). Designed diffusion? The impact of an EU instrument for public management reform in the Western Balkans. Journal of European Integration.  ISSN 0703-6337.  37(6), s 629- 647. doi: 10.1080/07036337.2015.1046857
  • Christensen, Tom; Gornitzka, Åse & Maassen, Peter (2014). Global Pressures and National Cultures: A Nordic University Template?, In Paola Mattei (ed.),  University Adaptation in Difficult Economic Times.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 978-0-19-998939-3.  Kapittel 3.  s 30 - 51
  • Egeberg, Morten; Gornitzka, Åse & Trondal, Jarle (2014). A Not So Technocratic Executive? Everyday Interaction between the European Parliament and the Commission. West European Politics.  ISSN 0140-2382.  37(1), s 1- 18 . doi: 10.1080/01402382.2013.832952
  • Egeberg, Morten; Gornitzka, Åse & Trondal, Jarle (2014). People who run the European Parliament: Staff demography and its implications. Journal of European Integration.  ISSN 0703-6337.  36(7), s 659- 676
  • Chou, Meng-Hsuan & Gornitzka, Åse (eds.),  Building the Knowledge Economy in Europe: New Constellations in European Research and Higher Education Governance.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  
  • Gornitzka, Åse (2014). How Strong are the European Union's Soft Modes of Governance? The Use of Open Method Coordination in National Policy-making in the Knowledge Policy Domain, In Meng-Hsuan Chou & Åse Gornitzka (ed.),  Pp. 160 - 187
  • Gornitzka, Åse & Stensaker, Bjørn (2014). The Dynamics of European Regulatory Regimes in Higher Education: Challenged Prerogatives and Evolutionary Change. Policy & Society: Journal of public, foreign and global policy.   33(3): 177- 188. 
  • Egeberg, Morten; Gornitzka, Åse; Trondal, Jarle & Johannessen, Mathias (2013). Parliament staff: unpacking the behaviour of officials in the European Parliament. Journal of European Public Policy.  20(4): 495- 514
  • Gornitzka, Åse (2013). Channel, Filter or Buffer? National Policy Responses to Global Rankings, In Tero Erkkilä (ed.),  Global university rankings: Challenges for European higher education.  Palgrave Macmillan.  Pp. 75 – 91
  • Berg, Lisbet & Gornitzka, Åse (2012). The consumer attention deficit syndrome: Consumer choices in complex markets. Acta Sociologica.  55(2): 159- 178
  • Gornitzka, Åse & Sverdrup, Ulf (2011). Access of Experts: Information and EU Decision-making. West European Politics. 34(1), s 48-70.