Göran Sundström Foto: Juliana Wiklund

E-post: goran.sundstrom@statsvet.su.se
Telefon: 08-16 32 63 

Göran Sundström is Professor of Political Science and Head of Department. His research is on public administration and administrative reform, core executives, the role of civil servants in a transformed state, the Europeanization of nation states, governance and institutional theory.

His most recent books are Tjugofem år av gemenskap – statsförvaltningen och Europeiska unionen (Sieps, 2020) and Statlig förvaltningspolitik för 2020-talet. En forskningsantologi (Statskontoret, 2020). The first one is co-authored with Bengt Jacobsson and discusses how the Swedish state administration has been affected by Sweden’s 25 years of membership in the EU. The second one is co-edited with Peter Ehn and deals with contemporary developments and problems within administrative reform policy.  

In 2019 he also published the books Granskningssamhället – offentliga verksamheter under lupp (Studentlitteratur, 2019) and En modern myndighet – Trafikverket som ett förvaltningspolitiskt mikrokosmos (Studentlitteratur, 2017). The first one is co-edited with Bengt Jacobsson and Jon Pierre and examines how control activities have evolved and changed within different policy areas in Sweden from 1990 to present day. The second one is co-edited with Bengt Jacobsson and analyses the Swedish Transport Administration’s (Trafikverket) strive at becoming “a modern agency”.

At present Sundström is leading the project “Framtidens universitetssjukhus – Beslut om Nya Karolinska Solna”, which started in July 2017 and examines decisions behind the megaproject of planning, building, starting up and running the hospital Nya Karolinska Solna (NKS). Several reports from the project have been published and can be found here: