About the project
How should the municipal map be like?
Reshaping the Map of Local and Regional Self-Government. A study of the Norwegian Local Government Reform processes 2014–2019 is a cooperative project involving a number of Norwegian and Nordic social scientists and research insititutions.
The outcome of the Local Government Reform is still (as of the project start date of February 1st 2016) uncertain, but the reform is potentially the most extensive reform of the Norwegian political and administrative system in decades, attracting much public interest. The purpose of our project is to describe and analyse the reform as it progresses from the point of initiation in 2014, until a second main phase of municipal amalgamations is scheduled to be implemented by the end of 2019.
A large group of scientists, led by Uni Research Rokkansenteret, will observe the municipalitiy reform until the end of 2019, when most local mergers are scheduled to be completed.
Funding source: Norwegian Research Council.
- Institute for Social Research, Oslo
- University of Oslo
- University of Bergen
- Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR) , Oslo
- KORA, the Danish Institute for Local and Regional Government Research
- University og Aarhus
- Also University of Aabo and the University college in Sogn & Fjordane