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Therese Sefton

Therese Sefton


Therese Sefton is a PhD candidate at Oslo Metropolitan University, specialization in Business Administration, Innovation and Governance. Her research focus is currently on crisis management in Nordic municipalities, in the NRC funded research project POLYGOV (

The current research focus is on crisis management, local government, public administration and governance, decision-making and proportionality, in the Nordic context, with a strong interest in aspects of democracy, legitimacy and accountability, and citizenship,

She holds an M.Phil. in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Oslo. Her educational background is interdisciplinary and includes Political Science, History, international relations, global studies.

Therese is also interested in questions related to regional cooperation, and international relations, in particular the relationship between Sweden and Norway, and Nordic Cooperation during- and in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Public and private administration   Comparative politics   Political science and organisational theory

Subject areas

Intergovernmental relations   Pandemic   Civil protection and crisis management   Stat, bureaucracy   Crises   Coronary pandemic   Coordination   Proportionality


The Nordic Countries


Denmark   Finland   Faroe Islands   Greenland   Iceland   Norway   Sweden

Research projects

Scientific publications

Nordensvärd, Johan; Sefton, Therese ; Godenhjelm, Sebastian (2023). Interpreting the state-citizen nexus in contemporary Nordic legal and social citizenship: the case of divergence in restriction on freedom of movement as a mitigation policy in the COVID-19 pandemic. 13 p. Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy. Vol. 39.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete