Welcome to a K3 seminar with Stefan Svallfors, Professor of Sociology, The Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm.
The title of the seminar is Politics for hire. The world and work of policy professionals.
This will be an online seminar, carried out through Zoom, and it will take place on Wednesday, February 17 at 10.15-12.00. Please join here: https://mau-se.zoom.us/j/63273151777?pwd=YkluQ1c2SVZielcrVGdEYkpOVVNzUT0.
The seminar will be based on Stefan Svallfors’ recently published book with the same title as the seminar: Politics for hire. The world and work of policy professionals (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020).
Here is short abstract for the seminar:
This ground-breaking book investigates the work of policy professionals. They consist of political actors who, although not elected to office, are nonetheless employed to affect policy and politics on a partisan basis. Through an analysis of the influence and power they wield, this book sheds light on how the growth of this group represents a major transformation of the organization of politics and policy-making in advanced democracies.
Stefan Svallfors is professor of Sociology and currently employed as Secretary General for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Swedish Research Council, and as Research Professor at the Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm.