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25.10.2005

CURRICULUM VITAE

Signy Irene Vabo (f. 24.11.1963)


KEY QUALIFICATIONS

Public administration and local government. Local and central government relations, governance and local political organisation and democracy.

EDUCATION

Dr. polit. Political Science University of Oslo, 2002

Visiting Research Student London School of Economics and Political Science, 1999

Cand. polit. Political Science University of Oslo, 1993

Diploma, Local Government Norwegian College and Administration Studies of Local Government
Administration and Social Work, 1986

WORK EXPERIENCE

Associate professor, Oslo University College, 2004 - present

Researcher, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (20 per cent position), 2004

Associate professor, Oslo University College (20 per cent position), 2002 - 2003

Researcher, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, 1994 - 2003

External Assessor, at the University of Oslo, Norwegian Collage of Local Government Administration and
Social Work and Oppland College, 1986 - present

Researcher, Eastern Norwegian Research Institute, Lillehammer, 1993 - 1994

Consultant on economic and long term planning, the local council of Asker, department for health- and social services, 1986 - 1988 (Also part time/freelance employment for the local council from January 1989 - August 1992, in addition to studying)

Accountant/assistant, Alglas A/S, Kristiansand/Oslo, 1982 - 1983 (Also part time/freelance employment for the firm in Oslo from August 1982 - June 1986, in addition to studying)

PROFESSIONAL TASKS, SCHOLARSHIPS ETC.

Conducted/participated in a large number of research projects for different institutions including municipalities, The Norwegian Association of Local Authorities, The Norwegian Ministry of Local Authorities and Regional Development, the Norwegian Research Council and The European Union (5th framework program), 1993 - presentReferee/specialist for the Norwegian Research Council, 2003 - present

Co-editor of a special issue of Scandinavian Political Studies on "Linking network governance and local representative democracy", together with Professor Eva Sørensen, University of Roskilde, Denmark, 2003 - 2005

Member of Department Committee investigating national governmental bodies supervising local governments, 2003 - 2004

Co-director for a workshop at the Joint Session of Workshops arranged by the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Torino, Italia, together with Professor Bas Denters, University of Twente, Nederland, 2002

Member of committee (MC) in the COST Action C-10: Outskirts of European cities, 2001 - 2004

Visiting Research Student, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1999

Secretary for a research program on "Legitimacy in the relationship between national and local authorities" run by The Norwegian Research Council, 1995-1997