• Kampen om dagsorden: et historisk tilbakeblikk på stortingsvalgene 1957–2017 

      Hesstvedt, Stine; Bergh, Johannes; Karlsen, Rune (Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning;Årgang 62, nr. 3-2021, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-08-25)
      Valgkamper blir gjerne omtalt som en «kamp om dagsorden» (Valen, 1999). Hvilke saker som opptar velgerne, og hvorvidt politikere kan å overbevise velgere om at de har de beste politiske løsningene, er tett forbundet med ...
    • Political appointees in executive government: Exploring and explaining roles using a large-N survey in Norway 

      Askim, Jostein; Karlsen, Rune; Kolltveit, Kristoffer (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Political appointees in executive government have received increased scholarly attention in recent years. However, few studies have covered non-Westminster systems, and apart from classifications that systemize variation ...
    • Serving the Media Ministers: A Mixed Methods Study on the Personalization of Ministerial Communication 

      Figenschou, Tine Ustad; Karlsen, Rune; Kolltveit, Kristoffer; Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      The personalization of politics has received much attention in both the political science and political communication literature, but the focus has almost entirely been on party leaders and prime ministers. This study ...
    • The spy who loved me? Cross‐partisans in the core executive 

      Askim, Jostein; Karlsen, Rune; Kolltveit, Kristoffer (Public Administration;Volume 96, Issue 2, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-03-15)
      Political appointees from different parties from that of their minister—cross-partisan appointees (CPAs)—are increasingly found in the core executive. Ministerial advisory scholarship has overlooked CPAs, while the coalition ...