State Administration Literature Database
The State Administration Database has been further developed through two projects where relevant literature concerning the units in the database has been registered.
- In the first project, the information about the publications was grouped in these categories; book, book chapter, article, report, article in report, working paper and dissertations. The references contain a minimum of name of the publication, author, publisher, year and publication type. Summaries and full text versions (links) are also added where available. Along with ISBN number, ISSN number and number of pages. This mapping covers mainly publications from 1970 onwards.
- Later, the initial project was supplied with another more extensive mapping project. The purpose of this project was to map research reports and publications focusing on effects of means of governing in the administrative policy. The project covers publications published in the period from 1996 – 2006. Publications from central institutions in the Nordic countries have been registered. About 50 central researchers in the Scandinavian countries was also contacted.
The actual mapping is divided into two parts; first a section where central literature references have been registered. Second, a section where the publication is linked to a unit in the State Administration Database and categorized by variables that describes the content in the publication (means of governing, effects etc.).
Both projects are integrated in a common database. It is important to notice that this database is a project in progress and new publications may be added across the whole period.
Also all available annual reports havew been added as pdf-files.
About State Administration Literature Database
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Ever since the initiative was taken to develop the State Administration Database, there has been a need to systemize relevant publications concerning the units in the database.
The first spesific mapping started in 2005 based on funds from the SAMDATA project financed by the Norwegian Research Council. In this project, The Rokkan Centre together with NSD started to add new basic information about the units in the database in an accumulating manner.
Central people in the literature project have been professor paul G. Roness, University of Bergen and Sturla Herfindal, the Rokkan Centre, Bergen.
Also all available annual reports have been added as pdf-files.