Beinta í Jákupsstovu
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1996 …2023

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General courses for Bachelor and Master Students:

Political Theory, Local Politics, Welfare Models, Organization Theory, Comparative Politics, International Politics, Public Administration, Political Institutions, Democracy, Methods in Social Science

Research interests

  • Welfare politics and policy
  • Local democracy
  • Gender representation
  • Paradiplomacy


The main focus has been on power structures in small polities. Studies on welfare systems, local democracy and gender representation are most often based on empirical data from the Faroe Islands. Different methodological approaches are used. Other projects have focused on the health visitor institutions, on e-democracy, and on paradiplomcay.

Visiting Scholar: Háskóli Íslands 1993; University of Aberdeen 2012; UC Berkeley 2017


  • Polygov: Crisis management in a Polycentric Nordic Local Democracy: Different Governance Structures – Different Results? (
  • Textbook in Political Science

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Knowledge and Power in Faroese Health Politics and Policy, University of Bergen

… → 2003

Master, Cand. Polit, University of Bergen

… → 1982


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