Hallbera West
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My teaching profile is topics within the field of political science and social methods in general. My teaching classes have changed from semester to semester. Today, I am course responsible for the master course: Methodology and methods (10 ECTS), the bachelor course: Politics and policy (10 ECTS), and the bachelor course: Public Administration (10 ECTS).

Research interests

My primary research profile is executive-legislative relations, which relates to topics like different types of government systems (coalition, majority/minority), political parties and opposition activity. I am specializing in parliamentary control and oversight and my Carlsbergfondet project relates to this theme. My project title is:"Parliamentary control: How to move beyond partisan behavior?" and is funded by Carlsbergfonden:


The project´s empirical focus in on the parliaments in the Nordic countries, and focuses on variation in control institutions and procedures and effects on MPs behavior in control activity.

The project builds on the experiences from my Ph.d. project from 2018: “MP Firefighting: When do MPs hold government accountable?”

More information about my dissertation: https://politica.dk/politicas-phd-serie/hallbera-west/


In addition, I am involved in research projects related to Self-Government and partially independent territories and the Faroese Home Rule model. Related to this research agenda I am a member of two different research networks.

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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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, MP Firefighting: When do MPs hold government accountable?, Aarhus University

15 Aug 201515 Aug 2018

Award Date: 16 Nov 2018

External positions

Mediasupport Board

19 Oct 20221 Oct 2025


  • JA Political science (General)
  • JF Political institutions (General)
  • J General legislative and executive papers


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