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Olof Larsson


Department of Political
Visiting address
Sprängkullsgatan 19
41123 Göteborg
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Postal address
Box 711
40530 Göteborg

About Olof Larsson


Ph.D. in Political Science with focus on judicial politics, European politics and European integration theory. Currently working in the research project "Agents or Trustees? The politics of selecting judges to the Court of Justice of the EU?".

Areas of interest

European politics and integration theory; Judicial politics and the interplay between politics and courts; the Court of Justice of the European Union.


Larsson, Olof, and Daniel Naurin. ‘Judicial Independence and Political Uncertainty. How the Risk of Override Impacts on the Court of Justice of the EU’. International Organization 70, no. 2 (2016).

Larsson, Olof, Daniel Naurin, Mattias Derlén, and Johan Lindholm. ‘Speaking Law to Power The Strategic Use of Precedent of the Court of Justice of the European Union’. Comparative Political Studies, 11 April 2016.

Cramér, Per, Olof Larsson, Andreas Moberg, and Daniel Naurin. See You in Luxembourg? EU Government’s Observations under the Preliminary Reference Procedure. 2016 5. SIEPS, 2016.

Larsson, Olof. Minoritarian Activism - Judicial Politics in the European Union. Göteborg Studies in Politics 148, 2016.

Naurin, Daniel, Per Cramér, Olof Larsson, Sara Lyons, Andreas Moberg, and Allison Östlund. ‘Coding Observations of the Member States and Judgments of the Court of Justice of the EU Under the Preliminary Reference Procedure 1997–2008’. CERGU Working Paper Gothenburg, Sweden: University of Gothenburg 2013, no. 1 (2013).

Larsson, Olof. ‘I Domstolens Fälla? Den Liberala Intergovernmentalismen Från Utstationeringsdirektivet till Lavaldomen’. Master’s thesis, University of Gothenburg, 2010.

Teaching and tutoring

Tutors theses in political science and European studies at both Bachelor and Master's level; Lectures in master courses in European Studies and at the dept. of Law, and at bachelor courses in political science, as well as various evening courses.