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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 (2016). Judicial Independence and Political Uncertainty. How the Risk of Override Impacts on the Court of Justice of the EU. International Organization 70.2.

Larsson, Olof. (2020) Political and constitutional overrides: the case of the Court of Justice of European Union. Journal of European Public Policy, 2020, 1–18.

Larsson, Olof, och Daniel Naurin. (2019) Split Vision: Multidimensionality in the European Union’s Legal Policy Space. International Studies Quarterly 63, nr 3.

Larsson, Olof, Theresa Squatrito, Øyvind Stiansen, och Taylor St John. (2019) Selection and Appointment in International Adjudication: Insights from Political Science. Academic Forum on ISDS Concept Paper 2019/10, in advance of the 38th Session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Working Group III, 14-18 October 2019

Larsson, Olof, Naurin, Daniel, Derlén, Mattias, & Lindholm, Johan (2017). Speaking Law to Power. The Strategic Use of Precedent of the Court of Justice of the European Union. Comparative Political Studies. 50:7, 879-907

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

Johansson, Markus, and Olof Larsson. ‘Explaining Non-Compliance with Affirmative and Negative Obligations’. Paper Presented at the Conference Non-Compliance in the European Union: Patterns, Explanations and Remedies 17-18 September 2020, 2020.

Larsson, Olof, and Daniel Naurin. ‘House of Cards in Luxemburg?: A Brief Defence of the Strategic Model of Judicial Politics in the Context of the European Union’. In The Court of Justice of the European Union, edited by Mattias Derlén and Johan Lindholm. Oxford: Hart Publishing Co., 2018.

Larsson, Olof, and Daniel Naurin. ‘Agents, Activists, Allies or Trustees? Judicial Appointments and Behaviour in the Court of Justice of the EU’. Paper Presented at the ECPR General Conference, Oslo, 2017.

Larsson, Olof (2010) "I domstolens fälla?" Master’s Thesis, also published in Centre for European Research at the University of Gothenburgs (CERGU) Working Paper Series, Nr 11:2 ISSN 1404-0026

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.