Olof Larsson


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

About Olof Larsson


Ph.D. in Political Science with focus on compliance with international law, judicial politics, European politics and European integration theory.

Areas of interest

Compliance with international law, European politics and integration theory; Judicial politics and the interplay between politics and courts; the Court of Justice of the European Union.


Daniel Naurin, Markus Johansson, Rutger Lindahl, Olof Larsson. University of Gothenburg (2022). The Negotiations in the Council of the European Union Dataset. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.0.

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, 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, and Taylor St John. (2022) ‘Selection and Appointment in International Adjudication: Insights from Political Science’. Journal of International Dispute Settlement, 17 June 2022, idac014. Earlier version as 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. (2021) ‘Political and Constitutional Overrides: The Case of the Court of Justice of European Union’. Journal of European Public Policy 28, no. 12 (2021): 1932–49.

Johansson, Markus, David Langlet, Olof Larsson, Åsa Löfgren, Niklas Harring, and Sverker Jagers. (2021) ‘A Risk Framework for Optimising Policies for Deep Decarbonisation Technologies’. Energy Research & Social Science 82 (2021): 102297.

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.

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 (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


Hofmann, Andreas; Johansson, Markus; and Larsson, Olof. (2022) ‘Enforcement and interpretation in EU infringement cases’. Paper presented at the 28th International Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies, University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal June 29-July 1, 2022

Johansson, Markus and Larsson, Olof. (2022) ‘The European Commission in the legal-political battlefield: The myth of the successful activist revisited’. Paper presented at the 28th International Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies, University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal June 29-July 1, 2022

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. ‘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.

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.