University of Gothenburg

Publications in political science

Here is a selection of books we want to highlight in the political science literature produced at the University of Gothenburg, all published by recognized high-quality publishers. The books are sorted by the author's surname alphabetically. You will find more publications using the seek function below.

Books, a selection of

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Aggestam, Karin and Ann Towns (2018). Gendering Diplomacy and International Negotiation. Palgrave MacMillan.

Brommesson, Douglas and Ann-Marie Ekengren (2017). The Mediatization of Foreign Policy, Political Decision-Making and Humanitarian Intervention. The Palgrave MacMillan Series in International Political Communication. Palgrave MacMillan.

Bågenholm, Andreas, Monika Bauhr, Marcia Grimes, and Bo Rothstein ed. (forthcoming 2021). The Oxford Handbook of the Quality of Government. Oxford University Press.

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Charron, Nicholas, Victor Lapuente, and Bo Rothstein (2013). Quality of Government and Corruption from a European Perspective: A Comparative Study of Good Government in EU regions. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Coppedge, Michael, John Gerring, Staffan I. Lindberg, Daniel Pemstein, Svend-Erik Skaaning, Brigitte Seim, and Jan Teorell, with David Altman, Michael Bernhard, Fernando Bizzarro Neto, Steven Fish, Adam Glynn, Allen Hicken, Carl-Henrik Knutsen, Kelly McMann, Matthew Maguire, Kyle Marquardt, Valeriya Meckkova, Pamela Paxton, Josefine Pernes, Rachel Sigman, Jeffrey Staton, Natalia Stepanova, Eitan Tzelgov, and Yi-ting Wang (2020). Varieties of Democracy: Measuring a Century of Political Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Cornell, Agnes, Jørgen Møller, and Svend-Erik Skaaning (2020). Democratic stability in an age of crisis: reassessing the interwar period. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Dahlström, Carl and Victor Lapuente (2017). Organizing Leviathan. Politicians, Bureaucrats, and the Making of Good Government. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Dahlström, Carl and Lena Wängnerud ed. (2015). Elites, Institutions and the Quality of Government. Basingstoke. Palgrave Macmillan.


Ekengren Oscarsson, Henrik and Sören Holmberg (2020). Research Handbook on Political Partisanship. Edward Elgar.

Esaiasson, Peter and Knut Heidar, ed. (2000). Beyond Westminster and Congress. The Nordic Experience. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press.

Esaiasson, Peter and Sören Holmberg (1996). Representation from Above. Members of Parliament and Representative Democracy in Sweden. Aldershot: Dartmouth.

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Granberg, Donald and Sören Holmberg (1988). The Political System Matters. Social Psychology and Voting Behavior in United States and Sweden. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Grimm, Jannis, Koehler, Kevin, Lust, Ellen, Saliba, Ilyas and Schierenbeck, Isabell (2020). Safer Research in the Social Sciences: A Systematic Handbook for Human and Digital Security. London: SAGE Publications Inc.

Hinnfors, Jonas (2006). Reinterpreting social democracy: a history of stability in the British Labour Party and Swedish Social Democratic Party. Manchester University Press.

Holmberg, Sören, and Bo Rothstein (2012). Good government the relevance of political science. Cheltenham; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.


Jonasson, Ann-Kristin (2013). The EU's Democracy Promotion and the Mediterranean Neighbours. Orientation, ownership and dialogue in Jordan and Turkey. Routledge.

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Kubbe, Ina and Aiysha Varraich, ed. (2020). Corruption and Informal Norms in the Middle East and North Africa. Routledge.

Lindberg, Staffan I., ed. (2009). Democratization by Elections: A New Mode of Transition?. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Lindberg, Staffan I. (2006). Democracy and Elections in Africa. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Lundqvist, Lennart J. (2004). Sweden and Ecological Governance. Straddling the Fence. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Lundqvist, Lennart J. (1980). The Hare and the Tortoise. Clean Air Policies in The United States and Sweden. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press.

Lust, Ellen, ed. (2020, 15th edition). The Middle East. Washington D.C.: CQ Press.


Naurin, Elin, Terry Royed and Robert Thomson, ed. (2019). Party Mandates and Democracy. Making, Breaking and keeping Election Pledges in Twelve Democracies. University of Michigan Press.

Naurin, Elin (2011). Election Promises, Party Behaviour and Voter Perceptions. Basingstokes: Palgrave Macmillan.


Pierre, Jon and B. Guy Peters (2020, second edition). Governance, Politics and the State. Palgrave.

Pierre, Jon, ed. (2017). The Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politics. Oxford University Press.

Pierre, Jon (2015). Globalization and Governance. Edward Elgar publishing.

Peters, B. Guy and Jon Pierre (2016). Comparative Governance. Cambridge University Press.


Rothstein, Bo (forthcoming 2021). Controlling Corruption. Oxford University Press.

Rothstein, Bo and Aiysha Varraich (2017). Making sense of Corruption. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Rothstein, Bo (2011). The Quality of Government: Corruption, Social Trust and Inequality in a Comparative Perspective. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Rothstein, Bo (2005). Social Traps and the Problem of Trust. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Helena Stensöta and Lena Wängnerud ed. (2018). Gender and Corruption. Historical Roots and New Avenues for Research. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Towns, Ann (2010). Women and States: Norms and Hierarchies in International Society. Cambridge University Press.


Lena Wängnerud (2015). The Principles of Gender-Sensitive Parliaments. London and New York: Routledge.


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