University of Gothenburg

Publications in Political Science

Here is a selection of books we want to highlight in political science literature, 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 functions below.

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

Michael W. Bauer, B. Guy Peters, Jon Pierre, Kutsal Yesilkagit and Stefan Becker, eds. (2021). Administration Democratic Backsliding and Public Administration. Cambridge University Press.

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 (2021).
The Oxford Handbook of the Quality of Government. Oxford University Press.

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Charron, Nicholas, Victor Lapuente, och 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, och Yi-ting Wang (2020). Varieties of Democracy: Measuring a Century of Political Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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

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

Dahlström, Carl och Lena Wängnerud eds. (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 och Knut Heidar, eds. (2000). Beyond Westminster and Congress. The Nordic Experience. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press.

Esaiasson, Peter, Mikael Gilljam, Henrik Oscarsson, Ann Towns och Lena Wängnerud (2017, 5:e upplagan). Metodpraktikan. Konsten att studera samhälle, individ och marknad. Stockholm: Wolters Kluwer.

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 the 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.

Hagevi, Magnus, Sofie Blombäck, Marie Demker, Jonas Hinnfors and Karl Loxbo (2022). Party Realignment in Western Europe. Electoral Drivers and Global Constraints. Edward Elgar.

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


Jagers, Sverker C. och Simon Matti (2020). Miljöpolitikens villkor. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Jepsen, H., Lundgren, M., Monheim, K and Walker, H. (2021). Negotiating the Paris Agreement: The Insider Stories. Cambridge University Press.

Johansson, Bengt, Staffan Kumlin, Elin Naurin och Lena Wängnerud (2014). Det politiska spelet. Medborgare, medier och politiker i den representativa demokratin. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

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, eds. (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, eds. (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). Governance, Politics and the State (2:a upplagan). 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 (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 eds. (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.