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Ellen Lust

Professor

Ellen Lust
Professor
ellen.lust@gu.se
+46 31 786 6534
0766-186534

Room number: B522
Postal Address: Box 711, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 41123 Göteborg


Department of Political Science (More Information)
Box 711
405 30 Göteborg
www.pol.gu.se
stats@pol.gu.se
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 411 23 Göteborg

About Ellen Lust

Presentation

Ellen Lust is the Founding Director of the Programs on Governance and Local Development at Yale University (est. 2013) and at the University of Gothenburg (est. 2015), and Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. She also serves as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Project on Middle East Democracy in Washington, DC. She received her M.A. in Modern Middle East and North African Studies (1993) and PhD in Political Science from the University of Michigan (1997). She held faculty positions at Rice University and Yale University, and was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Graduate Studies (Geneva, Switzerland) and the Straus Institute at NYU.

Ellen has conducted fieldwork and implemented surveys in Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia. She has authored numerous books and articles, including most recently, Trust, Voice and Incentives: Learning from Local Successes in Service Delivery in the Middle East and North Africa, (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2015) in collaboration with Hana Brixi and Michael Woolcock.

Her current research is aimed at developing local governance indicators and examining the role of social institutions in governance. She was a co-founder of the Transitional Governance Project, a founding associate editor of Middle East Law and Governance, and has served as an advisor and consultant to such organizations as the Carter Center, Freedom House, NDI, UNDEF, UNDP, USAID, and the World Bank. Foundations such as the Moulay Hicham Foundation, National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and the Swedish Research Council have supported her work. More at http://gld.commons.yale.edu/ and http://transitionalgovernanceproject.org

 

Latest publications

Roundtable: Reevaluating the Nation-State - Introduction
Ellen Lust, Rabab El-Mahdi
International Journal of Middle East Studies, Other 2018
Other

Why Do Some Voters Prefer Female Candidates? The Role of Perceived Incorruptibility in Arab Elections
Ellen Lust, Lindsay Benstead
Gender and Corruption: Historical Roots and New Avenues for Research, Cham, Palgrave Macmillan, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Unwelcome Change: Coming to Terms with Democratic Backsliding
D. Waldner, Ellen Lust
Annual review of political science, Review article 2018
Review article

Governance and Service Delivery in the Middle East and North Africa
Adam Harris, Kristen Kao, Ellen Lust, Jens Ewald, Petter Holmgren
The Program on Governance and Local Development (GLD), Working paper 2017
Working paper

Multiple Measurements, Elusive Agreement, and Unstable Outcomes in the Study of Regime Change
Hans Lueders, Ellen Lust
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 52. September 2017, Working paper 2017
Working paper

Poor People’s Beliefs and the Dynamics of Clientelism
Miquel Pellicer, Eva Wegner, Lindsay Benstead, Ellen Lust
The Program on Governance and Local Development (GLD), Working paper 2017
Working paper

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2019

2018

Roundtable: Reevaluating the Nation-State - Introduction
Ellen Lust, Rabab El-Mahdi
International Journal of Middle East Studies, Other 2018
Other

Why Do Some Voters Prefer Female Candidates? The Role of Perceived Incorruptibility in Arab Elections
Ellen Lust, Lindsay Benstead
Gender and Corruption: Historical Roots and New Avenues for Research, Cham, Palgrave Macmillan, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Unwelcome Change: Coming to Terms with Democratic Backsliding
D. Waldner, Ellen Lust
Annual review of political science, Review article 2018
Review article

2017

Governance and Service Delivery in the Middle East and North Africa
Adam Harris, Kristen Kao, Ellen Lust, Jens Ewald, Petter Holmgren
The Program on Governance and Local Development (GLD), Working paper 2017
Working paper

Multiple Measurements, Elusive Agreement, and Unstable Outcomes in the Study of Regime Change
Hans Lueders, Ellen Lust
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 52. September 2017, Working paper 2017
Working paper

Poor People’s Beliefs and the Dynamics of Clientelism
Miquel Pellicer, Eva Wegner, Lindsay Benstead, Ellen Lust
The Program on Governance and Local Development (GLD), Working paper 2017
Working paper

Showing 1 - 10 of 92

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