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Patrik Öhberg


Patrik Öhberg
+46 31 786 1537

Postal Address: Box 710, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Seminariegatan 1 b , 41313 Göteborg

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Box 710
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Seminariegatan 1 B , 413 13 Göteborg

About Patrik Öhberg


Patrik Öhberg is an assistant professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg.

He currently leads the project "Party Constrained Policy Responsiveness to Citizen-Initiated Contacts" (financed by FORTE).

Research interest

Öhberg has a wide research interest in theories and practices of representative democracy. Specific interests include the perceptions and behaviors of political and administrative elites. He is also interested in questions about democratic responsiveness as well as the role of gender in politics.

Öhberg's work is published in journals such as British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, West European Politics, Public Administration, Party Politics, Scandinavian Political Studies, and Politics and Gender. During Spring 2017 his book "Ambitious Politicians" comes out on University Press of Kansas.

Öhberg spent his International Postdoc stipend period (Swedish Research Council) placed at the National Election Chair at the Department of Political Science at Université de Montréal (2012-2014).

Öhberg is principal investigator of the project the Panel of Politicians (Politikerpanelen), which is a webbased panel of politicians conducted at the Laboratory for Opinion Research, University of Gothenburg. Öhberg is also principal investigator of the Swedish parts of international elite surveys, such as the Comparative Candidates Study. Moreover, he has worked as data manager of the Riksdag survey within the Swedish National Election Study Programme. 

In his dissertation Öhberg studied the role of personal career ambitions among Swedish parliamentarians. (For a English summary: englishsummary.pdf.)

Öhberg has also written books in Swedish on Israeli history and Zionism. He contributes regularily to the research blogg Politologerna.


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Latest publications

Candidate selection and party discipline in Europe: A comparative perspective
G. Cordero, Patrik Öhberg, X. Coller, A. M. Jaime-Castillo
Democratizing Candidate Selection, New Methods, Old Receipts? Ed. Guillermo CorderoXavier Coller, Palgrave Macmillan, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Reaching across the aisle : Explaining government–opposition voting in parliament
Tom Louwerse, Simon Otjes, David M. Willumsen, Patrik Öhberg
Party Politics, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Vad gör en valrörelse med oss? Om relationerna mellan väljare, valda och journalister i valet 2014
Stefan Dahlberg, Bengt Johansson, Patrik Öhberg
Johansson B. & Truedsson (red.). När makten står på spel: Journalistik i valrörelser, Stockholm, Institutet för mediestudier, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

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Mandates and accountability. Comparing MPs’, candidates’ and citizens' perceptions of fulfillment of election promises.
Elin Naurin, Patrik Öhberg
Paper prepared for the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago 11-14 April 2013. Panel: 28-22, Accountability and Democratic Responsiveness, Friday April 12, Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution


A comparative analysis of MP’s, candidates and citizens' perceptions of election promises.
Elin Naurin, Patrik Öhberg
Paper presented for the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, New Orleans August 30- September 2, 2012. Panel 14.2 and 11.61 Do Parties Keep Their Election Promises? Co-sponsored by Section 14, Advanced Industrial Societies and Section 11, Comparative Politics. Thursday, Aug 30 2012, 8.00 AM – 9.45 AM., Conference contribution 2012
Conference contribution

Motivated reasoning. A comparative analysis of politicians' and citizens' perceptions of election promises.
Elin Naurin, Patrik Öhberg
Paper presented at the Midwestern Political Science Association, Chicago 11-15 April 2012. Section 27. Political Psychology. Panel 19. Reputations, Accountability, and Attributions of Responsibility. , Conference contribution 2012
Conference contribution



Reepalus kommentarer om sionismen är beklämmande
Patrik Öhberg
Newsmill, Magazine article 2010
Magazine article

Politicians’ Personal Career Ambitions and Corruption – a working relationship
Patrik Öhberg
The Quality of Government Institute, Berlin , Conference contribution 2010
Conference contribution


Patrik Öhberg
Stockholm , Atlantis , Edited book 2009
Edited book


Inte tuffare villkor för kvinnor i politiken
Patrik Öhberg
Göteborgs-Posten , Magazine article 2006
Magazine article

Politiker med karriärambitioner – en omöjlig självklarhet
Patrik Öhberg
Valets mekanismer , Stokholm , Liber , Chapter in book 2006
Chapter in book

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