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Working papers 2021

(2021:10) Aksel Sundström & Lena Wängnerud: Sexual forms of corruption and sextortion: How to expand research in a sensitive area (PDF)
(2021:9) Carl Dahlström & Johannes Lindvall: Sweden and the COVID-19 Crisis (PDF)
(2021:8) Fernando Jiménez-Sánchez, José Luis Ros-Medina and Manuel Villoria-Mendieta: Disappointed expectations: Does the Basque country really enjoy such a high level of quality of gov-ernment -in European standards- when compared to a backward region su (PDF)
(2021:7) Rasmus Broms, Carl Dahlström & Marina Nistotskaya: Provider Ownership and Service Quality: Evidence from Swedish Residential Care Homes (PDF)
(2021:6) Elise Tengs: Pre-Election Tax Enforcement in Sub-Saharan Africa (PDF)
(2021:5) Aiysha Varraich: Religious Clientelism -A theory (PDF)
(2021:4) Charron, Lapuente, Bauhr: Sub-national Quality of Government in EU Member States: Presenting the 2021 European Quality of Government Index and its relationship with Covid-19 indicators (PDF)
(2021:3) D’Arcy, Nistotskaya & Olsson: Land Property Rights, Cadasters and Economic Growth: A Cross-Country Panel 1000-2015 CE (PDF)
(2021:2) Marina Nistotskaya, Stefan Dahlberg, Carl Dahlström, Aksel Sundström, Sofia Axelsson, Cem Mert Dalli & Natalia Alvarado Pachon: The Quality of Government Expert Survey 2020. (Wave III): Report (PDF)
(2021:1) Martin Sjöstedt, Aksel Sundström, Sverker C. Jagers & Herbert Ntuli: Governance through community policing: What makes citizens report poaching of wildlife to state officials? (PDF)


Working papers 2020

(2020:15) Anders Sundell: Hits close to home: Shootings and support for the Sweden Democrats (PDF)
(2020:14) Manuel Santos Silva, Amy C. Alexander, Stephan Klasen & Christian Welzel: The Roots of Female Emancipation: The Initializing Role of Cool Water (PDF)
(2020:13) Andrea F.M. Martinangeli, Marina Povitkina, Sverker C. Jagers, Bo Rothstein: Institutional Quality Causes Social Trust: Evidence from Survey and Experimental Data on Trusting Under the Shadow of Doubt (PDF)
(2020:12) Nicholas Charron, Victor Lapuente & Andrés Rodriguez-Pose: Uncooperative Society, Uncooperative Politics or Both? How Trust, Polarization and Populism Explain Excess Mortality for COVID-19 across European regions (PDF)
(2020:11) Andreas Bågenholm & Nicholas Charron: Who votes for Anti-Corruption Parties? The Emergence of a New Party Family (PDF)
(2020:10) Elise Tengs: Taxation as a Socia Contract. Public goods and collective action in Sub-Saharan Africa (PDF)
(2020:9) Andrea Vaccaro: Measures of State Capacity: Same Same, but Different? (PDF)
(2020:8) Sundström & Stockemer: Measuring support for women’s political leadership: Social desirability and gendered interviewer effects among African respondents (PDF)
(2020:7) Martin Hammrén: Populism and Politicization of the Bureaucracy: A Quantitative Analysis of the Effect of Populist Rule in Europe and Latin America (PDF)
(2020:6) Mariano-Florentino Cuellar & Matthew C. Stephenson: Taming Systemic Corruption: The American Experience and Its Implications for Contemporary Debates (PDF)
(2020:5) Sören Holmberg: How people around the world assess democracy communicating online (PDF)
(2020:4) Ruth Carlitz & Marina Povitkina: Environmental protection in authoritarian regimes: Investigating the role of pluralism (PDF)
(2020:3) Carl Dahlström, Erik Lundberg & Kira Pronin: Conflict-resolvers or tools of electoral struggle? Swedish commissions of inquiry 1990-2016 (PDF)
(2020:2) Gissur Ó Erlingsson, Emanuel Wittberg & Markus Lindström: Municipally owned enterprises and heightened corruption risks (PDF)
(2020:1) Sören Holmberg & Bo Rothstein: Social Trust –The Nordic Gold? (PDF)


Working papers 2019

(2019:14) Rasmus Broms: Taxation and Turnout in Swedish Municipalities (PDF)
(2019:13) Håkan Bernhardsson: The Link between Ethnic Fractionalization and Corruption Revised: Ethnic Voting in Africa (PDF)
(2019:12) Ina Kubbe, Amy Alexander & Lena Wängnerud: The effect of gender on corruption: Sorting out explanations for gender differences with new experimental research (PDF)
(2019:11) Fredrik Larsson: Can Civil Society curb Corruption in Public Procurement? A comparative study of the conditional effect of societal accountability in EU regions (PDF)
(2019:10) Matthew Stephenson: Corruption as a Self-Reinforcing “Trap”: Implications for Reform Strategy (PDF)
(2019:9) Bo Rothstein & Sören Holmberg: Correlates of Corruption (PDF)
(2019:8) Sören Holmberg & Bo Rothstein: Correlates of Electoral Democracy (PDF)
(2019:7) Kohei Suzuki & Mehmet Akif Demircioglu: Is impartiality enough? Government impartiality and citizen’s perceptions of public service quality (PDF)
(2019:6) Ramin Shirali: Elite Survival First, Then Meritocratization: Implications of Elite Survival on the Meritoratization of Bureaucracies (PDF)
(2019:5) Monika Bauhr & Ruth Carlitz: Transparency and the Quality of Local Public Service Provision: Street-Level Discretion in Education, Health and Infrastructure (PDF)
(2019:4) Carl Dahlström, Mihály Fazekas & David E. Lewis: Agency Design, Favoritism and Procurement in the United States (PDF)
(2019:3) Nicholas Charron, Niklas Harring & Victor Lapuente: Trust, Regulation and Redistribution (PDF)
(2019:2) Dragana Davidovic & Niklas Harring: Does Quality of Government and Trust Explain the Cross-National Variation in Public Support for Climate Policy? (PDF)
(2019:1) Daniel Carelli: The Focal Power of Anticorruption Law: Insights from Italian State-Building (PDF)


Working papers 2018

(2018:14) Marina Nistotskaya & Michelle D'Arcy: State Capacity, Democracy and Public Good Production: The case of Child Mortality (PDF)
(2018:13) Marina Nistotskaya & Anna Khakhunova: Public Bureaucracy and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Russia’s Regions (PDF)
(2018:12) Kohei Suzuki & Claudia Avellaneda: New Public Management and Municipal Performance: Do NPM Reforms Boost Performance? (PDF)
(2018:11) Rasmus Broms: The electoral consequences of institutional failure: A comparative study of audits, rulers, and voters in Swedish municipalities (PDF)
(2018:10) Sofia B. Vera: Accepting ot Resisting Corruption? Responses to Corruption and Competence in Highly Corrupt Enviroments (PDF)
(2018:9) Kohei Suzuki & Hyunkang Hur: Bureaucratic Structures and Organizational Commitment of Senior Public Officials (PDF)
(2018:8) Lena Wängnerud: Moving Beyond Categorial Measures of Gender in Corruption Research (PDF)
(2018:7) Rasmus Broms, Carl Dahlström & Marina Nistotskaya: Marketization and the Quality of Residential Elderly Care in Sweden (PDF)
A modified version of this paper was published as: Broms, Rasmus, Carl Dahlström and Marina Nistotskaya (2020). “Competition and Service Quality: Evidence from Swedish Residential Care Homes”. Governance 33(3): 525-543.
(2018:6) Gabriella R. Montinola & Sarah M. Prince: Women's Empowerment and Foreign Aid Effectiveness (PDF)
(2018:5) Gissur Ólafur Erlingsson & Gunnar Helgi Kristinsson: Exploring shades of corruption tolerance: three lessons from Iceland and Sweden (PDF)
(2018:4) Dragana Davidovic: Trust, Values, and Quality of Government: Exploring Interactions Between Individual and Contextual Level Determinants of Environmental Tax Support (PDF)
(2018:3) Monika Bauhr & Nicholas Charron: Why Support International Redistribution? Corruption and Public Support for Aid in the Eurozone (PDF)
(2018:2) Monika Bauhr & Nicholas Charron: What Do Citizens Think About Redistribution and Aid Within the EU? Description and Highlights of a Pan-European Citizen Survey on Public Support for Cohesion Policy (PDF)
(2018:1) Nicholas Charron & Victor Lapuente: Quality of Government in EU Regions: Spatial and Temporal Patterns. (PDF)


Working papers 2017

(2017:16) Stefan Dahlberg, Sofia Axelsson & Sören Holmberg: The Meaning of Democracy. Using a Distributional Semantic Model for Collecting Co-Occurrence Information from Online Data Across Languages (PDF)
(2017:15) Frida Nilsson & Niklas Harring: The large-scale collective action dilemma of recycling: Exploring the role of trust (PDF)
(2017:14) Ina Kubbe: Let’s play: Bribery Games in the U.S. and Germany (PDF)
(2017:13) Gissur Ó Erlingsson & Emanuel Wittberg: Easier said than done? Implementing RTI-laws in Sweden (PDF)
(2017:12) Gissur Ó Erlingsson & Emanuel Wittberg: Easier said than done? Implementing RTI-laws in Sweden (PDF)
(2017:11) Victor Lapuente & Kohei Suzuki: The Prudent Entrepreneurs Women and Public Sector Innovation (PDF)
(2017:10) Amanda Linell, Martin Sjöstedt & Aksel Sundström: Compliance dynamics in transboundary governance of natural resources (PDF)
(2017:9) Andrej Kokkonen & Anders Sundell: The King is Dead: Political Succession and War in Europe, 1000–1799 (PDF)
(2017:9 Appendix) Andrej Kokkonen & Anders Sundell: The King is Dead: Political Succession and War in Europe, 1000–1799 (PDF)
(2017:8) Kohei Suzuki & Hyesong Ha: Municipality Merger and Local Democracy: An assessment of the merger of Japanese municipalities (PDF)
(2017:7) Kohei Suzuki & Mehmet Akif Demircioglu: Rediscovering Bureaucracy: Bureaucratic Professionalism, Impartiality, and Innovation (PDF)
(2017:6) Kohei Suzuki & Claudia Avellaneda: Women and Risk-Taking Behavior in Local Public Finance (PDF)
(2017:5) Rasmus Broms, Carl Dahlström & Mihaly Fazekas: Procurement and Competition in Swedish Municipalities (PDF)
A modified version of this paper was published as: Broms, Rasmus, Carl Dahlström and Mihály Fazekas (2019). “Political competition and public procurement outcomes”. Comparative Political Studies 52(9): 1259–1292.
(2017:4) Mikael Holmgren: Agency Problems and the Politics of Administrative Reorganization (PDF)
(2017:3) Frida Boräng & Helene Ahlborg: Institution building in challenging contexts – energy for development in Tanzania (PDF)
(2017:2) Eliska Drapalova & Victor Lapuente: Do City Managers Improve Government Performance? (PDF)
(2017:1) Carl Dahlström & Mikael Holmgren: The Link between Appointments and Appropriations in the Politics of Administrative Design (PDF)


Working papers 2016

(2016:17) Nicholas Sorak: Internet, Censorship, and Corruption. The impact of online censorship on the internet’s potential to reduce corruption (PDF)
(2016:16) Andreas Bågenholm, Stefan Dahlberg & Maria Solevid: Does Party Politicization of Corruption Affect Voter Turnout? (PDF)
(2016:15) Sverker Jagers, Simon Matti & Katarina Nordblom: How Policy Legitimacy affects Policy Support Throughout the Policy Cycle (PDF)
(2016:14) Frida Boräng, Sverker Jagers & Marina Povitkina: How corruption shapes the relationship between democracy and electrification (PDF)
(2016:13) Gissur Ólafur Erlingsson & Gunnar Helgi Kristinsson: Making Sense of Corruption Perceptions: Who to Ask (and About What?) - Evidence from Iceland (PDF)
(2016:12) Salvador Parrado, Victor Lapuente & Carl Dahlström: The Abandoned Trustees. Explaining Corruption in Local Government (PDF)
A modified version of this paper was published as: Parrado, Salvador, Carl Dahlström and Victor Lapuente (2018). “Mayors and Corruption in Spain: Same Rules, Different Outcomes”. South European Society and Politics 23(3): 303-322.
(2016:11) Kohei Suzuki & Claudia N. Avellaneda: Does Chief Executive’s Experience Moderate Consolidation’s Impact on Municipal Performance (PDF)
(2016:10) Carl Dahlström, Marina Nistotskaya & Maria Tyrberg: Is the quality of the outsourced public services contingent on the quality of bureaucracy? (PDF)
A modified version of this paper was published as: Dahlström, Carl, Marina Nistotskaya and Maria Tyrberg (2018). ”Outsourcing, bureaucratic personnel quality and citizen satisfaction with public services”. Public Administration 96(1): 218-233.
(2016:9) Bo Rothstein: Corruption, Gender Equality and Feminist Strategies (PDF)
(2016:8) Niklas Harring & Victor Lapuente: Cooperation or Punishment. The Effects of Trust on Government Regulation and Taxation. (PDF)
(2016:7) David Andersen: The State in Democratic Breakdowns: Who, How, and Why. (PDF)
(2016:6) Michelle D´Arcy & Marina Nistotskaya: The Early Modern Origins of Contemporary European Tax Systems. (PDF)
(2016:5) Nan Zhang: Democratic advantages in corruption control. New Evidence from Anti-Corruption Cases across 154 Countries (PDF)
(2016:4) Helena Olofsdotter Stensöta: Social trust among non-Nordic immigrant youth – does context matter? (PDF)
(2016:3) Helena Olofsdotter Stensöta: Is the young generation lagging behind? Wellbeing and welfare policies. (PDF)
(2016:2) Daniel Stockemer & Aksel Sundström: Can institutions pave the way for the young? Electoral systems and age representation in parliament (PDF)
(2016:1) Aksel Sundström: Understanding illegality and corruption in forest management: A literature review (PDF)


Working papers 2015

(2015:17) Ketevan Bolkvadze: Efficiency without Autonomy? Bureaucratic Reforms in Georgia’s Hybrid Regime (PDF)
(2015:16) Marina Nistotskaya, Anna Khakhunova & Carl Dahlström: Expert Survey on the Quality of Government in Russia’s Regions: A Report (PDF)
(2015:15) Maria Gustavson: Does Good Auditing Generate Quality of Government? (PDF)
(2015:14) Kajsa Karlström: Decentralization, corruption, and the role of democracy (PDF)
(2015:13) Marina Povitkina: Democracy, Bureaucratic Capacity and Environmental Quality (PDF)
(2015:12) Martin Sjöstedt & Marina Povitkina: Vulnerability of Small Island Development States. Does good governance help? (PDF)
(2015:11) Michelle D'Arcy & Marina Nistotskaya: State First, Then Democracy: Using Cadastral Records to Explain Governmental Performance (PDF)
(2015:10) Aksel Sundström: Corruption and violations of conservation rules: A survey experiment with resource users (PDF)
(2015:9) Carl Dahlström, Jan Teorell, Stefan Dahlberg, Felix Hartmann, Annika Lindberg, Marina Nistotskaya: THE QOG EXPERT SURVEY II Report (PDF)
(2015:8) Nicholas Charron, Carl Dahlström & Victor Lapuente: Measuring Meritocracy in the Public Sector in Europe: a New National and Sub-National Indicator (PDF)
A modified version of this paper was published as: Charron, Nicholas, Carl Dahlström, and Victor Lapuente (2016). “Measuring Meritocracy in the Public Sector in Europe: a New National and Sub-National Indicator”. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research 22(3): 499-523.
(2015:7) Stefan Dahlberg & Sören Holmberg: The Importance of Electoral and Judicial Trust for Regime Support (PDF)
(2015:6) Nicholas Charron, Carl Dahlström, Mihály Fazekas, Victor Lapuente: Careers, connections and corruption risks in Europe (PDF)
A modified version of this paper was published as: Charron, Nicholas, Carl Dahlström, Mihály Fazekas, and Victor Lapuente (2017). “Careers, Connections, and Corruption Risks: Investigating the impact of bureaucratic meritocracy on public procurement processes”. Journal of Politics 79(1): 89-104.
(2015:5) Björn Rönnerstrand & Victor Lapuente: Corruption and antibiotic use in the European regions (PDF)
(2015:4) Carl Dahlström & Mikael Holmgren: The Politics of Political Appointments (PDF)
A modified version of this paper was published as: Dahlström, Carl and Mikael Holmgren (2019). “The Political Dynamics of Bureaucratic Turnover”. British Journal of Political Science 49(3): 823-836.
(2015:3) Mikael Holmgren: Endogenous Bureaucracy (PDF)
(2015:2) Aksel Sundström: Violence and the costs of honesty. Rethinking bureaucrats’ choice to take bribes (PDF)
(2015:1) Stefan Dahlberg & Jonas Linde: The winner-loser gap in satisfaction with democracy over time. Evidence from a Swedish citizen panel (PDF)


Working papers 2014

(2014:23) Monika Bauhr & Nicholas Charron: Building Quality of Government. International organizations and educational performance in Africa (PDF)
(2014:22) Monika Bauhr: Turning a Blind Eye? The Impact of Corruption on Aid Fatigue (PDF)
(2014:21) Sören Holmberg & Bo Rothstein: Correlates of Quality of Government (PDF)
(2014:20) Nicholas Charron & Bo Rothstein: Social Trust, Quality of Government and Ethnic Diversity: An Empirical Analysis of 206 Regions in Europe (PDF)
(2014:19) Sören Holmberg & Bo Rothstein: Correlates of the Economist's Index of Democracy (PDF)
(2014:18) Sören Holmberg & Bo Rothstein: Correlates of The Level of Democracy (PDF)
(2014:17) Bo Rothstein & Sören Holmberg: Correlates of Corruption (PDF)
(2014:16) Anders Sundell: Nepotism and Meritocracy (PDF)
(2014:15) Andreas Bågenholm and Nicholas Charron: Voter Ideology, Party Systems and Corruption Voting in European Democracies (PDF)
(2014:14) Mattias Agerberg: Perspectives on Gender and Corruption. Gender differences in regard to corruption in Europe from an individual and institutional perspective (PDF)
(2014:13) Sören Holmberg and Bo Rothstein: Correlates of the Good Society (PDF)
(2014:12) Sofia Arkhede Olsson: Corruption and Political Participation. A multilevel analysis (PDF)
(2014:11) Aksel Sundström: Not to be used during fire: Performance-related pay for civil servants as an anticorruption tool (PDF)
(2014:10) Aksel Sundström: Covenants with broken swords: Corruption and law enforcement in governance of the commons (PDF)
(2014:09) Marcus Tannenberg: On the Road to Better Governance The “Middle Class Particularism” and Quality of Government (PDF)
(2014:08) Marina Nistotskaya and Luciana V. Cingolani: Bureaucratic Structure, Regulatory Quality and Entrepreneurship in a Comparative Perspective. Cross-Sectional and Panel Data Evidence (PDF)
(2014:07) Bo Rothstein: Human well-being and the lost relevance of political science (PDF)
(2014:06) Mette Frisk Jensen: Getting back to Denmark- The process of state building, establishing rule of law and fighting corruption in Denmark 1660-1900 (PDF)
(2014:05) Aiysha Varraich: Corruption: An Umbrella concept (PDF)
(2014:04) Agnes Cornell and Marcia Grimes: Disruptive protest and bureaucratic structures in Latin America and the Caribbean (PDF)
(2014:03) Stefan Dahlberg and Sören Holmberg: The Importance of Institutional Trust for Regime Support. (PDF)
(2014:02) Peter Esaiasson & Jordi Muñoz: Roba Perod Hace? An experimental test of the competence-corruption tradeoff hypothesis in Spain and Sweden. (PDF)
(2014:01) Peter Esaiasson & Mattias Ottervik: Does Compliance Correlate with Political Support? (PDF)


Working papers 2013

(2013:20) Mattias Ottervik: Conceptualizing and Measuring State Capacity: Testing the Validity of Tax Compliance as Measure of State Capacity (PDF)
(2013:19) Sverker C. Jagers, Marina Povitkina, Martin Sjöstedt, and Aksel Sundström: Paradise Islands? Island States and the Provision of Environmental Goods (PDF)
(2013:18) Aksel Sundström: Women’s local political representation within 30 European countries: A comparative dataset on regional figures (PDF)
(2013:17) Mathias A. Färdigh: Free, Accessible Media and Quality of Government. (PDF)
(2013:16) Gissur Ó Erlingsson, Jonas Linde & Richard Öhrvall: Crash in economy, crash in confidence. Perceptions of corruption and political support in Iceland before and after the financial crisis. (PDF)
(2013:15) Stefan Dahlberg, Carl Dahlström, Petrus Sundin & Jan Teorell: The Quality of Government Expert Survey 2008-2011: A Report. (PDF)
(2013:14) Carl Dahlström and Anders Sundell: Impartiality and Corruption in Sweden. (PDF)
(2013:13) Maria Gustavsson: Democratic Origins of Auditing. “Good Auditing” in Democratic Perspectives. (PDF)
(2013:12) Bo Rothstein: The Three Worlds of Governance: Arguments for a Parsimonious Theory of Quality of Government. (PDF)
(2013:11) Nicholas Charron: From Åland to Ankara: European Quality of Government Index: 2013 Data, Sensitivity Analysis and Final results. (PDF)
(2013:10) Aksel Sundström & Aaron M. McCRight: Examining Gender Differences in Environmental Concern across Four Levels of the Swedish Polity. (PDF)
(2013:9) Aksel Sundström & Lena Wängnerud: Women's Political Representation in the European Regions: The impact from Corruption and Bad Governance. (PDF)
(2013:8) Stefan Dahlberg, Jonas Linde, Sören Holmberg: Dissatisfied democrats: A matter of representation or performance? (PDF)
(2013:7) Pontus Strimling, Staffan I. Lindberg, Micael Ehn, Kimmo Eriksson & Bo Rothstein: Can Efficient Institutions Induce Cooperation Among Low Trust Agents? An Experimental Approach? (PDF)
(2013:6) Aksel Sundström & Daniel Stockemer: Quality of government affect voter turnout in the European regions. (PDF)
(2013:5) Bo Rothstein & Davide Torsello: Is corruption understood differently in different cultures? Anthropology meets Political Science. (PDF)
(2013:4) Michelle D´Arcy & Marina Nistotskaya: Credible Enforcement before Credible Commitment. Exploring the Importance of Sequencing. (PDF)
(2013:3) Birgitta Niklasson: Does NPM Increase the Politicization of the Civil Service? (PDF)
(2013:2) Maryna Povitkina, Sverker C. Jagers, Martin Sjöstedt and Aksel Sundström: Democracy and economic development. Investigating the effects on the marine environment. (PDF)
(2013:1) Nicki Khorram-Manesh: Democratic consolidation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Can the variation be attributed to the level of corruption at early stages of democratization? (PDF)


Working papers 2012

(2012:19) Gissur Ó Erlingsson, Jonas Linde & Richard Öhrvall: Perceptions of procedural fairness and satisfaction with democracy in the Nordic welfare states (PDF)
(2012:18) Jan Teorell & Bo Rothstein: Getting to Sweden: Malfeasance and Bureaucratic Reforms, 1720-1850 (PDF)
(2012:17) Bo Rothstein: Understanding the Quality of Government in China: The Cadre Administration Hypothesis (PDF)
(2012:16) Monika Bauhr & Marcia Grimes: What is Government Transparency? - New Measures and Relevance for Quality of Government (PDF)
(2012:15) Georgios Xezonakis: Corruption Voting and Political Context: Testing the Micro Mechanisms (PDF)
(2012:14) Georgios Xezonakis: Party System Polarisation and Quality of Government: On the Political Correlates of QoG (PDF)
(2012:13) Mathias A. Färdigh: Free Media and Quality of Government: The role of media in promoting quality of government institutions in the European Union. (PDF)
(2012:12) Nicholas Charron, Victor Lapuente & Marina Nistotskaya: The Wealth of Regions: Government Quality and Entrepreneurship in Europe (PDF)
(2012:11) Marcia Grimes & Lena Wängnerud: Good Government in Mexico: The Relevance of the Gender Perspective (PDF)
(2012:10) Maria Gustavson: Professional norms in African contexts: The forgotten dimension in development theory (PDF)
(2012:9) Björn Halleröd, Bo Rothstein, Adel Daoud & Shailen Nandy: Poor Government and Poor Children: An analysis of government efficiency and sever child deprivation in 70 low- and middle-income countries. (PDF)
(2012:8) Stefan Dahlberg & Sören Holmberg: Understanding satisfaction with the way democracy works: Democracy versus bureaucracy (PDF)
(2012:7) Anders Sundell: What is the best way to recruit public servants? (PDF)
(2012:6) Aksel Sundström: Corruption in the Commons: Why Bribery Hampers Enforcement of Environmental Regulations in South African Fisheries (PDF)
(2012:5) Eric M. Uslaner & Bo Rothstein: Mass Education, State Building and Equality - Searching for the Roots of Corruption (PDF)
(2012:4) Michelle D'Arcy: Taxation, Democracy and State-Building: how does sequencing matter? (PDF)
(2012:3) Andrej Kokkonen & Anders Sundell: Delivering stability – Primogeniture and autocratic survival in European monarchies 1000-1800 (PDF)
(2012:2) Anders Sundell: Legalize it: An argument for formalizing petty corruption when state capacity is low (PDF)
(2012:1) Michelle D'Arcy: Food Security and Elite-Ruler Relations in Sub-Saharan Africa: Exploring the impact of democracy on public goods provision (PDF)


Working papers 2011

(2011:22) Andreas Bågenholm: Do anti-corruption parties matter? - The Electoral Fate and Policy Impact of the Third Wave of Niche Parties in Central and Eastern Europe (PDF)
(2011:21) Nina Weitz: Decentralization: An Antidote to Corruption in Water Services? (PDF)
(2011:20) Carl Dahlström: Bureaucracy and the Different Cures for Grand and Petty Corruption (PDF)
(2011:19) Carl Dahlström & Birgitta Niklasson: The Political Background of Agency Heads in Sweden - Trends and Explanations, 1960-2010 (PDF)
A modified version of this paper was published as: Dahlström, Carl and Birgitta Niklasson (2013). “The Politics of Politicization in Sweden”. Public Administration 91(4): 891–907.
(2011:18) Monika Bauhr & Naghmeh Nasiritousi: Why Pay Bribes? Collective Action and Anticorruption Efforts (PDF)
(2011:17) Monika Bauhr & Naghmeh Nasiritousi: Does Corruption Cause Aid Fatigue? Public Opinion, Sustainable Development, and the Paradox of Aid (PDF)
(2011:16) Rasmus Broms: Taxation and Government Quality: The Size, the Shape, or just Europe 300 Years Ago? (PDF)
(2011:15) Staffan I. Lindberg: MPs, Clientelism, and Collective Goods (PDF)
(2011:14) Carl Dahlström & Victor Lapuente: Myths of Corruption Prevention. What is (not) good with a Weberian Bureaucracy? (PDF)
A modified version of this paper was published as: Dahlström, Carl and Victor Lapuente (2012). “Weberian bureaucracy and corruption prevention”. In Holmberg, Sören and Bo Rothstein (eds.). Good Government. The Relevance of Political Science. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
(2011:13) Mathias A. Färdigh, Emma Andersson & Henrik Oscarsson: Re-examining the relationship between press freedom and corruption (PDF)
(2011:12) Sören Holmberg & Bo Rothstein: Correlates of Corruption (PDF)
(2011:12) Sören Holmberg & Bo Rothstein: Correlates of Corruption (PDF)
(2011:11) Monika Bauhr & Henrik Oscarsson: Public Perceptions of Corruption: The Prevalence and Moral Rejection of Corruption in Sweden (PDF)
(2011:10) Sören Holmberg & Bo Rothstein: Correlates of Democracy (PDF)
(2011:9) Aksel Sundström: Towards an understanding of gendered networks and corruption: The distinction between processes during recruitment ans representation (PDF)
(2011:8) Jenny de Fine Licht, Daniel Naurin, Peter Esaiasson & Mikael Gilljam: Does transparency generate legitimacy? An experimental study of procedure acceptance of open- and closed-door decision-making (PDF)
(2011:7) Bo Rothstein: Creating a Sustainable Solidaristic Society: A Manual (PDF)
( 2011:6) Carl Dahlström, Victor Lapuente & Jan Teorell: Dimensions of bureaucracy II: A cross-national dataset on the structure and behaviour of public administration (PDF)
A modified version of this paper was published as: Dahlström, Carl, Victor Lapuente and Jan Teorell (2012). “Public administrations around the world”. In Holmberg, Sören and Bo Rothstein (eds.). Good Government. The Relevance of Political Science. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
(2011:5) Carl Dahlström & Anders Sundell: Losing gamble. Mainstream parties' failed strategy to counter anti-immigrant parties (PDF)
A modified version of this paper was published as: Dahlström, Carl and Anders Sundell (2012). “A Losing Gamble. How Mainstream Parties Facilitate Anti-Immigrant Party Success”. Electoral Studies 31(2): 353-363.
(2011:4) Sören Holmberg & Bo Rothstein: Quality of Government and Access to Safe Water (PDF)
(2011:3) Jonas Linde & Gissur Ó Erlingsson: The Effect of Public Perceptions of Corruption on System Support: The Case of Sweden (PDF)
(2011:2) Davide Torsello: The ethnography of corruption: research themes in political anthropology (PDF)
(2011:1) Nicholas Charron & Victor Lapuente: Why Do Some Regions in Europe Have Higher Quality of Government? (PDF)


Working papers 2010

(2010:26) Staffan Kumlin: Claiming Blame and Giving Credit: Unintended Effects of How Government and Opposition Frame the Europeanization of Welfare (PDF)
(2010:25) Anders Sundell: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: less stimulating in corrupt states (PDF)
(2010:24) Bo Rothstein & Rasmus Broms: Why No Democracy in the Arab-Muslim World? The Importance of Temple Financing and Tax Farming (PDF)
(2010:23) Nicholas Charron: Party System, Electoral Systems and Constraints on Corruption (PDF)
(2010:23) Nicholas Charron: Party System, Electoral Systems and Constraints on Corruption (PDF)
(2010:22) Nicholas Charron, Lewis Dijkstra & Victor Lapuente: Mapping Quality of Government in the European Union: A Study of National and Sub-National Variation (PDF)
(2010:21) Keith R. Weghorst & Staffan I. Lindberg: Effective Opposition Strategies: A Foundation for Improved Quality of Government (PDF)
(2010:19) Anna Persson, Bo Rothstein & Jan Teorell: The failure of Anti-Corruption Policies. A Theoretical Mischaracterization of the Problem (PDF)
(2010:18) Lena Wängnerud: Variation in Corruption between Mexican States. Elaborating the Gender Perspective (PDF)
(2010:17) Staffan I. Lindberg & Keith R. Weghorst: Are Swing Voters Instruments of Democracy or Farmers of Clientelism? Evidence from Ghana (PDF)
(2010:16) Sören Holmberg & Bo Rothstein: Quality of Government and Quality of Water (PDF)
(2010:15) Monika Bauhr, Marcia Grimes & Niklas Harring: Seeing the State: The Implications of Transparency for Societal Accountability (PDF)
(2010:14) Monika Bauhr & Naghmeh Nasiritousi: Transparency and Its Discontents. How IO Transparency Influences Domestic Resistance to Government Reforms (PDF)
(2010:13) Carl Dahlström, Victor Lapuente & Jan Teorell: Dimensions of Bureaucracy. A Cross-National Dataset on the Structure and Behavior of Public Administration (PDF)
(2010:12) Nicholas Charron, Carl Dahlström & Victor Lapuente: No Law without a State (PDF)
A modified version of this paper was published as: Charron, Nicholas, Carl Dahlström and Victor Lapuente (2012). “No Law without a State”. Journal of Comparative Economics, 40(2012): 176-192.
(2010:11) Nicholas Charron & Victor Lapuente: Which Dictators Produce Quality of Government? (PDF)
(2010:10) Victor Lapuente & Bo Rothstein: Civil War Spain versus Swedish Harmony: The Quality of Government Factor (PDF)
(2010:9) Bo Rothstein: Corruption, Happiness, Social Trust and the Welfare State: A Causal Mechanisms Approach (PDF)
(2010:8) Monika Bauhr, Naghmeh Nasiritousi, Henrik Oscarsson & Anna Persson: Perceptions of Corruption in Sweden (PDF)
(2010:7) Anna Persson & Martin Sjöstedt: A Deadly Mismatch? The Problem of HIV/AIDS in Research and Policy (PDF)
(2010:6) Bo Rothstein, Marcus Samanni & Jan Teorell: Quality of Government, Political Power and the Welfare State (PDF)
(2010:5) Staffan Kumlin: Informed Electoral Accountability and the Welfare State: A Conceptual Reorientation with Experimental and Real-World Findings (PDF)
(2010:4) Staffan Kumlin: Dissatisfied Democrats, Policy Feedback, and European Welfare States, 1976-2001 (PDF)
(2010:3) Sören Holmberg & Bo Rothstein: Quality of Government is Needed to Reduce Poverty and Economic Inequality (PDF)
(2010:2) Mathias A. Färdigh: Comparing Media Systems in Europe: Identifying Comparable Country-level Dimensions of Media Systems (PDF)
(2010:1) Marcus Samanni & Sören Holmberg: Quality of Government Makes People Happy (PDF)


Working papers 2009

(2009:31) Monika Bauhr & Naghmeh Nasiritousi: Towards Better Governments? A Theoretical Framework for the Influence of International Organizations (PDF)
(2009:30) Carl Dahlström & Peter Esaiasson: The Immigrant Issue and Anti-Immigrant Party Success - Is Sweden the Odd Case Out? (PDF)
A modified version of this paper was published as: Dahlström, Carl and Peter Esaiasson (2013). “The Immigrant Issue and Anti-Immigrant Party Success in Sweden 1970-2006. A Deviant Case Analysis”. Party Politics 19(2): 343-364.
(2009:29) Nicholas Charron: Exploring the Impact of Foreign Aid on Corruption: Has the 'Anti-Corruption' Movement been Effective? (PDF)
(2009:28) Lena Wängnerud & Marcus Samanni: Driving Forces Behind Gender Equality - A Cross-Country Comparison (PDF)
(2009:27) Ulrika Möller & Isabell Shierenbeck: Hidden Treasure or Sinking Ship? Diagnosing the Study of Political Leadership (PDF)
(2009:26) Carl Dahlström, Johannes Lindvall & Bo Rothstein: Social Protection Strategies in Efficient and Inefficient States (PDF)
A modified version of this paper was published as: Dahlström, Carl, Johannes Lindvall, and Bo Rothstein (2013). “Corruption, Bureaucratic Failure, and Social Policy Priorities”. Political Studies, 61(3): 523-242.
(2009:27) Ulrika Möller & Isabell Shierenbeck: Hidden Treasure or Sinking Ship? Diagnosing the Study of Political Leadership (PDF)
(2009:25) Jan Teorell: The Impact of Quality of Government as Impartiality: Theory and Evidence (PDF)
(2009:24) Sören Holmberg: Perceptions of Corruption in Mass Publics (PDF)
(2009:23) Mette Anthonsen, Åsa Löfgren & Klas Nilsson: Rent Dependency: Bad for Quality of Government (PDF)
(2009:22) Maria Gustavson: Translation, social worlds and boundary objects (PDF)
(2009:21) Carl Dahlström, Victor Lapuente & Jan Teorell: Bureaucracy, Politics and Corruption (PDF)
A modified version of this paper was published as: Dahlström, Carl, Victor Lapuente and Jan Teorell (2012) “The Merit of Meritocratization: Politics, Bureaucracy, and the Institutional Deterrents of Corruption”. Political Research Quarterly, 65(3): 658-670.
(2009:20) Jonas Linde: Why Feed the Hand that Bites You? Quality of Government and System Support in the Post-Communist EU Member States (PDF)
(2009:19) Staffan Kumlin & Peter Esaiasson: Scandal Fatigue: Scandal Elections and Satisfaction with Democracy in Western Europe 1977-2007 (PDF)
(2009:18) Carl Dahlström: Political Appointments in 18 Democracies, 1975-2007 (PDF)
(2009:17) Helena Olofsdotter Stensöta: Political Administration - Cultures of fragmentation behind goal-failure (PDF)
(2009:16) Sören Holmberg & Bo Rothstein: Corruption kills (PDF)
(2009:15) Monika Bauhr: Corruption in the Carbon Market? International Organisations, Transparency and the Clash of Values (PDF)
(2009:14) Lena Wängnerud: Delibiration or Jurisdiction? Testing the effectiveness of different routes towards gender equality (PDF)
(2009:13) Martin Sjöstedt: Unbundling secure property rights (PDF)
(2009:12) Staffan Kumlin: Blaming Europe? Exploring the Variable Impact of National Public Service Dissatisfaction on EU Trust (PDF)
(2009:11) Nicholas Charron: The Correlates of Corruption in India: Analysis and Evidence from the States (PDF)
(2009:10) Andreas Bågenholm: Politicizing Corruption – The Electoral Impact of Anti-corruption Discourse in Europe 1983-2007 (PDF)
(2009:9) Jan Teorell & Catharina Lindstedt: Electoral Systems: Assessing the Cross-Sectional Time-Series Data Sources (PDF)
(2009:8) Marcia Grimes & Lena Wängnerud: Curbing Corruption Through Social Welfare Reform? The effects of Mexico´s conditional cash transfer program on good government (PDF)
(2009:7) Jonas Linde: Into the gray zone - The recent trend of "hybridization" of political regimes (PDF)
(2009:7) Jonas Linde: Into the gray zone - The recent trend of "hybridization" of political regimes (PDF)
(2009:6) Jon Pierre: We are All Customers Now: Understanding the Influence of Economic Theory on Public Administration (PDF)
(2009:5) Jon Pierre: Why Legality Matters: The Limits of Markets and Governance Reform in the Public Sector (PDF)
(2009:4) Jon Pierre: New Governance, New Democracy? (PDF)
(2009:3) Daniel Naurin & Robert Thomson: A Network Model of Decision Making Applied to the European Union (PDF)
(2009:2) Bo Rothstein: Preventing Markets from Self-Destruction: The Quality of Government Factor (PDF)
(2009:1) Nicholas Charron & Victor Lapuente: Does Democracy Produce Quality of Government? (PDF)


Working papers 2008

(2008:25) Carl Dahlström & Victor Lapuente: Do You Believe Me? Public Sector Incentive Systems in Japan, Korea, Spain, and Sweden (PDF)
A modified version of this paper was published as: Dahlström, Carl and Victor Lapuente (2011). “Has NPM a Trust Problem? Public Sector Incentive Systems in Japan, Korea, Spain, and Sweden.” In Eymeri-Douzans, Jean-Michel & Jon Pierre (eds.). Administrative Reforms and Democratic Governance. London: Routledge.
(2008:24) Matthias Ederer, José Fernándoz-Albertos & Victor Lapuente: Parties, Congress, and the Stock Market (PDF)
(2008:23) Victor Lapuente: Why Bureaucracy? Political Power and the Emergence of Autonomous Bureaucracies (PDF)
(2008:22) Marcia Grimes: The conditions of successful civil society involvement in combating corruption: A survey of case study evidence (PDF)
(2008:21) Sören Holmberg, Bo Rothstein & Naghmeh Nasiritousi: Quality of Government: What You Get (PDF)
(2008:20) Marie Demker: A New Era of Party Politics in a Globalised World. The Concept of Virtue Parties (PDF)
(2008:19) Erik Johansson: The Partnership Paradox? Budget Support Effects on Anti-corruption Organizations in Uganda (PDF)
(2008:18) Staffan Kumlin & Bo Rothstein: Minorities and Mistrust: The Cushioning Impact of Social Contacts and Institutional Fairness (PDF)
(2008:17) Jan Teorell & Axel Hadenius: Elections as Levers of Democracy: A Global Inquiry (PDF)
(2008:16) Bo Rothstein: Is the Universal Welfare State a Cause or an Effect of Social Capital? (PDF)
(2008:15) Anna Persson: The Sources of Variation in Empirical Statehood (PDF)
(2008:14) Mikael Persson & Henrik Oscarsson: The Effects of an Education Reform on Democratic Citizenship (PDF)
(2008:13) Sören Holmberg: Effects of Trust in Parliament (PDF)
(2008:12) Henrik Oscarsson: Media and Quality of Government: A research overview (PDF)
(2008:11) Klas Nilsson: Bad Wealth - Retesting the Relationship between Natural Resource Abundance and Democracy (PDF)
(2008:10) Anna Persson & Martin Sjöstedt: Government Structures and Behavior Change in the Politics of HIV/AIDS (PDF)
(2008:9) Bo Rothstein: Political Legitimacy and the Welfare State: Five Basic Models (PDF)
(2008:8) Marcia Grimes: Contestation or Complicity: Civil Society as Antidote or Accessory to Political Corruption (PDF)
(2008:7) Carl Dahlström & Victor Lapuente: New Public Management as a Trust Problem Explaining Cross-country Differences in the Adoption of Performance-related Pay in the Public Sector (PDF)
A modified version of this paper was published as: Dahlström, Carl and Victor Lapuente (2010). “Explaining Cross-Country Differences in Performance-Related Pay in the Public Sector”. In Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 20(3): 577-600.
(2008:6) Daniel Berlin, Ulrika Möller & Sverker C. Jagers: Navigating Towards Effective Fishery Management: Exploring the Impact of Imbalanced Burdens on Regime Legitimacy (PDF)
(2008:5) Lena Wängnerud: Quality of Government and Women´s Representation - Mapping out the Theoretical Terrain (PDF)
(2008:4) Nicholas Charron: The Impact of Socio-Political Integration and Press Freedom on Corruption in Developing Countries (PDF)
(2008:3) Carl Dahlström: Effects of Politicization on Welfare State Policies: Comparing Policy Impacts of Politically Appointed Officials in 18 Mature Democracies (PDF)
(2008:2) Bo Rothstein: Creating Political Legitimacy: Electoral Democracy versus Quality of Government (PDF)
(2008:1) Veronica Gherghe: Formal and Informal Institutions in Groundwater Governance in Rajasthan - A Case Study of Chota Nayrana and Tilonia Village (PDF)