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Staffan I Lindberg

Professor

Staffan I Lindberg
Professor
Akademisk grad: Docent,
staffan.i.lindberg@pol.gu.se
031-786 1226
0733-761540

Rumsnummer: C305
Postadress: Box 711, 40530 Göteborg
Besöksadress: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 41123 Göteborg


Statsvetenskapliga institutionen (Mer information)
Box 711
405 30 Göteborg
www.pol.gu.se
stats@pol.gu.se

Besöksadress: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 405 30 Göteborg

Om Staffan I Lindberg

Professor, Dept. of Pol. Sci., Univ. of Gothenburg, xlista@gu.se

Director, V-Dem Institute, University of Gothenburg,

PI, V-Dem Project, Varieties of Democracy,  sil@v-dem.net

Wallenberg Academy Fellow 2014-2018

Young Academy of Sweden, Member 2014-2019

ERC Consolidator Grant, 2017-20121

 

Background

Staffan I. Lindberg holds a PhD (2005) from Lund University, Sweden. His dissertation won the American Political Science Association's Juan Linz Award for best dissertation 2005. He was assistant professor at Kent State University (2005-2006), assistant/associate professor at University of Florida (2006-2013), and has been with University of Gothenburg since 2010, full professor since 2013.

Interests

Comparative Politics, Democracy and Democratization, Africa, Political Institutions, Public Opinion, Representation, Legislatures, Members of Parliament, Corruption and Clientelism 

Editorial/Executive Boards

Member, Editorial Board, American Journal of Political Science,
Democratization, African Journal of Democracy
.

Member, Scientific Committee, Support to Research Infrastructure, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.

Executive Editor, APSA-CD, Newsletter of the Comparative Democratization Section of the APSA. 

Member, Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance Advisory Council.

Current Research

Lindberg's main current occupation is as Director of the V-Dem Institute at University of Gothenburg and one of four Principal Investigators for Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem). The research infrastructure, the data collection, and the research program is supported by financially at the tune of SEK 180 million by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, K&A Wallenberg Foundation, M&M Wallenberg Foundation, the EC/DEVCO, Ministry of Foreign Affairs-SE, Ministry of Foreign Affairs-DK, CIDA, NORAD, the National Science Foundations of Sweden and Denmark, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, and University of Gothenburg, as well as University of Notre Dame.

See also the V-Dem Institute's homepage at University of Gothenburg, and the program V-Dem website. He and his collaborators were awarded the prestigeous "Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Data Set Award 2016” for best data set in comparative politics. American Political Science Association, Comparative Politics Section.

He is a Wallenberg Academy Scholar, member of the Young Academy of Sweden & Professor of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden; holder of an ERC consolidator Grant; and member of the Board of University of Gothenburg. He has previous served on the exectuive of APSA's Comparative Politics Section, as Editor and Vice-Chair of the APCG, the co-PI for the research consortium “African Power and Politics” 2007-2009, and has won numerous grants from both US and in European funders.

His book, Democracy and Elections in Africa (Johns Hopkins UP, 2006) demonstrates the positive causal effect of elections on the spread of democracy. It was awarded "Outstanding Title" by Chocie in 2007. In a collaborative follow-up project, the causal role of elections in processes of both autocratization and democratization were investigated on a global scale. Lindberg is the editor of the resulting volume Democratization by Elections - A New Mode of Transition (Johns Hopkins UP, 2009). His articles on women’s representation, political clientelism, voting behavior, party and electoral systems, democratization, popular attitudes, and the Ghanaian legislature and executive-legislative relationships have appeared in for example AJPS, Perspectives on Politics, Journal of Politics, Political Science Quarterly, World Development, Party Politics, European Journal of Political Research, Electoral Studies, Studies in International Comparative Development, Journal of Democracy, International Political Science Review, Political Science Research and Methods, Government and Opposition, Journal of Modern African Studies, and Democratization. Lindberg has worked as election observer several times and been appraiser and reviewer of donors program in several Africa countries.

He has also done in-depth work on Ghana, and has published on political clientelism, voting behavior and party alignment, as well as the workings of the Ghanaian legislature. He taught at Lund University, then Kent State University and University of Florida where he was Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science. He spent two years in Ghana as parliamentary advisor, and consults on a regular basis for donors in Africa.
 

More information can also be found at:

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Staffan_Lindberg2/?ev=hdr_xprf


Public Google Scholar:

http://scholar.google.se/citations?user=aW96DOEAAAAJ

SSRN:
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=864348

Senaste publikationer

Elections: The Power of Elections in Multiparty Africa
Staffan I Lindberg, Carolien van Ham
Cheeseman N. (ed) Institutions and Democracy in Africa How the Rules of the Game Shape Political Developments, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, Kapitel i bok 2018
Kapitel i bok

The Accountability Sequence: From De-jure to De-facto Constraints on Governments
Valeriya Mechkova, Anna Lührmann, Staffan I Lindberg
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 58. November 2017, Working paper 2017
Working paper

Neopatrimonialism and Democracy: An Empirical Investigation of Africa's Political Regimes
Rachel Sigman, Staffan I Lindberg
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 56. November 2017, Working paper 2017
Working paper

Gender Diversity on High Courts
Nancy Arrington, Leeann Bass, Adam Glynn, Jeffrey K. Staton, Brian Delgado et al.
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 54. October 2017, Working paper 2017
Working paper

V-Dem Comparisons and Contrasts with Other Measurement Projects
Michael Coppedge, John Gerring, Staffan I Lindberg, Svend-Erik Skaaning, Jan Teorell
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 45. April 2017, Working paper 2017
Working paper

Democracy and Corruption: A Global Time-Series Analysis with V-Dem Data
Kelly M. McMann, Brigitte Seim, Jan Teorell, Staffan I Lindberg
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 43. March 2017, Working paper 2017
Working paper

Regimes In the World (RIW): A Robust Regime Type Measure based on V-Dem
Anna Lührmann, Staffan I Lindberg, Marcus Tannenberg
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 47. May 2017, Working paper 2017
Working paper

Experts, Coders, and Crowds: An analysis of substitutability
Kyle L. Marquardt, Daniel Pemstein, Constanza Sanhueza Petrarca, Brigitte Seim, Steven Lloyd Wilson et al.
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 53. October 2017, Working paper 2017
Working paper

How much democratic backsliding?
Valeriya Mechkova, Anna Lührmann, Staffan I Lindberg
Journal of Democracy, Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift 2017
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift

Where do Elections Matters? A Global Test of the Democratization by Elections Hypothesis, 1900-2012
Amanda Edgell, Valeriya Mechkova, David Altman, Michael Bernhard, Staffan I Lindberg
Democratization, Artikel i övriga tidskrifter 2017
Artikel i övriga tidskrifter

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2018

Elections: The Power of Elections in Multiparty Africa
Staffan I Lindberg, Carolien van Ham
Cheeseman N. (ed) Institutions and Democracy in Africa How the Rules of the Game Shape Political Developments, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, Kapitel i bok 2018
Kapitel i bok

2017

The Accountability Sequence: From De-jure to De-facto Constraints on Governments
Valeriya Mechkova, Anna Lührmann, Staffan I Lindberg
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 58. November 2017, Working paper 2017
Working paper

Neopatrimonialism and Democracy: An Empirical Investigation of Africa's Political Regimes
Rachel Sigman, Staffan I Lindberg
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 56. November 2017, Working paper 2017
Working paper

Gender Diversity on High Courts
Nancy Arrington, Leeann Bass, Adam Glynn, Jeffrey K. Staton, Brian Delgado et al.
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 54. October 2017, Working paper 2017
Working paper

V-Dem Comparisons and Contrasts with Other Measurement Projects
Michael Coppedge, John Gerring, Staffan I Lindberg, Svend-Erik Skaaning, Jan Teorell
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 45. April 2017, Working paper 2017
Working paper

Democracy and Corruption: A Global Time-Series Analysis with V-Dem Data
Kelly M. McMann, Brigitte Seim, Jan Teorell, Staffan I Lindberg
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 43. March 2017, Working paper 2017
Working paper

Regimes In the World (RIW): A Robust Regime Type Measure based on V-Dem
Anna Lührmann, Staffan I Lindberg, Marcus Tannenberg
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 47. May 2017, Working paper 2017
Working paper

Experts, Coders, and Crowds: An analysis of substitutability
Kyle L. Marquardt, Daniel Pemstein, Constanza Sanhueza Petrarca, Brigitte Seim, Steven Lloyd Wilson et al.
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 53. October 2017, Working paper 2017
Working paper

How much democratic backsliding?
Valeriya Mechkova, Anna Lührmann, Staffan I Lindberg
Journal of Democracy, Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift 2017
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift

Where do Elections Matters? A Global Test of the Democratization by Elections Hypothesis, 1900-2012
Amanda Edgell, Valeriya Mechkova, David Altman, Michael Bernhard, Staffan I Lindberg
Democratization, Artikel i övriga tidskrifter 2017
Artikel i övriga tidskrifter

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