Assoc.Professor, Dept. of Pol. Sci., Univ. of Gothenburg, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assoc.Professor, Dept. of Pol. Sci., Univ. of Florida, email@example.com
PI, V-Dem, Varieties of Democracy, www.v-dem.net, firstname.lastname@example.org
Snr Adviser, International Law and Policy Institute, email@example.com
Research Fellow, Quality of Government Institute, www.qog.gu.se
Staffan I. Lindberg is a Ph.D. (2005) from Lund University, Sweden. His dissertation won the American Political Science Association's Juan Linz Award for best dissertation 2005.
Comparative Politics, Democracy and Democratization, Africa, Political Institutions, Public Opinion, Representation, Legislatures, Members of Parliament, Corruption and Clientelism
Lindberg's main current occupation is as Principal Investigator for Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem). He is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and in the Department of Political Science at University of Florida (on leave); Research Felow at the QoG Institute; and Senior Advisor in the International Law and Policy Institute. He serves as a member of the Executive Board of the Section of Comparative Politics and the Editor of the Newsletter for the Section on Comparative Democratization, both of the American Political Science Association.Lindberg is also and elected Board Member of IPSA’s Committee on Concepts and Methods. He has previous served as Editor and Vice-Chair of the APCG, the co-PI for the research consortium “African Power and Politics” 2007-2009, and has won several 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 Journal of Politics, Political Science Quarterly, Electoral Studies, Studies in International Comparative Development, Journal of Democracy, 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 is is s Associate Professor (on leave) in the Department of Political Science, spent two years in Ghana as parliamentary advisor, and consults on a regular basis for donors in Africa.
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