Welcome to my Swedish Homepage

This homepage contains op-ed articles and articles for the general public that I have published in Swedish and some in English (see button "In English" and "Op-ed articles in English). For information in English about my research, please visit my homepage at the Blavatnik School of Government at University of Oxford and/or my homepage at Nuffield College

About me: From January 2016 I am serving as Professor in Government and Public Policy at Oxford University where I will be working at the Blavatnik Schoool of Government and Nuffield College.  Between 1995 and 2015 I served as the August Röhss Chair in Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. The Chair was established in 1901 by a donation from a the wealthy merchant August Röhss. The formalities are: I got my Ph.D. from the University of Lund in 1986 and between 1986 and 1995 I was assistant and then in 1992 I became associate professor (docent) at the Department of Government at Uppsala University. I have served as visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation (1998/99), Cornell University (-91), Harvard University (-92), Collegium Budapest Center for Advanced Study (-03), the Swedish Center for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences (-93), and at the University of Washington in Seattle (-93). During the Spring semester -06, I was Visiting Professor at Harvard University. In 2004, I was awarded a six years research grant for “long term support for leading scholars” from the Swedish Science Council. This award was prolonged for another five years in 2016.