Department of Political Science

Svend-Erik Skaaning

Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth:

March 30, 1978

 

Personal Information:

Wife (Ingrid), daughter (Sofia, b. 2005), son (Oskar, b. 2008)

 

Positions:           

Professor, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, 2014-

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, 2009-2013 

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, 2006-2009

Research Assistant, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, 2006 

PhD Scholar, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, 2003-2006

Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science (Comparative Politics, History of Political Ideas) and Department of Law (Law and Society), Aarhus University, 2002

 

Education:   

PhD in Political Science, Aarhus University, 2007

MSc in Political Science (cand.scient.pol.), Aarhus University, 2003

BSc in Political Science (bac.scient.pol.), Aarhus University, 2000

Supplementary Degree in Philosophy (exam.art.), Aarhus University, 2009  

 

Supervision:

I supervise Master theses and PhD dissertations on the conceptualization, measurement, causes, and/or consequences of democracy, human rights, rule of law, stateness, civil conflicts, revolutions, and other governance related issues.

  

Publications:

Books:

 

(2006) Democracy besides Elections: An Inquiry into the (Dis)Respect for Civil Liberty in Latin American and Post-Communist Countries after the Third Wave, PhD Dissertation, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Aarhus.

(2010). Demokrati og demokratisering - en introduktion, København: Hans Reitzels Forlag (with Jørgen Møller).

(2011). Requisites of Democracy: Conceptualization, Measurement, and Explanation, London: Routledge (with Jørgen Møller).

(2013). Democracy and Democratization in Comparative Perspective: Conceptions, Conjunctures, Causes, and Consequences, London: Routledge (with Jørgen Møller).

(2014). The Rule of Law: Definitions, Measures, Patterns, and Causes, Houndmills: Palgrave (with Jørgen Møller).

(2014). Demokrati: Opfattelser, udviklinger, årsager og virkninger, København: Hans Reitzels Forlag (with Jørgen Møller).

(2016). Tocqueville, København: DJØF Forlag (with Jørgen Møller).

(2017). Demokrati, Aarhus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag.

(2017). The Global State of Democracy Indices Methodology: Conceptualization and Measurement Framework, Stockholm: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.

(accepted). Demokrati i en krisetid: Mellemkrigstidens Europa. København: Gyldendal (with Jørgen Møller).

 

Edited Volumes:

 

(2008). Statsdannelse, Special Issue of politica, Vol. 40, No. 4. 

(2009). Valg og demokrati i den tredje verden, Special Issue of politica, Vol. 41, No. 3 (with Jørgen Elklit).

(2012). Democracy, Elections, and Political Parties, Aarhus: Politica (with Jens Blom-Hansen & Christoffer Green-Pedersen).

(2013). Developing Democracies: Democracy, Democratization and Development. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press (with Michael Böss & Jørgen Møller).

(2014). The State-Democracy Nexus, Special issue of Democratization, Vol. 21, No. 7 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2016). Borgerkrig. Special issue of politica, Vol. 48, No. 1 (with Lasse Lykke Rørbæk). 

(2016). The State-Democracy Nexus: Conceptual Distinctions, Theoretical Perspectives, and Comparative Approaches. London: Routledge (with Jørgen Møller).

(2016). Democratization and Civil Conflict, special issue of Comparative Democratization, Vol 14, No. 2 (with Jørgen Møller & Staffan Lindberg).  

(2018). Candidate Nomation, Intra-Party Democracy, and Electoral Violence in Africa, special issue of Democratization, Vol 25, No. 6 (with Merete Bech Seeberg & Michael Wahman).

 

Articles in Academic Journals:

 

(2007) "Explaning Post-Communist Respect for Civil Liberty: A Multi-Methods Test", Journal of Business Research, Vol. 60, No. 5, pp. 493-500.

(2007) "Demokratisk underskud. Mellemøsten i komparativt perspektiv", politica, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 168-183.

(2008) "The Civil Liberty Dataset: Conceptualization and Measurement", Zeitschrift für vergleichende Politikwissenschaft/Comparative Governance and Politics, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 29-51.

(2008) "Statslighed og statskapacitet i tidligere europæiske kolonier", politica, Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 457-472.

(2009) "The Three Worlds of Post-Communism: Revisiting Deep and Proximate Explanations", Democratization, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 298-322 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2009) "Ghana - et demokratisk lys i Afrika", udenrigs, Vol. 64, No. 1, pp. 96-103.

(2009) "Mapping Contemporary Forms of Autocracy", Totalitarismus und Demokratie/Totalitarianism and Democracy, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 253-270 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2009) "Post-Communist Corruption: In a League of its Own?", Australian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 721-730 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2009). "Measuring Civil Liberty: An Assessment of Standards-Based Data Sets", Revista de Ciencia Política, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 721-740.

(2010).  "Post-Communist Regime Types: Hierarchies across Attributes and Space", Communist and Post-Communist Studies, vol. 43 nr. 1, pp. 51-71 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2010). "From Each According to His Need, To Each According to His Ability: A Comparative Analysis of Post-Communist Corruption", Acta Politica, Vol. 45, No. 3, pp. 320-345 (with Jørgen Møller). 

(2010). "Measuring the Rule of Law", Political Research Quarterly, Vol. 63, No. 2, pp. 449-460.

(2010). "Beyond the Radial Delusion: Conceptualizing and Measuring Democracy and Non-democracy", International Political Science Review, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 261-283 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2010). "Marshall Revisited: The Sequence of Citizenship Rights in the Twenty-First Century", Government and Opposition, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 457-483 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2010). "Ultimate Causes of State Formation", Historical Social Research/Historische Sozialforschung, Vol. 35, No. 3,pp. 200-226 (with Michael Bang Petersen).

(2010). "Satisfaction with Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa: Assessing the Effects of System Performance", African Journal of Political Science and International Relations, Vol. 4, No. 5, pp. 164-172 (with Michael Guldbrandtsen).

(2011). "Democratic Survival or Autocratic Revival in Interwar Europe? A Comparative Examination of Structural Explanations", Zeitschrift für vergleichende Politikwissenschaft/Comparative Governance and Politics, Special Issue, No. 1, pp. 247-265.

(2011). "Stateness First?", Democratization, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 1-24 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2011). "Assessing the Robustness of Crisp-Set and Fuzzy-Set QCA", Sociological Methods & Research, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 391-408.

(2011). "On the Limited Interchangeability of Rule of Law Measures", European Political Science Review, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 371-394 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2011). "Defining and Measuring Democracy: A New Approach", Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 247-267 (with Michael Coppedge, John Gerring[principal authors], David Altman, Michael Bernhard, Steven Fish, Allen Hicken, Matthew Kroenig, Staffan I. Lindberg, Kelly McMann, Pamela Paxton, Holly A. Semetko, Jeffrey Staton, and Jan Teorell).

(2012). "Concept-Measure Inconsistency in Contemporary Democracy Studies", Zeitschrift für vergleichende Politikwissenschaft/Comparative Governance and Politics, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 233-251 (with Jørgen Møller). 

(2012). "Modernization, Ethnic Fractionalization, and Democracy", Democratization, Vol. 19, No. 6, pp. 1117-1137 (with Carsten Jensen).

(2012). "Systematizing Thin and Thick Conceptions of the Rule of Law", Justice Systems Journal, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 136-153 (with Jørgen Møller). 

(2013). "Internationaler Strukturwandel und Autokratie", Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Sonderheft 47, pp. 86-105 (with Jørgen Møller and Wolfgang Muno).

(2013). "Regime Types and Democratic Sequencing", Journal of Democracy, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 142-156 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2013). "Autocracies, Democracies, and the Violation of Civil Liberties", Democratization, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 82-106 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2013). "Making the Most of Configurational Comparative Analysis: An Assessment of QCA Applications in Comparative Welfare State Research", Political Research Quarterly, Vol. 66, No, 1, pp. 185-190 (with Patrick Emmengger & Jon Kvist).

(2013). "Sub-components of the Rule of Law: Reassessing the Relevance of Diminished Subtypes", Comparative Sociology, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 391-421 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2013). "The Tailor Re-Tailored: Reply to Lauth", Comparative Sociology, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 433-436 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2013). "Single-Party Autocracies, Ideology, and Repression", Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, Vol. 115, No. 4, pp. 345-364 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2013). "The Third Wave: Inside the Numbers", Journal of Democracy, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 97-109 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2014). "V-Dem: A New Way to Measure Democracy", Journal of Democracy, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 159-169 (with Staffan Lindberg, Michael Coppedge, John Gerring, Jan Teorell [principal authors], Daniel Pemstein, Eitan Tzelgov, Yi-ting Wang, Adam Glynn, David Altman, Michael Bernhard, Steven Fish, Allen Hicken, Matthew Kroenig, Kelly McMann, Pamela Paxton, Megan Reif, and Jeffrey Staton).

(2014). "Respect for Civil Liberties during the Third Wave of Democratization: Presenting a New Dataset", Social Indicators Research, Vol. 117, No. 3, pp. 1069-1087 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2014). "The State-Democracy Nexus: Conceptual Distinctions, Theoretical Perspectives, and Comparative Approaches", Democratization, Vol. 21, No. 7, pp. 1203-1220 (with David Andersen & Jørgen Møller).

(2014). "State Capacity and Political Regime Stability", Democratization, Vol. 21, No. 7, pp. 1305-1325 (with David Andersen, Jørgen Møller & Lasse Rørbæk).

(2015). "Economic Crisis and Democratic Breakdown: A Reassessment", Historical Social Research, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 301-318 (with Jørgen Møller & Alexander Schmotz).

(2015). "Democratic Spells in Interwar Europe – The Borderline Cases Revisited", Totalitarismus und Demokratie/Totalitarianism and Democracy, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 47-72 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2015). "A Lexical Index of Electoral Democracy", Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 48, No. 12, pp. 1491-1525 (with John Gering & Henrikas Bartucevicius).

(2015). "Democracy, Ethnic Fractionalization, and the Politics of Social Spending: Disentangling a Conditional Relationship", International Political Science Review, Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 457-472 (with Carsten Jensen).

(2016). "Borgerkrig som politologisk forskningsfelt", politica, Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 5-11 (with Lasse Lykke Rørbæk).

(2016). "Demokrati og borgerkrig", politica, Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 66-85 (with Henrikas Bartucevicius).

(2016). "Going Historical: Measuring Democraticness before the Age of Mass Democracy", International Political Science Review, Vol. 37, No. 5, pp. 679-689 (with Carl Henrik Knutsen & Jørgen Møller).

(2016). "Measuring High Level Democratic Principles using V-Dem Data", International Political Science Review, Vol. 37, No. 5, pp. 580-593 (with Michael Coppedge, Staffan Lindberg & Jan Teorell).

(2017). "The Real Lessons of the Interwar Years", Journal of Democracy, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 14-28 (with Agnes Cornell & Jørgen Møller). 

(2017). "International Influences and Democratic Regression in Interwar Europe: Disentangling the Impact of Power Politics and Demonstration Effects", Government and Opposition, Vol. 54, No. 1, pp. 559-586 (with Jørgen Møller & Jakob Tolstrup).

(2017). "Explanatory Typologies as a Nested Strategy of Inquiry: Combining Cross-Case and Within-Case Analysis", Sociological Methods & Research, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 1018-1048 (with Jørgen Møller).

(accepted). "Economic Development and Democracy: An Electoral Connection," European Journal of Political Research, Vol. xx, No. xx, pp. xxx-xxx (with Carl Henrik Knutsen, John Gerring, Jan Teorell, Matthew Maguire, Michael Coppedge & Staffan I. Lindberg). 

(2018). "Different Types of Data and the Validity of Democracy Measures", Politics and Governance, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 105-116.

(2018). "Party Strength and Economic Growth", World Politics, Vol. 70, No. 2, pp. 275-320 (with Fernando Bizzarro, Carl Henrik Knutsen, John Gerring, Allen Hicken, Michael Bernhard, Michael Coppedge & Staffan I. Lindberg).

(accepted). "Revisiting Democratic Civil Peace: Electoral Regimes and Civil Conflict", Journal of Peace Research, Vol. xx, No. xx, pp. xxx-xxx (with Henrikas Bartusevicius). 

(accepted). "Candidate Nomination, Intra-party Democracy, and Election Violence in Africa", Democratization, Vol. 25, No, 6, pp. xxx-xxx (with Merete Bech Seeberg & Michael Wahman).

(accepted). "Set-Theoretic Methods in Democratization Research: An Evalution of Their Uses and Contributions", Democratization, Vol. xx, No. xx, pp. xxx-xxx (with Jørgen Møller).

(accepted). "The Ulysses Principle: A Criterial Framework for Reducing Bias When Enlisting the Work of Historians", Sociological Methods & Research, Vol. xx, No. xx, pp. xxx-xxx (with Jørgen Møller).

(accepted). "Measuring Polyarchy across the Globe 1900-2017", Studies in Comparative International Development, Vol. xx, No. xx, pp. xxx-xxx (with Jan Teorell, Michael Coppedge & Staffan Lindberg).

(accepted). "An Ordinal, Concept-driven Approach to Measurement: The Lexical Scale", Sociological Methods & Research, Vol. xx, No. xx, pp. xxx-xxx (with John Gerring & Daniel Pemstein).

 

Book Chapters:

 

(2009) "Corruption in Post-Communist Countries: A Study of Its Particularity and Diversity", pp. 223-238 in Uwe Backes; Tytus Jaskulowski & Abel Polese (eds.), Totalitarismus und Transformation: Defizite der Demokratiekonsolidierung in Mittel- und Osteuropa, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. 

(2009) "Fortiden spøger: Demokratisering i den tidligere østblok", pp. 279-285 in Jens Blom-Hansen & Jørgen Elklit (eds.), Perspektiver på politik - Bidrag til samfundsdebatten, Århus: Academica (with Jørgen Møller).

(2010) "Konfigurationelle komparative metoder", pp. 238-263 in Lotte Bøgh Andersen, Kasper Møller Hansen & Robert Klemmesen (eds.), Metoder i statskundskab, København: Hans Reitzels Forlag (with Jon Kvist).

(2012) "What Is a Political Regime?", pp. 69-76 in Jens Blom-Hansen, Christoffer Green-Pedersen & Svend-Erik Skaaning (eds.), Democracy, Elections and Political Parties, Aarhus: Politica.

(2013) “The Lopsided Dynamics of Democratization”, pp. 69-83 in Michael Böss, Jørgen Møller & Svend-Erik Skaaning (eds.), Developing Democracies: Democracy, Democratization and Development. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press (with Jørgen Møller).

(2014) "Conceptualizing Democracy and Non-Democracy", pp. 1178-1183 in Alex Michalos (ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life, Heidelberg: Springer (with Jørgen Møller).

(2014). "Autocracies, Democracies and the Violation of Civil Liberties". pp. 80-101 in Aurel Croissant; Steffen Kailitz; Patrick Koellner & Stefan Wurster (eds.), Comparing Autocracies in the Early Twenty-First Century, Vol 2: The Performance and Persistence of Autocracies. London: Routledge. 

(2015). "Hvorfor bryder politiske regimer sammen?", pp. 8-11 in Carsten Jensen (ed.), Politologisk Årbog 2015, (with David Andersen, Jørgen Møller & Lasse Lykke Rørbæk).

(2016). "The State-Democracy Nexus: Conceptual Distinctions, Theoretical Perspectives, and Comparative Approaches", pp. 1-18 in Jørgen Møller & Svend-Erik Skaaning (eds.), The State-Democracy Nexus: Conceptual Distinctions, Theoretical Perspectives, and Comparative Approaches. London: Routledge (with David Andersen & Jørgen Møller).

(2016). "State Capacity and Political Regime Stability", pp. 103-123 in Jørgen Møller & Svend-Erik Skaaning (eds.), The State-Democracy Nexus: Conceptual Distinctions, Theoretical Perspectives, and Comparative Approaches. London: Routledge (with David Andersen; Lasse Lykke Rørbæk & Jørgen Møller).

(2017). "Eine oder mehrere Dimensionen des liberalen Konstitutionalismus? Eine empirische Erkundung", pp. 137-156 in Aurel Croissant, Sascha Kneip & Alexander Petring (eds.), Demokratie, Diktatur, Gerechtichkeit: Festschrift für Wolfgang Merkel. Wiesbaden: Springer.

(2017). "The Global State of Democracy, 1975-2015," pp. 2-33 in The Global State of Democracy: Exploring Democracy's Resilience, Stockholm: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (with Melida Jimenez).

(2017). "Annex: The Global State of Democracy Indices Methodology," pp. 278-328 in The Global State of Democracy: Exploring Democracy's Resilience, Stockholm: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (with Melida Jimenez, Joseph Noonan & Claudiu Tufis).

(in press) "Measuring Democracy", pp. xxx-xxx in James Ciment (ed.), World Democracy: From Ancient Times to the People's Revolutions of the 21st Century, Armnk: M.E. Sharpe (with Jørgen Møller).

 

Working Papers:

 

(2005) The Respect for Civil Liberties in Post-Communist Countries, WP-2005-34, COMPASS Working Papers.

(2006) Defining and Founding Civil Liberty, WP 56, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University.

(2006) Measuring Civil Liberty, WP 8-Political Concepts, The Committee on Concepts and Methods (IPSA), CIDE.

(2006) Political Regimes and Their Changes: A Conceptual Framework, WP 55, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University.

(2006) Tracking Civil Liberty in Latin American and (Post-)Communist Countries, WP 70 Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University.

(2009) Measuring the Rule of Law, WP 29-Political Concepts, The Committee on Concepts and Methods (IPSA), CIDE.

(2014). A Lexical Index of Electoral Democracy, WP 399, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame (with John Gerring & Henrikas Bartucevicius).

(2015). Measuring High Level Democratic Principles using the V-Dem Data. WP 2015:6, The Varieties of Democracy Institute, University of Gothenburg (with Michael Coppedge, Staffan Lindberg & Jan Teorell).

(2015). Party Strength and Economic Growth. WP 2015:6,The Varieties of Democracy Institute, University of Gothenburg (with John Gerring, Fernando Bizzarro, Allen Hicken, Carl Henrik Knutsen, Michael Bernhard, Michael Coppedge & Staffan Lindberg).

(2015). Electoral Democracy and Human Development. WP 2015:9, The Varieties of Democracy Institute, University of Gothenburg (with John Gerring, Carl Henrik Knutsen, Jan Teorell, Michawel Coppedge & Staffan Lindberg).

(2015). Economic Development and Democracy: An Electoral Connection. WP 2015:16, The Varieties of Democracy Institute, University of Gothenburg (with Carl Henrik Knutsen, John Gerring, Jan Teorell, Matthew Maguire, Michael Coppedge & Staffan Lindberg).

(2016). Measuring Electoral Democracy with V-Dem Data: Introducing a New Polyarchy Index. WP 2015:25, The Varieties of Democracy Institute, University of Gothenburg (with Jan Teorell, Michael Coppedge & Staffan Lindberg).

(2016). Democracy, Democratization, and Civil War. WP 2016:34, The Varieties of Democracy Institute, University of Gothenburg (with Suthan Krishnarajan, Jørgen Møller & Lasse Lykke Rørbæk).

(2016). Local democracy and Economic Growth, WP 2016:39, The Varieties of Democracy Institute, University of Gothenburg (with Carl Henrik Knutsen & John Gerring).

(2017). V-Dem Comparisons and Contrasts with Other Measurement Projects, WP 2017:45, The Varieties of Democracy Institute, University of Gothenburg (with Michael Coppedge, John Gerring, Staffan I. Lindberg & Jan Teorell).

 

Conference Papers:

 

(2004) Successful and Failed Democratizations in Post-Communist Europe: A Fuzzy-Set/QCA Test of Structural and Institutional Explanations. Paper presented at the ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Uppsala, April 13-18, 2004

(2005) Respect for Civil Liberties in Post-Communist Countries: A Multi-Methodological Test of Structural Explanations. Paper presented at the NOPSA Conference, Reykjavik, August 11-13, 2005

(2006) (Dis)Respect for Civil liberties in Post-Communist Countries, Paper presented at the MPSA Annual Meeting, Chicago, April 20-23, 2006

(2006) Explaining Respect for Civil Liberties in Latin America, Paper presented at the International Conference on Comparative Social Sciences, Tokyo, July 15-16, 2006

(2006) Explaining the Disrespect for Civil Liberties, Paper presented at IPSA World Congress, Fukuoka, July 8-13. 2006

(2007) Demokratisk underskud. Mellemøsten i komparativt perspektiv, Paper presented at the Nasjonale Fagkonferanse i Statsvitenskap, Trondheim, January 3-5.2007

(2007) Assessing the Robustness of Crisp-set and Fuzzy-set Results, Paper presented at the ECPR General Conference, Pisa, September 6-8, 2007

(2007) From Each According to His Need, To Each According to His Ability: An Exploration into the Causes of Post-Communist Corruption, Paper presented at the DVPW AK Demokratieforshung Conference on Die Leistungsfähigkeit von Demokratien, Lüneburg, October 11-12, 2007

(2008) What Explains Respect for the Rule of Law? Evidence from a Cross-national Analysis of Structural Conditions, Paper presented at the MPSA Annual Meeting, Chicago, April 3-6, 2008 (with Niels Bossen & Jeppe Kehlet Sørensen)

(2008) Measuring the Rule of Law, Paper presented at the ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Rennes, April 12-16, 2008

(2008) Satisfaction with Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa: Assesing the Impact of System and Government Performance, Paper presented at the NOPSA Conference, Tromsø, August 6-9, 2008

(2008) Statslighed og statskapacitet i tidligere europæiske kolonier, Paper presented at the NSA Conference, Aarhus, August 14-17, 2008

(2008) Assessing the Robustness of QCA Results: Guidelines and Replications, Paper presented at the APSA Annual Meeting, Boston, August 28-31, 2008. 

(2008) Democratic or Autocratic Victory in Interwar Europe? An Examination of Structural Explanations, Paper presented at the DVPW AK Demokratieforshung Conference on Demokratische Regression: Qualitätsverlust, Hybridisierung und Zusammenbruch von Demokratien, Hamburg, October 16-18, 2008.

(2009). A Gutmann Scale of Post-communist Political Regime Forms, Paper presented at the conference The End of Transition: Analytical and Local Understandings of 'Transition' in Post Socialist Space, Aarhus, January 16-17, 2009 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2009). Democratic or Autocratic Victory in Interwar Europe? A Comparative Examination of Structural Explanations, Paper presented at the conference Conditions of Democracy in Inter-War Europe - C.C.C.-Revisited, Marburg, July 2-3, 2009.

(2009). Some Prevalent Problems Pertaining to the Classification of Democracies and Non-Democracies in the Literature, Paper presented at the IPSA World Congress, Santiago, July 12-16, 2009 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2009). Stateness First?, Paper presented at the ECPR General Conference, Potsdam, September 10-12, 2009 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2009). Marshall Revisited, Paper presented at Årsmødet for Dansk Selskab for Statskundskab, Vejle, October 22-23, 2009 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2009). On the Limited Interchangeability of Rule of Law Measures, Paper presented at the workshop on Comparative Democracy Assessment, Sandbjerg Gods, November 11-13, 2009 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2010). Conditions of Autocracy, Paper presented at the ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Münster, March 22-27, 2010 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2010). Democracy, Ethnic Fractionalization, and the Politics of Social Spending, Paper presented at the WPSA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, April 1-3, 2010 (with Carsten Jensen).

(2010). Assessing the Robustness of Crips-set and Fuzzy-set QCA Results, Paper presented at the seminar on Comparative Methodology: Innovative Methods and Neglected Issues, Odense, May 20-21, 2010.

(2010). On the Limited Interchangeability of Rule of Law Measures, Paper presented at the symposium on The Rule of Law: Concepts, Measures, and Theory, Atlanta, June 4-5, 2010 (with Jørgen Møller). 

(2010). Thin and Thick Definitions of the Rule of Law: An Overview and an Appraisal, Paper presented at the symposium on The Rule of Law: Concepts, Measures, and Theory, Atlanta, June 4-5, 2010 (with Jørgen Møller). 

(2010). Systematizing Thin and Thick Conceptions of the Rule of Law, Paper presented at the APSA Annual Meeting, Wasington, D.C., September 2-5, 2010 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2011). Structural Determinants of Non-Democracy during the Third Wave. Paper presented at the IPSA-ECPR joint conference, Sao Paulo, February 16-19, 2011 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2011). The Lopsided Dynamics of Competitve Elections. Paper presented at the Matchpoints Conference on Challenging Democracy, Aarhus, May 12-14, 2011 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2011). Assessing the Explanatory Power of Typological Theories. Paper presented at the Seminar on Comparative Methodology, Odense, May 25-26, 2011 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2011). Asymmetrical Constraints on Democratic Regime Types: A Comparative Study. Paper presented at the DVPW AK Demokratieforshung Conference on Demokratisierung unter Stress, Konstanz, May 26-28, 2011 (with Jørgen Møller and Michael Seeberg).

(2011). Structural Determinats of Autocracy during the Third Wave. Paper presented at the seminar on Autokratien im Vergleich, Hamburg, Juli 20-22, 2011 (with Jørgen Møller & Wolfgang Muno).

(2011). Combining Agency and Structure. Paper presented at the NOPSA Conference, Vasa, August 9-12, 2011 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2011). The Lopsided Dynamics of Competitive Elections. Paper presented at the APSA Annual Meeting, Seattle, September 1-4, 2011 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2011). Asymmetrical Constraints on Democratic Regime Types: A Comparative Study. Paper presented at the APSA Annual Meeting, Seattle, September 1-4, 2011 (with Jørgen Møller & Michael Seeberg).

(2011). The Social Forces Tradition, Paper presented at Årsmødet for Dansk Selskab for Statskundskab, Vejle, November 3-4, 2011 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2011). The Development of Civil Liberties during the Third Wave, Paper presented at the seminar on Conceptualizing, Measuring, and Explaining Poltiical Regimes: Problems and Solutions, Aarhus, December 12, 2011 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2012). Asymmetrical Constraints on Democratic Regime Types: A Comparative Study. Paper presented at the Democracy as Idea and Practice conference, Oslo, January 12-13, 2012 (with Jørgen Møller & Michael Seeberg).

(2012). Getting the Most of Configurational Comparative Analysis: An Assessment of QCA Applications in Comparative Welfare State Research, Paper presented at the ECPR joint sessions of workshops, Antwerp, April 10-15, 2012 (with Patrick Emmenegger & Jon Kvist).

(2012). Democracy, Ethnic Fractionalization, and the Politics of Social Spending: Disentangling a Conditional Relationship. Paper presented at the seminar on Comparative Welfare State Research: New Approaches, Odense, May 14, 2012 (with Carsten Jensen). 

(2012). Damn if You Do, and Damn if You Don’t: Economic Sanctions and the Violation of Civil Liberties. Paper presented at the Workshop on Autocratic Regimes and the Effects of Economic Sanctions, Hamburg, June 25, 2012 (with Jørgen Møller). 

(2012). North-Western Particularity and Democracy: A Theoretical Discussion and an Empirical Appraisal. Paper presented at the IPSA world congress, Madrid, July 8-12, 2012 (with Jørgen Møller).  

(2012). Assessing the Explanatory Power of Typological Theories. Paper prepared for presentation at the APSA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, August 30-September 2, 2012 (with Jørgen Møller).  

(2012). The Development of Civil Liberties during the Third Wave: Levels and Sequences. Paper prepared for presentation at the APSA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, August 30-September 2, 2012 (with Jørgen Møller). 

(2012). Repression of Civil Liberties during the Third Wave: Levels and Sequences. Paper presented at Årsmødet for Dansk Selskab for Statskundskab, Vejle, October 25-26, 2012 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2012). The Ups and Downs of Democracy: A Research Agenda. Paper presented at the seminar Democracy and Democratization in Comparative Perspective, Aarhus, November 8-9, 2012 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2013). Economic Crisis and Democratic Breakdowns in the Interwar Years: A Reassessment. Paper presented at the Council for European Studies conference, Amsterdam, June 25-27, 2013 (with Jørgen Møller & Alexander Schmotz).

(2013). A Concept-driven Approach to Measurement: The Lexical Scale. Paper presented at the APSA Annual Meeting, Chicago, August 28-September 1, 2013 (with John Gerring).

(2013). International Influences and Democratic Regression in the Interwar Years. Paper presented at the APSA Annual Meeting, Chicago, August 28-September 1, 2013 (with Jørgen Møller & Jakob Tolstrup).

(2013). Economic Sanctions and the Violation of Civil Liberties. Paper presented at the workshop on Democracy, State, and Conflict, Aarhus, December 5-6, 2013 (with Jørgen Møller & Jakob Tolstrup).

(2014). Mapping Political Regime Developments in Interwar Europe: A Multi-dimensional Approach. Paper presented at the Council for European Studies conference, Washington, D.C., March 14-16, 2014 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2014). Mapping Political Regime Developments in Interwar Europe: A Multi-dimensional Approach. Paper presented at ECPR Joint Sessions of Wotkshops, Salamanca, April 10-15, 2014 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2014). Autocratic Regime Duration and State Repression. Paper presented at ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Salamanca, April 10-15, 2014 (with Lasse Rørbæk & Jaob Tolstrup).

(2014). Theoretical vs. Empirical Dimensions of Liberal Freedom. Paper presented at the V-Dem Research Program Conference, Gothenburg, May 12-14, 2014. 

(2014). Civil Society, Party Institutionalization, and Democratic Quality in the Interwar Years. Paper presented at the NOPSA Congress, Gothenburg, August 12-15, 2014 (with Agnes Cornell & Jørgen Møller). 

(2014). Civil Society, Party Institutionalization, and Democracy Levels in the Interwar Years. Paper presented at the APSA Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 28-31,  2014. (with Agnes Cornell & Jørgen Møller). 

(2014). A Lexical Index of Electoral Democracy. Paper presented at the workshop on The Power of Elections in Autocratic Regimes: Stabilising or Democratizing Authoritarian Rule?, Heidelberg, September 15-16, 2014 (with John Gerring and Henrikas Bartusevicius).

(2014). Democracies in Interwar Europe: The Borderline Cases Revisited. Paper presented at the workshop on Nach dem "Groβen Krieg": Vom Triumph zum Desaster der Demokratie 1918/19-1939, Dresden, October 6-8, 2014 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2014). Tracking the Rule of Law: An Exploration into Dimensionality and Developments, 1900-2012. Paper presented at the World Justice Project Scholars Conference on What We Know and Don't Know about the Rule of Law, Chicago, October 31-November 1, 2014 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2014). Democratic Spells in Interwar Europe: The Borderline Cases Revisited. Paper presented at the workshop on Democracy: Theory and Practice, Aarhus, December 11, 2014 (with Jørgen Møller). 

(2015). Autocratic Regime Duration and State Repression. Paper presented at the workshop on Civil Conflicts and Coups: Changes, Causes, and Consequences, Aarhus, January 23-24, 2015 (with Lasse Rørbæk & Jakob Tolstrup).

(2015). Revisiting the Democratic Civil Peace Hypothesis: Electoral Democracy and Civil Conflict. Paper presented at the International Studies Association conference, New Orleans, February 18-21, 2015 (with Henrikas Bartucevicius).

(2015). Does Democracy Enhance Human Development? A Disaggregated Approach. Paper presented at the Varieties of Democracy annual conference, May 26-27, Gothenburg, 2015 (with John Gerring, Carl Henrik Knutsen, Jan Teorell, Michael Coppedge & Staffan Lindberg).

(2015). Party Strength and Economic Growth. Paper presented at the Varieties of Democracy annual conference, Gothenburg, May 26-27, 2015 (with John Gerring, Fernando Bizzarro, Allen Hicken, Carl Henrik Knutsen, Michael Bernhard, Michael Coppedge & Staffan Lindberg).

(2015). Income and Democracy: An Electoral Connection. Paper presented at the Varieties of Democracy annual conference, Gothenburg, May 26-27, 2015 (with John Gerring, Carl Henrik Knutsen, Jan Teorell, Michael Coppedge & Staffan Lindberg).

(2015). Party Strength and Economic Growth. Paper presented at the EPSA annual conference, Vienna, June 25-27, 2015 (with John Gerring, Fernando Bizzarro, Allen Hicken, Carl Henrik Knutsen, Michael Bernhard, Michael Coppedge & Staffan Lindberg).

(2015). Civil Society, Party Institutionalization, and Democratic Stabilityin the Interwar Years. Paper presented at the EPSA annual conference, Vienna, June 25-27, 2015 (with Agnes Cornell & Jørgen Møller).

(2015). Income and Democracy: An Electoral Connection. Paper presented at the EPSA annual conference, Vienna, June 25-27, 2015 (with John Gerring, Carl Henrik Knutsen, Jan Teorell, Michael Coppedge & Staffan Lindberg).

(2015). Democracy on Retreat: Crisis, State-Society Relations, and the Recurrence of Autocracy in the Interwar Years. Paper presented at the Council for European Studies annual conference, Paris, July 8-10, 2015 (with Agnes Cornell & Jørgen Møller).

(2015). Party Strength and Economic Growth. Paper presented at the APSA annual meeting, San Francisco, September 3-6, 2015 (with John Gerring, Fernando Bizzarro, Allen Hicken, Carl Henrik Knutsen, Michael Bernhard, Michael Coppedge & Staffan Lindberg).

(2015). Electoral Democracy and Human Development. Paper presented at the APSA annual meeting, San Francisco, September 3-6, 2015 (with John Gerring, Carl Henrik Knutsen, Jan Teorell; Michael Coppedge & Staffan Lindberg).

(2015). Democracy on Retreat: Crisis, State-Society Relations, and the Recurrence of Autocracy in the Interwar Years. Paper presented at the APSA annual meeting, San Francisco, September 3-6, 2015 (with Agnes Cornell & Jørgen Møller).

(2015). Autocratic Regime Duration and State Repression. Paper presented at the APSA annual meeting, San Francisco, September 3-6, 2015 (with Lasse Rørbæk & Jakob Tolstrup).

(2015). Unpacking Liberal Rights using the V-Dem Data: Empirical Dimensions and Developments of Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law, 1900-2012. Paper presented at the workshop on State Bureaucracy and Democratic Development, Aarhus, October 15-16, 2015 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2016). Democracy, Democratization, and Civil War Onset. Paper presented at the workshop on Poltical Repression and Violence, Aarhus, March 14-15, 2016 (with Suthan Krishnarajan, Jørgen Møller, and Lasse Lykke Rørbæk).

(2016). Electoral Democracy and Civil War Onset. Paper presented at the workshop on Political Repression and Violence, Aarhus, March 14-15, 2016 (with Henrikas Bartusevicius).

(2016). Candidate Selection and Intra-Party Violence. Paper presented at the CODE seminar, Aarhus, April 20, 2016 (with Merete Bech Seeberg).

(2016). A De Facto Rule of Law Index based on V-Dem Data. Paper presented at the WJP scholars conference, Stanford, May 6-7, 2016. 

(2016). Local Democracy and Economic Growth. Paper presented at the V-Dem annual conference, Gothenburg, May 16-18, 2016 (with Carl Henrik Knutsen and John Gerring).

(2016). The Ulysses Principle: Ways of Avoiding Bias and Securing Transparency when Engaging with the Narrative Work of HistoriansPaper presented at the workshop on Transparency and Replication in Qualitative Research, Essex, May 23-24, 2016.

(2016). The Ulysses Principle: How Social Scientists Should Avoid Bias and Secure Transparency in Their Use of Historical Works. Paper presented at the EPSA annual conference, Brussels, June 23-25, 2016.

(2016). Local Democracy and Economic Growth. Paper presented at the EPSA annual conference, Brussels, June 23-25, 2016 (with Carl Henrik Knutsen & John Gerring).

(2016). Candidate Selection and Intraparty Violence. Paper presented at the workshop on Contentious Elections, Conflict and Regime Transitions, Poznan, July 23, 2016 (with Merete Bech Seeberg).

(2016). Local Democracy and Economic Growth. Paper presented at the IPSA world congress, Poznan, July 24-28, 2016 (with Carl Henrik Knutsen & John Gerring).

(2016). Candidate Selection and Intraparty Violence. Paper presented at the workshop on Legitimität in jungen Demokratien, Bonn, November 3-4, 2016 (with Merete Bech Seeberg & Michael Wahman).

(2016). Candidate Selection and Intraparty Violence. Paper presented at the CODE workshop, Aarhus, November 16-17, 2016 (with Merete Bech Seeberg & Michael Wahman).

(2017). Candidate Selection and Intraparty Violence. Paper presented at the CODE workshop, Aarhus, March 29-30, 2017 (with Merete Bech Seeberg & Michael Wahman).

(2017). Civil Society and Democratic Stability in the Interwar Years. Paper presented at the Varieties of Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: Regional and Global Perspectives workshop, Budapest, March 9, 2017 (with Agnes Cornell & Jørgen Møller). 

(2017). Set Theoretic Methods in Democratization Research. Paper presented at the Methods and Democratization workshop, Heidelberg, March 11, 2017 (with Jørgen Møller.

(2017). Set Theoretic Methods in Democratization Research. Paper presented at the ECPR joint sessions of workshops, Nottingham, April 25-28, 2017 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2017). Global State of Democracy: Methodology. Paper presented at the V-Dem annual conference, Gothenburg, May 8-9, 2017. 

(2017). Introducing the Historical Varieties of democracy Dataset: Patterns and Determinants in the Long 19th Century. Paper presented at the EPSA annual conference, Milan, June 24-26, 2017 (with Carl Henrik Knutsen, Jan Teorell et al.).

(2017). Different Types of Data and the Validity of Democracy Measures. Paper presented at the EPSA annual conference, Milan, June 24-26, 2017.

(2017). Introducing the Historical Varieties of Democracy Dataset: Patterns and Determinants in the Long 19th Century. Paper presented at the Council for European Studies conference, Glasgow, July 12-14, 2017 (with Carl Henrik Knutsen, Jan Teorell et al.)

(2017). Different Types of Data and the Validity of Democracy Measures. Paper presented at the NOPSA congress, Odense, August 8-11, 2017.

(2017). Introducing the Historical Varieties of Democracy Dataset: Patterns and Determinants in the Long 19th Century. Paper presented at the APSA annual meeting, San Francisco, August 31-September 3, 2017 (with Carl Henrik Knutsen, Jan Teorell et al.). 

(2018). The Ups and Downs of Democracy, 1789-2017. Paper presented at the Historical V-Dem Workshop, Oslo, February 1-2, 2018 (with Carl Henrik Knutsen).  

(2018). Candidate Nomination, Intra-Party Democracy, and Election Violence in Africa. Paper presented at the workshop on Subnational and Historical Dimensions of Conflict, Oslo, March 22-23, 2018 (with Merete Bech Seeberg & Michael Wahman).  

(2018). Civil Liberties: Conceptual Distinctions and Avenues for Comparative Historical Research. Paper presented at the workshop on State-Building and Regime Change in Historical Perspective, Aarhus, April 26-27, 2018.

 

Courses Taught:

Classical and Advanced Comparative Method (graduate level), fall 2004

Charles Ragin's Comparative Methods (PhD level), June 2005

Regime Change in Latin American and Post-Communist Countries in a Methodological Perspective (graduate level), fall 2005

Democracy and Human Rights in Comparative Perspective (undergraduate level, BSc thesis), spring 2007

The Formation, Development, and Significance of the State (graduate level), summer 2007

Configurational Comparative Methods (graduate level), fall 2007 

Social Classes and the Struggle for/against Democracy (graduate level), fall 2007

Democracy, Democratization, and De-democratization (graduate level), spring 2008

Comparative Politics (undergraduate level), spring 2008

Introduction to Comparative Research and Comparative Methods (PhD/graduate level), fall 2009

Democracy, Dictatorship, or ...? (graduate level), fall 2009

Democracy, Democratization, and De-democratization (graduate level), fall 2009

Social Research as a Craft (PhD level), spring 2010

Human Rights in Comparative Perspective (undergraduate level, BSc thesis), spring 2010

Democracy and Democratization (graduate level), summer 2010

Comparative Politics (undergraduate level), spring 2011

Social Research as a Craft (PhD level), spring 2011

The Long Journey of Democracy (graduate level), fall 2011

Introduction to Political Science (undergraduate level), fall 2011

Comparative Politics (undergraduate level), spring 2012

Social Research as a Craft (PhD level), spring 2012

Introduction to Political Science (undergraduate level), fall 2012

Comparative Politics (undergraduate level), spring 2013

Social Research as a Craft (PhD level), spring 2013

Introduction to Political Science (undergraduate level), fall 2013

Political Regime Development in Comparative Perspective (PhD level), summer 2014

Latin American Regime Development in Comparative Perspective (graduate level), fall 2015

Democracy and Dictatorship (graduate level), fall 2015

The Rise of Modern Democracy (graduate level), spring 2018

 

Reviewer Activity:

Aarhus University Press, African Journal of Political Science and International Relations, American Journal of Sociology, American Political Science Review, Asian Politics & Policy, Brill Publishers, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, COMPASSS Working Paper Series, Contemporary Politics, Cooperation and Conflict, Democratization, European Journal of Political Research, European Political Science Review, European Research Council, Government and Opposition, Historical Social Research, Human Resource Management, International Political Science Review, International Studies Quarterly, Italian Political Science Review, Journal of African Studies and Development, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Journal of Historical Sociology, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Politics, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Law and Social Inquiry, Millennium, Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research, Nordisk Østforum, Political Research Quarterly, Political Studies, Oxford Development Studies, Public Choice, Quality & Quantity, Research and Politics, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Scandinavian Political Studies, Social Policy & Society, Sociological Methods & Research, Springer, Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, Swiss National Science Foundation, The Research Council of Norway, Tidsskrift for Islamforskning, Zeitschrift für vergleichende Politikwissenschaft.

Pre-assessment of PhD dissertation, Aabo Academy, 2007

Member of the COMPASSS Working Paper Committee, 2009-

Member of assessment committee for associate professorship, University of Southern Denmark, 2010

Member of assessment committee for PhD scholarship, University of Bergen, 2010

Chairman of PhD assessment committee, Aarhus University, 2010-2011 

External evaluation of bachelor programme, Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, 2010-2013

Pre-assessment of PhD dissertation, University of Copenhagen, 2012

Member of assessment committee for associate professorship, Roskilde University, 2012

Academic advisory board, State Formation and Democratization (project funded by the Finnish Research Council), Aabo Academy, Finland, 2012- 

Member of assessment committee for assistant professorship, University of Southern Denmark, 2013

Chairman of assessment committee for assistant professorship, Aarhus University, 2013

Member of PhD assessment committee, University of Oslo, 2014

Member of review panel (project funding), Research Council of Norway, 2014-2016

Chairman of PhD assessment committee, Aarhus University, 2015

Chairman of assessment committee for postdoc/assistant professorship, University of Oslo, 2015

Chairman of PhD assessment committee, Aarhus University, 2016

Pre-assessment of PhD dissertation, Lund University, 2016

Member of assessment committee for associate professorship, University of Bergen, 2016

Member of review panel (project funding), Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, 2016-

Member of PhD assessment committee, University of Copenhagen, 2017

Member of PhD assessment committee, University of Southern Denmark, 2017

Member of evaluation committee (social science departments and research groups), Research Council of Norway, 2016-2017

Member of evaluation committee (interplay between political science research and education), Research Council of Norway, 2018

Member of assessment committee for professorship, Uppsala University, 2018

Member of review panel (project funding), Research Council of Norway, 2018

 

Studies and Research Outside Aarhus University:

Visiting scholar, Social Science Research Center Berlin, 2015

Visiting scholar, Center for European Studies, Harvard University, 2014

Visiting Scholar, Department of Political Science and Center for European Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009 

Visiting Scholar, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, 2006

Summer University, Freie Universität, Berlin, 2002 

Exchange Student, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg, 2001

 

Awards/Prizes:

Sven Henningsen Prize (best popular book in published in Danish in 2010 on contemporary history, political science, or international relations, received with Jørgen Møller for Demokrati og Demokratisering - en introduktion)

Meisel-Laponce Award (best article published in International Political Science Review in 2006-2011, received with Jørgen Møller for Beyond the Radial Delusion: Conceptualization and Measuring Democracy and Non-democracy)

Frank Cass Prize (best article published in Democratization in 2011, received with Jørgen Møller for Stateness First?)

Researcher of the Year, 2012 (Department of Political Science, Aarhus University)

Sapere Aude award for younger, very talented researchers 2012 (The Danish Council for Independent Research)

BSS Research Prize 2014, for younger, talented researchers (School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University)

Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Data Set Award 2016 (co-recipient with the Varieties of Democracy team, best dataset in comparative politics, the American Political Science Association section on Comparative Politics)

Jens Christian Skou Fellowship 2016-2017 (Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies)

Semper Ardens Fellowship 2018-2019 (Carlsberg Fondet)

 

External funding:

Comparative Democracy Assessment (project member, funded by the Danish Research Council for the Social Sciences, 2,099,739 DKK)

Evaluation of Elections in Ghana (project member, funded by DANIDA, 205,805 DKK)

Conditions of Democratic Stability and Breakdown: The Interwar Period Revisited (project member, funded by AU Ideas, 300,000 DKK)

The Ups and Downs of Democracy: A Comparative Study of Democratic Deepening and Regression (DEDERE) (principal investigator, funded by The Danish Council for Independent Research – Sapere Aude, 7,052,577 DKK)

Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Research Program (co-principal investigator, funded by the Riksbankens Jubileumfond, 37,600,000 SEK)

Political Institutions and the Historical Origins of Development: Unraveling the Connections (project member, funded by the Swedish Research Council, 6,065,000 SEK)

Disentangling the Economic Effects of Political Institutions (DEEPI) (project member, funded by the Norwegian Research Council, 7,000,000 NOK)

Conflict and Democratization (CODE) (member of steering committee, funded by the Innovationsfonden, 16,000,000 DKK)

Jens Christian Skou fellowship (Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, 500,000 DKK)

Semper Ardens fellowship (Carlsbergfondet, 783,300 DKK)