Institut for Statskundskab

Svend-Erik Skaaning

Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth:

March 30, 1978

 

Personal Information:

Married to Ingrid Marie Fossum, three children (Sofia, b. 2005; Oskar, b. 2008; Håkon, b. 2018)

 

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. (v2 published in 2018)

(2018). Demokrati i en krisetid: Mellemkrigstidens Europa. København: Gyldendal (with Jørgen Møller).

(in press). Democratic Stability in an Age of Crisis: Reassessing the Interwar Period. Oxford: Oxford University Press (with Agnes Cornell & Jørgen Møller).

(2020). Varieties of Democracy: Measuring Two Centuries of Political Change. New York: Cambridge University Press (with Michael Coppedge, John Gerring, Adam Glynn, Carl Henrik Knutsen, Staffan Lindberg, Daniel Pemstein, Brigitte Seim & Jan Teorell).

 

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).

(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).

(2018). "Revisiting Democratic Civil Peace: Electoral Regimes and Civil Conflict", Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 55, No. 5, pp. 625-640 (with Henrikas Bartusevicius). 

(2018). "Candidate Nomination, Intra-party Democracy, and Election Violence in Africa", Democratization, Vol. 25, No, 6, pp. 959-977 (with Merete Bech Seeberg & Michael Wahman).

(2019). "Set-Theoretic Methods in Democratization Research: An Evalution of Their Uses and Contributions", Democratization, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 78-96 (with Jørgen Møller).

(2019). "Economic Development and Democracy: An Electoral Connection," European Journal of Political Research, Vol. 58, No. 1, pp. 292-314 (with Carl Henrik Knutsen, John Gerring, Jan Teorell, Matthew Maguire, Michael Coppedge & Staffan I. Lindberg). 

(2019). "The Methodology of "Varieties of Democracy" (V-Dem)," Bulletin de Méthodologie de Sociologique, Vol. 143, No. 1, pp. 107-133 (with Michael Coppedge; John Gerring; Carl Henrik Knutsen; Josjua Krusell; Staffan Lindberg; Kyle L. Marquardt; Juraj Medzihorsky; Josefine Pernes; Natalia Stepanova; Svend-Erik Skaaning; Jan Teorell; Daniel Pemstein; Eitan Tzelgov; Yi-ting Wang & Steven L. Wilson).  

(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).

(2019). "Measuring Polyarchy across the Globe 1900-2017", Studies in Comparative International Development, Vol. 54, No. 1, pp. 71-95 (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).

(2019). "Introducing the Historical Varieties of Democracy Dataset: Political Institutions in the Long 19th Century", Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 56, No. 3, pp. 440-451 (with Carl Henrik Knutsen, Jan Teorell, Agnes Cornell, John Gerring, Haakon Gjerløw, Daniel Ziblatt, Tore Wig, Kyle Marquardt, Daniel Pemstein & Brigitte Seim).

 

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).

 

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 Journal of Constitutional Law, International Political Science Review, International Studies Quarterly, Italian Political Science Review, Journal of African Studies and Development, Journal of Baltic Studies, 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, Nature Human Behavior, 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 Indicators Research, Social Policy & Society, Social Science Quarterly, 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, 2016-2020

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

Chairman of habilitation assessment committee, Aarhus University, 2018-2019

Member of review panel (grant proposals on structural reform in higher education), Research Council of Norway, 2019

Member of assessment committe for assistant professorship, University of Southern Denmark, 2019

Member of review panel (DIGSSCORE), University of Bergen, 2019-2020

Member of review panel (funding of social science research groups/environments), Örebro University, 2019-2020

 

Studies and Research Outside Aarhus University:

Visiting scholar, Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2019

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)