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Lars G Svåsand

Professor Emeritus
  • E-mailLars.Svasand@uib.no
  • Phone+47 958 25 140
  • Visitor Address
    Christies gate 15
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7802
    5020 BERGEN
Textbook
  • Show author(s) (2013). Government and Politics of Malawi. Patel and Svåsand.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Government and Politics in Malawi. Kachere Books.
  • Show author(s) (1997). Challenges to Political Parties. The Case of Norway. The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor.
  • Show author(s) (1997). Challenges to Political Parties. University of Michigan Press.
Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2015). Opposition parties and the decentralisation process in South Africa and Zambia. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. 475-496.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Regulation of political parties and party functions in Malawi: Incentive structures and the selective application of the rules. International Political Science Review. 275-290.
  • Show author(s) (2013). “Competition and participation, but no democracy: The politics of elections in Africa´s feckless regimes”. Statsvetenskaplig Tidsskrift. 365-384.
  • Show author(s) (2013). The concept of opposition and the structure of opposition in Malawi. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. 306-325.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Financing Elections in Malawi: Between National Processes and the International Community. Representation. 417-434.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Democratization in Malawi: Moving Forward, Stuck in Transition or Backsliding? Forum for Development Studies. 1-24.
  • Show author(s) (2010). In search of the impact of international support for political parties in new democracies: Malawi and Zambia compared. Democratization. 1250-1274.
  • Show author(s) (2009). Valgets politikk: Betydningen av legale og administrative virkemidler for å beholde makten i Malawi og Uganda. Politica - Tidsskrift for politisk videnskab. 268-282.
  • Show author(s) (2009). Valgets politikk: Betydningen av administrative og legale virkemidler for å beholde makten i Malawi og Uganda. Politica - Tidsskrift for politisk videnskab. 268-282.
  • Show author(s) (2009). Turnaround: The national resistance movement and the reintroduction of a multiparty system in Uganda. International Political Science Review. 185-204.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Fissions and fusions, foes and friends - Party system restructuring in Malawi in the 2004 general elections. Comparative Political Studies. 1112-1137.
  • Show author(s) (2005). Stuck in Transition: Electoral Processes in Zambia 1991-2001. Democratization. 85-105.
  • Show author(s) (2004). Political parties in Norway - 40 years later. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning. 295-318.
  • Show author(s) (2004). Hanne Marthe Narud, Mogens N. Pedersen, Henry Valen (eds.): Party sovereignty and citizen control. Selecting candidates for parliamentary elections in Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway, Odense 2002, University Press of Southern Denmark. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning. 120-122.
  • Show author(s) (2004). From Dominant to Competitive Party System: The Zambian Experience 1991-2001. Party Politics. 49-68.
  • Show author(s) (2002). Political parties and democratic consolidation in Africa. MANGLER.
  • Show author(s) (2002). Party institutionalization in new democracies. Party Politics. 5-30.
  • Show author(s) (2002). Introduction: The contribution of parties to democracy and democratic consolidation. MANGLER.
  • Show author(s) (2000). State subsidies to political parties: confronting rhetoric with reality. Western European Politics. 1-24.
  • Show author(s) (2000). State subsidies to political parties: confronting rhetoric with reality. Western European Politics. 1-24.
  • Show author(s) (2000). State subsidies to political parties: Confronting rhetoric with reality. Western European Politics. 1-24.
  • Show author(s) (1997). The Influence of new parties on old parties' platforms: the case of the Progress parties and the Conservative parties of Denmark and Norway. Party Politics.
Report
  • Show author(s) (2015). What do we know about the effects of international assistance to political parties in new democracies? .
  • Show author(s) (2015). An evaluation of NIMD’s application of direct party assistance. .
  • Show author(s) (2004). Ny personvalgordning og hva så? En analyse av kommune- og fylkestingsvalget i 2003. 8. 8. .
  • Show author(s) (2003). The PRSP process in Zambia. .
  • Show author(s) (2001). Funding political parties in emerging African democracies: What role for Norway? .
  • Show author(s) (2001). Elections for better or for worse? Assessing the experiences with multiparty elections in sub-Saharan Africa. .
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) (2005). Partienes valgkampstrategi.
  • Show author(s) (1999). Statlig finansiering av politiske partier: intensjonene og utfallet.
  • Show author(s) (1999). Om veileders rolle hovedfagsoppgavearbeidet.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2016). Electoral finance and the recruitment of women in African elections: Typology of finances and methodological challenges,.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Opposition Parties and the Decentralization Process in South Africa and Zambia.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Promoting programmatic political parties:Exploring international party assistance and its impact on party manifestos in new democracies.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Party decline?
  • Show author(s) (2013). The development and functions of electoral manifestos in Malawi: The impact of weak parties and excessive presidentialism.
  • Show author(s) (2013). The ambiguous state of political parties in new democracies.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Party manifestos in unorthodox parties:the cases of the Pirate Parties in Sweden and Germany.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Party Adaptions to Municipal Elections in Post-transitional Regimes: Exploring Democratic Decentralization in Zambia and South Africa.
  • Show author(s) (2011). “Political parties and democratic consolidation in Malawi”, Chapter for the NUFU project book: Democratic consolidation in Malawi,Solstrand, 19. October – 21. October, 2011.
  • Show author(s) (2011). The functions of political parties: In theory and in Malawi.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Political parties and the democratic trajectory of Malawi, 1993-2011.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Lars Svåsand: The fragmentation of Malawian opposition,.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Lars Svåsand and Svein-Erik Helle (2011): The future of democracy in Africa Paper prepared for the work shop on Party systems and the future of democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa, University of Warwick 22.-24. September. 2011.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Electoral manifestos and the functions of political parties in new democracies: the case of Malawi,.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Formal rules and informal processes in the recruitment of political party elites in Malawi.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Democratic consolidation in Malawi: progressing, stuck in transition, or backsliding?
  • Show author(s) (2009). The impact of international support for political parties in new democracies: Malawi and Zambia compared.
  • Show author(s) (2009). The impact of international party support to political parties in new democracies: Malawi and Zambia compared.
  • Show author(s) (2009). Party system change in the context of the 2009 parliamentary and presidential elections.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Procedural democracy in Malawian political parties.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Internal party democracy and the Malawian parties.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Turnaround: The National Resistance Movement and the re-introduction of a multiparty system in Uganda.
  • Show author(s) (2007). The politics of the elections (Or how incumbents remain in office.)The cases of Malawi and Uganda.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Political paralysis in Malawi: Reprecussions of party splits in a weakly institutionalised democracy.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Organizing parties for the 2006 elections.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Non-state actors and democratic consolidation.
  • Show author(s) (2007). "Free but not fair': Explaining the declining quality of electoral administration in Malawi 1994-2004".
  • Show author(s) (2006). From no-party to multiparty system: NRM and its competitors in Uganda’s 2006 elections.
  • Show author(s) (2005). Fissions and fusions, friends and foes: Party system restructuring in Malawi.
  • Show author(s) (2003). The Norwegian Progress party: a populist party?
  • Show author(s) (2002). The re-emergence of the EU issue in Norwegian politics.
  • Show author(s) (2002). The quality of electoral processes: Zambian elections 1991-2001.
  • Show author(s) (2002). Elections, party system development and democratic consolidation in Zambia.
  • Show author(s) (2000). The theory of institutionalism and the study of political parties.
  • Show author(s) (2000). The theory of institutionalism and the study of political parties.
  • Show author(s) (2000). Party system change in Norway.
  • Show author(s) (2000). Party system change in Norway.
  • Show author(s) (2000). Partiorganisasjon og valgresultat.
  • Show author(s) (2000). Partiorganisasjon og valgresultat.
  • Show author(s) (2000). Partier i nye demokratier.
  • Show author(s) (2000). Partier i nye demokratier.
  • Show author(s) (2000). Norsk og svensk partiutvikling.
  • Show author(s) (2000). Norsk og svensk partiutvikling.
  • Show author(s) (2000). Comments on the manuscripts "Interest groups and parties in Scandinavian politics".
  • Show author(s) (2000). Comments on the manuscripts "Interest groups and parties in Scandinavian politics".
  • Show author(s) (2000). Challenges to political parties.
  • Show author(s) (2000). Challenges to political parties.
  • Show author(s) (1999). Party Institutionalization and the New Democracies.
  • Show author(s) (1999). Explaining the success of new rigth wing political parties.
  • Show author(s) (1999). Current issues in Norwegian party politics.
  • Show author(s) (1997). Opportunity for participation in political parties. An examination of party statues and empirical reality.
Reader opinion piece
  • Show author(s) (2000). Demokratiets utfordringer i det 21. århundrede. Bergens Tidende.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • Show author(s) (2019). Institutionalisation of political parties. Comparative cases. ECPR Press.
  • Show author(s) (2005). Partiernas århundrade. Fempartimodellens uppgång och fall i Norge och Sverige. Santérus Academic Press Sweden.
  • Show author(s) (1997). Challenges to Political Parties: the case of Norway. University of Michigan Press.
  • Show author(s) (1994). Partiene i en brytningstid. Alma Mater Forlag.
Academic monograph
  • Show author(s) (2018). Institutionalization (and De-Institutionalization) of Rightwing Protest Parties - The Progress Parties of Denmark and Norway.
Non-fiction book
  • Show author(s) (1997). Partier uten grenser? Tano.
Thesis at a second degree level
  • Show author(s) (2005). Electoral System Design and Effects on Representation and Regionalisation in Malawi 1994-2004.
  • Show author(s) (2004). Continuity versus Change. A Study of the British Electoral Reform Debate after 1974.
  • Show author(s) (2004). "På skinner uten styring?" En analyse av bybaneprosessen i Bergen.
Masters thesis
  • Show author(s) (2006). The Color of Polity. Political representation of African Americans in Florida from 1996 til 2002.
  • Show author(s) (2006). Shifting parties, constant cleavage. Party system formation along the urban-rural cleavage in post-communist Lithuania.
  • Show author(s) (2006). Politisk opposisjon i et autoritært regime. En analyse av regimets respons til islamsk opposisjon i Egypt.
  • Show author(s) (2005). Citizenship rights in the holy land and the case of Israeli Palestinians.
Feature article
  • Show author(s) (2000). Demokratiets utfordringer i det 21. århundrede. Bergens Tidende.
Interview
  • Show author(s) (2015). Oklara effekter av demokratibistånd SVENSK OPINION 11 februari, 2015 Oklara effekter av demokratibistånd .
  • Show author(s) (2015). Mijøpartiet De Grønne i Sogn og Fjordane.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Intervju om partifinansering, Kapital.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Intervju om lokale lister ved kommunestyrevalg.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Om makt i Bergen.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Om Miljøpartiet.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Intervju om partiorganisasjonen for Miljøpartiet De Grønne.
  • Show author(s) (2006). Intervju om undersøkelse om politisk interesse.
  • Show author(s) (2005). Regjeringsskiftet.
  • Show author(s) (2005). Politisk styring i nye demokratier.
  • Show author(s) (2005). Partienes medlemsutvikling.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2019). The Swedish Pirate Party: Towards Institutionalisation? .
  • Show author(s) (2019). Party Institutionalisation: Concepts and Indicators.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Introduction. 9 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Party decline? 22 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Party development in the old world: And in the new. 22 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Foreign aid, democracy promotion and democratic progress. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2011). In search of the impact of international support for political parties in new democracies: Malawi and Zambia compared. 25 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2010). One Man Ownership: Political Parties and their Struggle for Democratic Standards. 30 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Turnaround: The National Resistance Movement and the re-introduction of a multiparty system in Uganda. 25 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Organising parties for the 2006 elections. 30 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Political Parties. 32 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2005). Partisystemenes utviklingslinjer. 14 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2005). Partifremvekst og partioverlevelse: Fremskrittspartiet og Ny Demokrati. 26 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2005). Partiene som institusjoner i demokratiet. 12 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2005). Den nordiska fempartimodellen: En tilfallighet eller ett fundament? 29 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2002). The cross-pressure hypothesis.
  • Show author(s) (2001). Party Institutionalization and the New Democracies. 22 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2000). Statlig finansiering av politiske partier: intensjonene og utfallet. 24 pages.
  • Show author(s) (1999). Krysspresshypotesen. 9 pages.
  • Show author(s) (1998). The Center-Right Parties in Norwegian Politics: Between Reformist Labor and Radical Progress. 29 pages.
  • Show author(s) (1998). Scandinavian Right-Wing Radicalism. 19 pages.
  • Show author(s) (1998). Nordiske partiers samarbeismønstre - med hverandre og med Europa. 28 pages.
  • Show author(s) (1998). Nordiske partiers samarbeidsmønstre - med hverandre og med Europa. 28 pages.
  • Show author(s) (1997). Politiske partier og den internasjonale arena. 13 pages.
  • Show author(s) (1997). Political parties in Norway: Facing the challenges of a new society. 32 pages.
  • Show author(s) (1997). Norske partiers internasjonale forbindelser. 35 pages.
  • Show author(s) (1997). Internasjonalt partisamarbeid. 34 pages.
  • Show author(s) (1997). Internasjonale partisammenslutninger: partier eller organisasjoner? 16 pages.
  • Show author(s) (1997). Conclusion: The limits of entrepeneurship. 22 pages.
  • Show author(s) (1997). CChange and adaption in party organization. 34 pages.
  • Show author(s) (1997). Beyond the nation-state: Foreign policy controversies. 22 pages.
  • Show author(s) (1982). Partiorganisasjon og valgresultat: en drøfting av ulike sammenhenger.
Other
  • Show author(s) (2000). Statlig finansiering av politiske partier: intensjonene og utfallet. 1-24.

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