Lisa-Marie Selvik is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Comparative Politics. Her research interests cover civil society advocacy and democratic rights, and she is part of the research project ‘Breaking BAD: Understanding the Backlash Against Democracy in Africa‘.
Lisa-Marie's PhD project analyses how civil society actors attempt to advance democratic rights in African democracies, by focusing on the policy-issue of ‘citizen’s right to information’.
Lisa-Marie holds a Master’s degree in Political science and a Bachelor’s degree in International relations from the University of Oslo. As a research assistant at CMI (2016-2017), Selvik conducted a study on the Truth and Justice commission in Haiti (1994-1996) through the LawTransform project ‘Beyond Words: Implementing Latin American Truth Commission Recommendations‘, and worked on anti-corruption and fraud through the U4 Anti-Corruption Unit.
Selvik, Lisa-Marie. (2021). 'A Platform or Partner: Engaging the Media in Advocacy.' Global Policy, Volume12, Issue S5. https://doi.org/10.1111/1758-5899.12980.
Garbe, Lisa, Lisa-Marie Selvik and Pauline Lemaire. (2021). 'How African countries respond to fake news and hate speech.' Information, Communication & Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2021.1994623.
Amanfo, Regina Oforiwa and Lisa-Marie Selvik. (2020). 'Best Practices in Access to Information Implementation: Where does Ghana go from here?' Volume 17, Number 3. Ghana Center for Democratic Development, Accra. Available at: https://www.cddgh.org/best-practices-in-access-to-information-implementation-where-does-ghana-go-from-here/
Selvik, Lisa-Marie. (in press). 'The Unknown Pioneer. The Haitian truth commission (1995-1996) addressing sexual violence against women.' The Journal of International Organizations Studies.
Selvik, Lisa-Marie. (in press). 'Haiti's Truth and Justice Commission: Forgotten recommendations, living demands'. In: From Word to Practice: The Fate of Truth Commission Recommendations in Latin America (1984-2017) (Beyond Words, Vol II), Eds.: Skaar, Elin, García-Godos, Jemima, and Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm. Intersentia, Netherlands.
- (2021). How African countries respond to fake news and hate speech. Information, Communication & Society. 1-19.
- (2021). A Platform or Partner: Engaging the Media in Advocacy. Global Policy. 70-83.
- (2021). Religious/conservative movements and fake news.
- (2021). Autocratization dynamics in Africa.
- (2019). Breakfast for Democracy: Military coups of today .
- (2018). Breakfast for Democracy: The growing age gap between rulers and ruled in Africa.
- (2018). Breakfast for Democracy: Plunging into a new civil War? Political crisis in Burundi.
- (2018). Breakfast for Democracy: Fight Rages Over Land Reform in South Africa: What will happen?
- (2021). How African Countries Respond to Fake News and Hate Speech.
- (2021). A Platform or Partner: Engaging the media in advocacy in hybrid regimes.
- (2020). “Whose demand?” The perception of actors in advocacy for the right to information in Ghana.
- (2020). What explains the difference in government responses to demands of increased access to information?
- (2019). Who, When and How? Under what Circumstances Do African States Adopt ‘Right to Access Information’ laws?
- (2018). The Backlash Against Associational Rights in Africa.
- (2018). Civil Society Actors Responding to the Democratic Backlash: Mapping activists’ actions against government clampdown in Tanzania.
- (2021). How to ensure digital access to information in Africa. A collection of essays exploring the interplay between digital technologies, politics, and society across Africa.
- (2020). How to ensure digital access to information in Africa. Democracy in Africa.
- (2020). Best Practices in Access to Information Implementation: Where does Ghana go from here? CDD-Ghana Briefing Papers.
- (2019). Taking Stock of Citizen’s Right to Access Information in Africa. Saktuelt.
- (2019). Defending human rights in the digital age. DemocraticBacklash.com.