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. (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). “The Truth and Justice Commission in Haiti – forgotten recommendations, but living demands”. In: Implementing Truth Commission Recommendations: The Latin American Experience, Vol. II. Eds.: Skaar, Elin, García-Godos, Jemima, and Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm. Intersentia, Netherlands.
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. (2016). “Constitution-making in Tunisia – an analysis of contentious constitutional issues in the process of drafting the 2014-constitution”, University of Oslo: Reprosentralen. [MA-oppgave, veileder: Inga Brandell] Available at: http://urn.nb.no/URN:NBN:no-55270
- 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?
- 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.
- 2020. Best Practices in Access to Information Implementation: Where does Ghana go from here? Volume 17, Number 3. Ghana Center for Democratic Development, Accra.
- 2020. How to ensure digital access to information in Africa.
- 2019. Taking Stock of Citizen’s Right to Access Information in Africa.
- 2019. Defending human rights in the digital age.