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Lars G Svåsand

Professor emeritus
  • E-postLars.Svasand@uib.no
  • Telefon+47 958 25 140
  • Besøksadresse
    Christies gate 15
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    Postboks 7802
    5020 BERGEN

political parties, party organisations, parties in new democracies, democratization, electoral processes

Elections and political parties

Scandinavian politics

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

Se fullstendig oversikt over publikasjoner i CRIStin.

 

“Party Institutionalization in New Democracies” (with Vicky Randall, University of Essex), Party Politics, Vol. 8 No 1, 2002, 5-29

 

 

“Parties, party systems and democratic consolidation in the Third world”, Special issue of

Democratization, Vol. 9, No.3, guest editors: Vicky Randall and Lars Svåsand

 

 

 

“Stuck in transition: Electoral processes in Zambia, 1991-2001”, (with Lise Rakner), Democratization, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp 1-21

 

Partiernas århundrade. Fempartimodellens uppgang och fall i Norge og Sverige, (Marie Demker och Lars Svåsand, red.), Gøteborg, Santerus Forlag 

 

Government and Politics in Malawi, (eds. Nandini Patel and Lars Svåsand),

Blantyre, Kachere Books. Vol 33, 2007

 

“Political Parties” (with Nixon S. Khembo), in Government and Politics in Malawi, (eds. Nandini Patel and Lars Svåsand), Blantyre, Kachere Books. Vol 33, 2007, pp. 207-238

 

”Fissions and fusions, friends and foes: Party system restructuring in Malawi”, (with Lise Rakner and Nixon S. Khembo) Comparative Political Studies, Vol 40, No. 9, September 2007, 1112-1137

 

 

 

Organising parties for the 2006 elections” (co-authored with Julius Kiiza and Robert Tabaro), in Julius Kiiza, Sabiti Makara and Lise Rakner (eds.): Electoral democracy in Uganda, Kampala, Fountain Press, 201-230

 

“Partienes funksjoner: Malawi i komparativt perspektiv”, kapitel til K. Pedersen (ed.): Festskrift til Lars Bille, København 2008

“Internal party democracy: The case of the United Democratic Front in Malawi”, Paper til Nordic Political Science Association, Tromsø 6.-8. August 2008

  

“Turnaround: The National Resistance Movement and the re-introduction of a multiparty system in Uganda” (with Sabiti Makara and Lise Rakner), International Political Science Review, March 2009

Magolowondo, A., & Svåsand, L. (2010). “One man ownership: Political parties and their struggle for democratic standards”,  In M. Ott & F. E. Kanyongolo (Eds.), Democracy in Progress.  Malawi’s 2009 parliamentary and presidential elections, Blantyre, Kachere Books, 265-294

 

Lise Rakner and Lars Svåsand:  “In search of the impact of international support for political parties in new democracies: Malawi and Zambia compared” Democratization, 2010 ;Volum 17.(6) s. 1250-1274

 

Lars Svåsand: Democratic consolidation in Malawi: progressing, stuck in transition, or backsliding? Forum for Development Studies vol 38 no. 1 2011, pp. 1-24

 Lars Svåsand: Financing elections in Malawi: Between national processes and the international comunity, Representation, Vol 47, No. 4, 2011, pp. 417-434

valgprosesser, demokratisering, politiske partier

Impacts of international party assistance (with Lise Rakner)

Democratic consolidation in Malawi (see NUFU project overview)

Procedural democracy in political parties

- Political parties in the 2009 general elections

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