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.
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 Måseidvåg. (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.
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/
- 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 (re-published in A collection of essays exploring the interplay between digital technologies, politics, and society across Africa, edited by Nic Cheeseman and Lisa Garbe).
- 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 (blog post).
- 2019. Taking Stock of Citizen’s Right to Access Information in Africa.
- 2019. Defending human rights in the digital age.