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Lise Rakner er  professor i Sammenliknende Politikk, Universitetet i Bergen. Forskningsinteressene spenner fra sammenliknende studier av demokrati, med fokus på demokratisk sammenbrudd, menneskerettigheter, partisystem og valg. Rakner's forskning er også knyttet til politisk økonomi, med særlig vekt på økonomiske reformer, utvikling av skattesystem og bistand. Hun har utført en rekke analyser og utredninger for organisasjoner som DFID, SIDA; DFID, Verdensbanken og norsk UD. Hun leder forskningsprosjektet "Breaking BAD: Understanding backlash Againts Democracy in Africa" (Frihumsam 2017-2021). Hun er ansatt som Forsker II Chr. Michelsen Institutt (CMI), Bergen.

 

Courses

Sampol 105: States and nationbuilding (10 ECTS) (Spring semester)

Sampol 100: Introduction to Comparative Politics (10 ECTS) (Fall semester)

Sampol 219: Politics in the Developing World (10 ECTS) (not on a regular schedule)

Sampol 329: Political Parties in the Developing World (10 ECTS)  (not on a regular schedule)

Sampol 315: Elections and representation (10 ECTS) (not on a regular schedule)

Sampol 314: Elections in New democracies (10 ECTS Master level) (not on a regular schedule)

Sampol 335. Elections and Representation in democracies (10 ECTS Master level) (not on a regular schedule)

Sampol 338: Breaking Bad: Understanding Backlash Against Democracy (10 ECTS Spring 2019)

 

Publications

Publicationslist in Christin

PEER REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC WORKS (selected)

Monographs and edited books

Burnell, Peter, Vicky Randall and Lise Rakner (eds.), 2017. Politics in the Developing World. Oxford University Press, 5th edition.

Elgesem, D., E. Eide, S. Gloppen, and L. Rakner (red.), 2014. Klima, Medier og Politikk. Oslo: Abstrakt Forlag

Kiiza, Julius, Sabiti Makara and Lise Rakner (eds.), 2008. Electoral Democracy in Uganda: Understanding the Institutional Dynamics, Processes and Outcomes of the 2006 Multiparty Elections. Kampala: Fountain Publishers.

Gloppen, Siri and Lise Rakner (eds.), 2007: Globalization and Democratisation: Challenges for Political Parties. Bergen: Fagbokforlaget.

Rakner, Lise, 2003: Political and Economic Liberalisation in Zambia. Uppsala: The Nordic Africa Institute.

 

Journal articles and book chapters

Rakner, Lise. 2019. “Democratic Rollback in Africa”. In Oxford Encyclopedia of African Politics. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.887.

Gloppen, S and L. Rakner. 2019 (forthcoming) “LGBT Rights in Africa”, in Ashford C, & Maine A (eds) Research Handbook on Gender, Sexuality and the Law (London: Edward Elgar 2019, forthcoming).

Muriaas, Ragnhild L., Vibeke Wang, Lindsay Benstead, Boniface Dulani, and Lise Rakner 2018. “Why the Gender of Traditional Authorities Matters: Intersectionality and Women’s Rights Advocacy in Malawi.” Comparative Political Studies, (May). doi:10.1177/0010414018774369.

Dulani, Boniface, Lise Rakner, Lindsay J. Benstead, and Vibeke Wang, 2018. “’Because We Expect More from You’: The Gender and Corruption Factor in the 2014 Presidential Elections.” Malawi Journal of Social Science.(April).

Muriaas, Ragnhild L., Vibeke Wang, Lindsay Benstead, Boniface Dulani, and Lise Rakner 2018. “Why the Gender of Traditional Authorities Matters: Intersectionality and Women’s Rights Advocacy in Malawi.” Comparative Political Studies, (May). doi:10.1177/0010414018774369.

Lust, Ellen and Lise Rakner, 2018. “The Other Side of Taxation: Extraction and Social Institutions in the Developing World“, Annual Review of Political Science 2018, 21:1

Ballen, C., Lee, D., Rakner, L., & Cotner, S. 2018. “Politics a “Chilly” Environment for Undergraduate Women in Norway”, PS: Political Science & Politics,1-6. doi:10.1017/S1049096518000045

Rakner, Lise and Vicky Randall, 2017. “Institutions”, in Burnell, Peter, Vicky Randall and Lise Rakner (eds.), Politics in the Developing World.Oxford University Press, 5thedition.

Rakner, Lise, 2017: “Democracy and Regime Change”, in Burnell, Peter, Vicky Randall and Lise Rakner (eds.), Politics in the Developing World.Oxford University Press, 5thedition.

Rakner, Lise 2017,: “Governance”, in Burnell, Peter, Vicky Randall and Lise Rakner (eds.), Politics in the Developing World.Oxford University Press, 5thedition.

Helle, Svein Erik and Lise Rakner, 2017. “The impact of elections. The case of Uganda”, in Gerschewski, Johannes and Christoph Stefes (eds.). Crisis in Autocratic Regimes,Boulder: Lynne Rienner, pp. 111-134.

Rakner, Lise, 2017. “Tax bargains in unlikely places: The politics of Zambian mining taxes”. The Extractive Industries and Society (4), pp. 525-538.

Muriaas, Ragnhild Louise, Lise Rakner, and Ingvild Skage, 2016. “Political capital of ruling parties after regime change: Contrasting successful insurgencies to peaceful pro-democracy movements. Civil Wars, Vol. 18(2) pp. 175-191.

Gloppen,Siri and L. Rakner 2015. «Norske klimaparadokser», Norsk Statsvitenskapelig Tidsskrift, Vol 31, No. 3, pp  246-256.

Gloppen, L. Rakner og V. Vibe 2014. ”Stortingsklima: Klima som valgkamptema og norske politikeres syn på klimautfordringene”, i, Klima, Medier og Politikk. Oslo: Abstrakt Forlag.

Vibe, V.  S. Gloppen og L. Rakner 2014.  “Klimabistand: God bistandspolitikk? “Klima, Medier og Politikk. Oslo: Abstrakt Forlag.

O.L.M. Ferraz, S. Gloppen, O. Mæstad, L. Rakner, 2014. “Judging the price of life: cost considerations in right-to-health litigation” I H.S. Aasen, S. Gloppen, A-M Magnussen, E. Nilssen: Juridification and Social Citizenship in the Welfare State. Edward Elgar Publishing

Helle Svein-Erik and Lise Rakner, 2014. “Grabbing an election: Abuse of state resources in the 2011 elections in Uganda” in Tina Søreide and Aled Williams (eds.): Corruption, Grabbing, and Development. Real World Challenges. London and Massachusetts: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 164-174.

Rakner, Lise and Lars Svåsand, 2013. “Competition and participation, but no democracy: The politics of elections in Africa´s feckless regimes” Statsvetenskapelig Tidskrift, Vol 115, No 4, pp. 365-384.

Rakner, Lise, Mette Bakken, 2013. “Elections”, in Nadini Patel and Lars Svåsand (eds.), Government and Politics in Malawi, 2nd edition. Zomba: Kachere Books.

Rakner, Lise, 2013: ”Foreign Aid and Democratic Consolidation in Zambia” in Resnick, Danielle and Nicolas van de Walle (eds.): Democratic Trajectories in Africa: Unravelling the Impact of Foreign Aid. Oxford University Press.

Rakner, Lise, Svein-Erik Helle and Siri Gloppen, 2012. “I pose og sekk? Klima i norsk utviklingspolitikk etter 2005”, Nye stormakter i Afrika - utvikling eller utbytting? Scandinavian Academic Press, pp. 271-295.

Rakner, Lise and Lars Svåsand, 2012. “Foreign aid, democracy promotion and democratic progress”, in Jens Blom-Hansen, Christoffer Green-Pedersen and Svend-Erik Skaaning(eds.): Democracy, Elections and Political Parties. Aarhus: Politica, pp. 39-49.

Rakner, Lise, 2011. “Institutionalizing the pro-democracy movements: the case of Zambia's Movement for Multiparty Democracy”, Democratization, Vol. 18 (5) pp. 1106-1124.

Rakner, Lise, Ottar Mæstad, Octavio Luiz Motta Ferraz, 2011. “Assessing the impact of health rights litigation: A comparative analysis of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, India and South Africa” in Litigating Health Rights: Can Courts Bring More Justice to Health (Harvard Law School Human Rigthts Programme Series). Harvard University Press, pp. 273-303.

Rakner, Lise 2010. “The Management of the 2009 Electoral Process. The Role of the Malawi Electoral Commission”, in Ott, Martin and Fidelis Edge Kanyongolo (eds.): Democracy in Progress: Malawi’s 2009 Parliamentary and Presidential Elections. Blantyre: Kachere Books, No. 48, pp. 25-47.

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

Rakner, Lise and Nicolas van de Walle, 2009. “Opposition Parties and Incumbent Presidents: the New Dynamics of Electoral Competition in Africa”, in Staffan Lindberg (ed.) Democratization by Elections. A New Mode of Transition. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 202-225.

Makara, Sabiti, Lise Rakner and Lars Svåsand, 2009. “Turnaround: The National Resistance Movement and the Reintroduction of Multiparty-Party System in Uganda, International Political Science Review, Vol. 30 (2), pp. 185-204.

Rakner, Lise and Nicolas van de Walle, 2009. “Opposition Weakness in Africa”, Journal of Democracy, Vol 20 (3), pp. 108-121.

Rakner, Lise and Lars Svåsand, 2009. “Valgets Politikk: Betydningen av administrative virkemidler for å beholde makten I Malawi og Uganda”, Politika, Vol. 41 (3), pp, 268-282.

Fritz, Verena, Alina Rocha Menocal and Lise Rakner, 2008. "Hybrid regimes and the
challenges of deepening and sustaining democracy in developing countries", South African Journal of International Affairs Vol. 15 (1), pp. 29-40.

Rakner, Lise, Lars Svåsand and Nixon Khembo, 2007. “Fissions and fusions, foes and friends: Party system restructuring in the 2004 elections in Malawi”, Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 40 (9), pp. 1112-1137.

Working Papers

Arriola, Leonardo R. and Lise Rakner, 2017. “Reconceptualizing African Party Systems: Explaining the Variation in Institutionalized Competition.”

Arriola, Leonardo R., Donghyun Danny Choi, Justine Davis, Lise Rakner, Ingvild Skage, and Melanie Thompson, 2017. “Party Building and Politician Defection in Zambia.”

Kristen Kao, Ellen Lust and Lise Rakner, 2017. “Money Machine: Do the poor demand clientilism. Gothenburg University, Program on Governance and Local Pevelopment (GLD), WP, 14.

Muriaas, Ragnhild Louise; Benstead, Lindsay; Dulani, Boniface; Rakner, Lise; Wang, Vibeke, 2017. “It Takes a Female Chief: Gender and Effective Policy Advocacy in Malawi”. Gothenburg: The Program on Governance and Local Development, University of Gothenburg no. Working Paper No. 11.

Benstead, Lindsay; Dulani, Boniface; Muriaas, Ragnhild Louise; Rakner, Lise; Wang, Vibeke 2017. The Local Governance Performance Index (LGPI) in Malawi: Selected Findings on Gender. Gothenburg University: The Program on Governance and Local Development (GLD) 2017,  64 s.

 

 

  • 2020. Time for global health diplomacy. The Lancet. 1691-1692.
  • 2020. LGBT Rights in Africa. . I:
    • 2020. Research Handbook on Gender, Sexuality and the Law. Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • 2019. Working paper: Women’s Household Bargaining Power and Abortion Policy Preferences: Evidence from Zambian Politicians.
  • 2019. The perfect enemy: From migrants to sexual minorities.
  • 2019. Roundtable: Researching Backlash against Democracy.
  • 2019. Political corruption and corruption as a political strategy.
  • 2019. Kvinner som protesterer. Agenda Magasin.
  • 2019. Den gode fienden: Fra flytninger til seksuelle minoriteter. Agenda Magasin.
  • 2019. Democratic Rollback in Africa.
  • 2019. Breakfast for Democracy: Military coups of today .
  • 2018. Why the Gender of Traditional Authorities Matters: Intersectionality and Women’s Rights Advocacy in Malawi. Comparative Political Studies. 1-44.
  • 2018. Why campaigns to stop child marriage can backfire. The Washington Post.
  • 2018. WORLD AFFAIRS: Threats to Democracy in Africa. .
  • 2018. Understanding Democratic Backsliding in Africa.
  • 2018. Traditional Authority, Gender and Political Engagement in Malawi.
  • 2018. The other side of taxation: extraction and social institutions in the developing world. 277-294.
  • 2018. The business of politics: Party defection and candidate selection in Zambia.
  • 2018. The International Dimension of Backlash Against Democracy.
  • 2018. Tax bargains in poorly regulated countries: Lobbying and the shaping of tax policies in Tanzania.
  • 2018. Politics a “Chilly” Environment for Undergraduate Women in Norway. PS: Political Science and Politics. 653-658.
  • 2018. Don´t touch my constitution. Civil society resistance and political turnovers in African pluralist regimes.
  • 2018. Diktatorens lærebok: Kapittelet om Tanzania. . Bistandsaktuelt.
  • 2018. Den demokratiske snarveien. Agenda Magasin.
  • 2018. Breaking Bad: Understanding Backlash Against Democracy in Africa. CMI Insigth.
  • 2018. Breakfast for Democracy: Plunging into a new civil War? Political crisis in Burundi.
  • 2017. “Understanding Backlash against democracy in Africa”.
  • 2017. “Slaget om menneskerettighetene. Om demokratiets tilbakegang”.
  • 2017. “Politician defection in Zambia”,.
  • 2017. demokrati i forfall. Agenda Magasin.
  • 2017. Vafler for demokratiet. Agenda Magasin.
  • 2017. Understanding the Uneven Playing Field. The Multifaceted Role of Unfair Electoral Competition in a Non-Democratic Regime.
  • 2017. Understanding Backlash against democracy in Africa.
  • 2017. The rise and fall of the mining royalty regime in Zambia. 120-124.
  • 2017. The politization of LGBT and abortion rights in Zambia: Preliminary findings from survey and qualitative interviews.
  • 2017. The Local Governance Performance Index (LGPI) in Malawi: Selected Findings on Gender. .
  • 2017. The Impact of Elections: The Case of Uganda. 24 sider.
  • 2017. Tax bargains in unlikely places: The politics of Zambian mining taxes. The Extractive Industries and Society. 525-538.
  • 2017. Politics in the Developing World, 5th Edition. Oxford University Press.
  • 2017. Political determinants of sexual & reproductive health (Globvac project).
  • 2017. LGBT rights in Zambia: Analyzing politicization and contentious episodes.
  • 2017. Institutional Perspectives. 44-57. I:
    • 2017. Politics in the Developing World, 5th Edition. Oxford University Press.
  • 2017. Governance. 226-242. I:
    • 2017. Politics in the Developing World, 5th Edition. Oxford University Press.
  • 2017. Democratization and Regime Change. 211-225. I:
    • 2017. Politics in the Developing World, 5th Edition. Oxford University Press.
  • 2017. Breaking BAD: Understanding the Backlash Against Democracy in Africa.
  • 2017. Breaking BAD: Understanding backlash Against Democracy in Africa.
  • 2017. Africa’s legalized politics of homosexuality: dynamics & effects of criminalization.
  • 2016. Using traditional leaders to end child marriage: Evidence from a survey experiment in Malawi.
  • 2016. Using traditional leaders to end child marriage: Evidence from a survey experiment in Malawi.
  • 2016. The urban poor as citizens and clients. Enacting political agency through political parties and social movements in Kenya and Zambia.
  • 2016. The rise and fall of the mining royalty regime in Zambia. CMI Brief. 4 sider.
  • 2016. Political capital of ruling parties after regime change: contrasting successful insurgencies to peaceful pro-democracy movements. Civil Wars. 175-191.
  • 2016. Lessons from Zambia … for a more sustainable mining tax regime. African Development Bank "AnnualMeetings Daily".
  • 2016. Lessons from Zambia – From a profit-based tax system, to a revenue-based tax system. African Development Bank "AnnualMeetings Daily".
  • 2016. Lessons from Zambia - Recommendations for a more sustainable mining tax regime. African Development Bank "AnnualMeetings Daily".
  • 2015. “Don’t touch my constitution! Civil society resistance and political turnovers in Africa´s pluralist regimes” (with I. Skage).
  • 2015. Shaping the tax agenda: Public engagement, lobbying and tax reform in Tanzania. CMI Brief. 4 sider.
  • 2015. Reconceptualizing African Party Systems.
  • 2015. Norske klimaparadokser. Norsk Statsvitenskapelig Tidsskrift. 246-255.
  • 2015. Explaining Variation in Government Parties’ Willingness to Build Party Organization in Africa.
  • 2014. The role of institutions in capital flight, lobbyism and tax evasion.
  • 2014. Stortingsklima. Klima som valgkamptema og norske politikeres syn på klimautfordringene. 21 sider.
  • 2014. Politics in the developing world. Oxford University Press.
  • 2014. Politics in the Developing World [4th ed.]. Oxford University Press.
  • 2014. Norske paradokser. 15 sider.
  • 2014. Memorandum:Overview of research findings regarding aid in support of democratization and human rights observance. .
  • 2014. Klimabistand: god bistandspolitikk? 19 sider.
  • 2014. Klima, medier og politikk. Abstrakt forlag.
  • 2014. Judging the price of life: cons considerations in right-to-health litigation. 25 sider.
  • 2014. Institutional Perspectives. 15 sider.
  • 2014. Grabbing’ an election: Abuse of state resources in the 2011 elections in Uganda. 11 sider.
  • 2014. Democracy. 15 sider.
  • 2013. ”Prioritization of healthcare: Comparative perspectives”.
  • 2013. “Competition and participation, but no democracy: The politics of elections in Africa´s feckless regimes”. Statsvetenskaplig Tidsskrift. 365-384.
  • 2013. Foreign Aid and Democratic Consolidation in Zambia.
  • 2013. Electoral mobilization in Uganda and Zambia for the 2011 elections: The interplay between opposition weakness, incumbent strength and the urban/rural electoral divide.
  • 2012. WP/016 Foreign Aid and Democratic Consolidation in Zambia. UNU-WIDER Research Papers.
  • 2012. The interplay between poverty and electoral authoritarianism: Poverty and regime stability in Uganda and Zambia.
  • 2012. The interplay between poverty and electoral authoritarianism: Poverty and political mobilization in Zambia and Uganda. .
  • 2012. Taxation, elections and populism: The salience of taxation Zambian election campaigns 2001-2011.
  • 2012. I pose og sekk? Klima i norsk utviklingspolitikk etter 2005. 25 sider.
  • 2012. Foreign aid, democracy promotion and democratic progress. 10 sider.
  • 2012. Elections in hybrid regimes: Assessing the Formal and Informal Underpinnings of Electoral Contests in Africa, Post-Communist Eurasia and the Middle East.
  • 2011. Politics in the Developing World. Oxford University Press.
  • 2011. Institutionalizing the pro-democracy movements: the case of Zambia's Movement for Multiparty Democracy. Democratization. 1106-1124.
  • 2011. Institutional Perspectives. 18 sider.
  • 2011. In search of the impact of international support for political parties in new democracies: Malawi and Zambia compared. 25 sider.
  • 2011. Governance and Aid Conditionality in a Globalizing World. 20 sider.
  • 2011. Assessing the impact of health rights litigation : a comparative analysis of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, India and South Africa. 31 sider.
  • 2010. The Management of the 2009 Electoral Process. The Role of the Malawi Electoral Commission. 21 sider.
  • 2010. In search of the impact of international support for political parties in new democracies: Malawi and Zambia compared. Democratization. 1250-1274.
  • 2009. When and why do judges consider the costs of health right litigation?
  • 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.
  • 2009. The impact of international party support to political parties in new democracies: Malawi and Zambia compared.
  • 2009. The administration of the 2009 elections: The role of the Malawi Electoral Commission.
  • 2009. Opposition weakness in Africa. Journal of Democracy. 108-121.
  • 2009. Opposition Parties and Incumbent Presidents: The New Dynamics of Electoral Competition in Africa. 24 sider.
  • 2009. How do we measure the impact of health right litigation?
  • 2009. "An aid exit strategy for Zambia".
  • 2008. “Opposition parties and incumbent presidents. The New Dynamics of Electoral Competition in Sub Saharan Africa” (with Nic van de Walle)”.
  • 2008. Electoral democracy in Uganda : understanding institutional processes and outcomes of the 2006 multiparty elections. Fountain Publishers.
  • 2007. Opposition parties in sub-saharan Africa. 20 sider.
  • 2007. Introduction: Coming to grips with the current predicaments of political parties. 10 sider.
  • 2007. Globalization and democratization: Challenges for political parties. Fagbokforlaget.
  • 2007. Fissions and fusions, foes and friends - Party system restructuring in Malawi in the 2004 general elections. Comparative Political Studies. 1112-1137.
  • 2005. The accountability function of supreme audit institutions in Malawi, Uganda and Tanzania. .
  • 2005. Stuck in Transition: Electoral Processes in Zambia 1991-2001. Democratization. 85-105.
  • 2005. Stuck in Transition: Electoral Processes in Zambia 1991-2001. Democratization. 85-105.
  • 2005. Fissions and fusions, friends and foes: Party system restructuring in Malawi.
  • 2005. Figthing Poverty in Africa: are PRSPs making a difference. The Journal of Modern African Studies. 492-493.
  • 2003. The PRSP process in Zambia. .
  • 2003. Taxation and tax reforms in developing countries: Illustrations from sub-Saharan Africa. CMI Working Paper. 35 sider.

Se fullstendig oversikt over publikasjoner i CRIStin.

  • Democratization
  • Political parties
  • Electoral processes 
  • Human rights, rights litigation
  • Development, development aid
  • Africa (Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Southern Africa)

2017- 2021      Research Council of Norway (FRIHUMSAM): Breaking BAD: Explaining Backlash Against Democracy (PI).

2016-2020       Vetenskapsrådet (The Swedish Research Council): Social Institutions and Governance: Lessons from Sub-Sahara Africa (Gothenburg University, co PI with Ellen Lust

2015 – 2016    Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study (UC Berkeley) grant 2015-2016: “The Bergen-Berkeley Research Program on Political Parties in the Developing World.” Co-PI with Leo Arriola (UC Berkeley)

2016- 2017      Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study (UC Berkeley) grant 2016-2017: “The Bergen-Berkeley Research Program on Political Parties in the Developing World.” Co-PI with Leo Arriola (UC Berkeley)

 

 

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