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Ragnhild Louise Muriaas

Professor, Prodekan for forskning
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Ragnhild Louise Muriaas er professor i statsvitenskap innen disiplinen sammenliknende politikk med fokus på spørsmål knyttet til likestilling, politisk representasjon og demokratisering. Hun er prodekan for forskning ved Det samfunnsvitenskapelige fakultet og styreleder for Senter for kvinne- og kjønnsforskning ved Universitetet i Bergen. Hun benytter ulike metodiske tilnærminger i sin forskning og har blant annet lang feltarbeidserfaring fra Kapp Verde, Malawi, Norge, Sør-Afrika, Uganda og Zambia. 

Muriaas er prosjektleder for FRIPRO prosjektet Money Talks - Gendered Electoral Financing in Democratic and Democratizing States finansering av Norges forskningsråd. Hun er redaktør av boken Gendered Electoral Financing: Money, Power and Representation in Comparative Perspective (2020) - med Vibeke Wang og Rainbow Murray. Boken tar utgangspunkt i hvordan tilgang til ressurer påvirker representasjon i valgte organ. Den ser på hvorfor og hvordan kjønnende finansieringsmekanismer, som sanksjoner i statlig partifinansiering og pengestøtte til kvinners valgkampanjer, blir brukt og fører til økt inkludering av kvinner i politikken. En introduksjon til boken er presentert i form av blogg på UCL: The Constitution Unit.  

Se gjerne den korte filmen Money Talks: Women and Elections in Malawi for å få mer forståelse for hvorfor tilgang på ressurser er viktig for å vinne valg i nye demokratier, se her. Du kan også lese et intervju om å lage filmen her.  

Muriaas er også forfatter av Manipulating Political Decentralization: Africa's Inclusive Autocrats (2018) - med Lovise Aalen. I denne boken spørr forfatterene hvorfor enkelte autoritære regimer innfører valg på lokalt nivå når de strengt tatt ikke trenger det. Aalen og Muriaas identifiserer ulike strategier for manipulasjon og viser hvorfor autoritære postkonflikt regimer som har kommet til makten ved hjelp av massive intern mobilisering har både mulighet, og interesse av, å opprettholde en struktur med valgte organ på lokalnivå. For et kort sammendrag av boken, les vårt blogginnlegg i Democracy in Africa.

Høst 2016:

EUR 101 Innføring i europeisk historie og politikk

Vår 2016:

SAMPOL 327 The Politics of Gender: Citizenship, Representation and Development

 

Høsten 2015

SAMPOL100 Innføring i sammenliknende politikk

 

Våren 2015

SAMPOL321 Political Parties in Post-Conflict States

 

Books:

Ragnhild L. Muriaas, Vibeke Wang and Rainbow Murray (eds) (2019). Gendered Electoral Financing: Money, Power and Representation in Comparative Perspective. Routledge.  

Lovise Aalen and Ragnhild Muriaas (2018). Manipulating Political Decentralization: Africa's Inclusive Autocrats. Routledge.

Hilde Danielsen, Kari Jegerstedt, Ragnhild L. Muriaas and Brita Ytre-Arne (eds) (2016). Gendered Citizenship and the Politics of Representation, Palgrave Macmillian.

Muriaas, Ragnhild L. 2011. Afrikanske utfordringer: En innføring i afrikansk politikk [African Challenges: An Introduction to African Politics]. Høyskoleforlaget.


Articles:

Amanda L. Robinson, Amanda Clayton, Martha Johnsen and Ragnhild L. Muriaas (online 2019). (How) Do Voters Discriminate Against Women Candidates? Experimental and Qualitative Evidence from Malawi. Comparative Political Studies

Vibeke Wang and Ragnhild L. Muriaas (2019). Candidate selection and informal soft quotas for women: gender imbalance in political recruitment in Zambia. Politics, Groups, and Identitites, 7(2): 401-411. 

Muriaas, Ragnhild L., Vibeke Wang, Lindsay Benstead, Boniface Dulani and Lise Rakner (2019). 'Why the Gender of Traditional Authorities Matters: Intersectionality and Women’s Rights Advocacy in Malawi?' Comparative Political Studies, 52(12): 1881-1924.

Cappelen, Cornelius and Ragnhild L. Muriaas (2018). Polish labour migrants and undeclared work in NorwayScandinavian Political Studies, 41 (2): 167-187.

Muriaas, Ragnhild L., Liv Tønnessen and Vibeke Wang (2018). Counter-mobilization against child marriage reform in Africa. Political Studies, 66 (4): 851–868.

Aalen, Lovise and Ragnhild L. Muriaas (2017) Power Calculations and Political Decentralization in African Post-Conflict States, International Political Science Review, 38 (1), 56-69. 

Muriaas, Ragnhild, Lise Rakner and Ingvild Aagedal Skage (2016) Political Capital of Ruling Parties after Regime Change: Contrasting Successful Insurgencies to Peaceful Pro-democracy Movements, Civil Wars, 18 (2), 175-191. 

Muriaas, Ragnhild L. and Lars Svaasand (2015) Opposition Parties and the Decentralization Process in South Africa and Zambia. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 53 (4).

Kayuni, Happy and Ragnhild L. Muriaas. 2014. ‘Alternatives to gender quotas: electoral financing of women candidates in Malawi’, Representation, 50 (3): 393-404.

Muriaas, Ragnhild L, Liv Tønnessen and Vibeke Wang. 2013. 'Exploring the Relationship between Democratization and Quota Policies in Africa', Women Studies International Forum, 41: 89-93.

Muriaas, Ragnhild and Happy Kayuni. 2013. 'The Reversed Contagion Effect: Explaining The Unevenness of Women’s Representation across South African Municipalities', Women's Studies International Forum, 41: 150-9.

Muriaas, Ragnhild L. 2013. 'Party Affiliation in New Democracies: Local reactions to the split of the ruling party in Malawi', African Journal of Political Science and International Relations, 7 (4): 190-9.

Muriaas, Ragnhild L. and Vibeke Wang. 2012. Executive dominance and the politics of quota representation in Uganda, Journal of Modern African Studies, 50 (2): 309-38.

Mpesi, Andrew M, and Ragnhild L. Muriaas. 2012. 'Food security as a political issue: the 2009 elections in Malawi', Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 30 (3): 377-93.

Muriaas, Ragnhild L. 2011. ‘ANC & Power Concentration in South Africa: does local democracy allow for power-sharing?’ Special Issue on Opposition in Africa, Democratization, 18 (5), 1067-86.

Muriaas, Ragnhild L. 2011. ‘Traditional institutions and dencentralization: A typology of co-existence in Sub-Saharan Africa’, Forum for Development Studies, March, 38 (1), 87-107.

Muriaas, Ragnhild L. 2009. ‘Local Perspectives on the 'neutrality' of traditional authorities in Malawi, South Africa and Uganda’, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, 47 (1), 28-51.

Muriaas, Ragnhild L. 2009. ‘Reintroducing a Local-Level Multiparty System in Uganda: Why be in opposition?Government and Opposition, 44 (1), 91-112.

Muriaas, Ragnhild L. 2009. ‘ANC og maktkonsentrasjon i Sør-Afrika: Åpner lokaldemokratiet for maktdeling?’, Politica, 41 (3), 283-99.
 

Chapters in books:

Muriaas, Ragnhild, Vibeke Wang and Rainbow Murray (2019). Introduction: Introducing the Concept of Gendered Electoral Financing, pp. 1-24. In Muriaas, Wang and Murray (eds.) Gendered Electoral Financing: Money, Power and Representation in Comparative Politics. New York: Routledge.

Borges, Aleida, Ragnhild Muriaas and Vibeke Wang (2019). Cabo Verde: Legislated Candidates Quotas with Reward for Compliance in Cabo Verde: Victory for no one? pp. 74-92. In Muriaas, Wang and Murray (eds.) Gendered Electoral Financing: Money, Power and Representation in Comparative Politics. New York: Routledge.

Muriaas, Ragnhild and Amy G. Mazur (2019). Conclusion: Does Money Talk? An initial Comparative Analysis, pp. 154-174. In Muriaas, Wang and Murray (eds) Gendered Electoral Financing: Money, Power and Representation in Comparative Politics. New York: Routledge.

Hilde Danielsen, Kari Jegerstedt, Ragnhild L. Muriaas and Brita Ytre-Arne (2016). ‘Introduction’. In Hilde Danielsen et al. (eds) Gendered Citizenship and the Politics of Representation, Palgrave Macmillian.

Ragnhild L. Muriaas, Liv Tønnesen and Vibeke Wang (2016). Substantive Representation: From Timing to Framing of Family Law Reform in Morocco, South Africa and Uganda. In Hilde Danielsen et al. (eds) Gendered Citizenship and the Politics of Representation, Palgrave Macmillian.

Muriaas, Ragnhild L. 2015. 'The Quality and Stability of Subnational Elections in Africa: A Methodological and Conceptual Tool', ch. 5. In Anthony Spanakos and Francisco Panizza (eds.) Conceptualizing Comparative Politics, New York, NY: Routledge.

Hussein, Mustafa K. and Ragnhild L. Muriaas. 2013. 'Traditional Authorities' in Nandini Patel and Lars Svåsand (eds) Government and Politics in Malawi, second edition. Lilongwe, Malawi: Capital Printing Press.

Muriaas, Ragnhild L. 2013. 'The ANC and power concentration in South Africa: does local democracy allow for power-sharing?' pp. 12-31. In Emil Uddhammer, Elliott Green and Johanna Söderström (eds.) Political Opposition and Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa, New York, NY: Routledge. (reprint).

Muriaas, Ragnhild L. 2005. 'Dilemmas Connected to Recognising Customary Law and Courts in South Africa' in Lone Lindholt and Sten Schaumburg-Müller (eds.) Human Rights and Local/living law in Human Rights in Development, Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishing.

 

Bokanmeldelser

Ragnhild L. Muriaas (2019). The political over-representation of the rich in the USA. European Political Science, online first. 

Ragnhild L. Muriaas (2013). 'Sexuality and Gender Politics in Mozambique: Rethinking Gender in Africa' by Signe Arnfred, Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning, January, 88-92.

 

Working Papers:

Lindsay J. Benstead, Ragnhild L. Muriaas, and Vibeke Wang (2018). 'When Do Donor Endorsements Help or Hurt? Policy Advocacy and Men’s Interests in Malawi'. Working Paper, No.16, The program on Governance and Local Development (GLD). Yale and University of Gothenburg.

Ragnhild Muriaas, Vibeke Wang, LIndsay J. Benstead, Boniface Dulani and Lise Rakner (2017). 'It Takes a female Chief: Gender and Effective Politicy Advocacy in Malawi', Working Paper, No.11, The program on Governance and Local Development (GLD). Yale and University of Gothenburg.

 

Reports:

The Local Governance Performance Index (LGPI) in Malawi: Selected FIndings on Gender (2017). Report prepared by Lindsay Benstead, Boniface Dulani, Ragnhild L. MUriaas, Lise Rakner and Vibeke Wang. GLD report. The program on Governance and Local Development (GLD). Yale and University of Gothenburg.

 

Dissertations:

Muriaas, Ragnhild L. 2008. Affection and Defection: Local Perspectives on the Pull Towards the Government Party in Malawi, South Africa and Uganda, PhD Dissertation, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen.

Muriaas, Ragnhild L. 2002. Two Bulls in a Kraal - Recognising cultural difference in post-Apartheid South Africa, hovedfagsoppgave (M.Phil. Thesis), Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen.

 

  • 2020. Legislated Candidates Quotas with Reward for Compliance in Cabo Verde: Victory for no one? 18 sider.
  • 2020. Introduction: Introducing the Concept of Gendered Electoral Financing. 24 sider.
  • 2020. Gendered Electoral Financing: Money, Power and Representation in Comparative Perspective. Routledge.
  • 2020. Conclusion: Does Money Talk? An initial Comparative Analysis. 20 sider.
  • 2019. The political over-representation of the rich in the USA. European Political Science.
  • 2019. Levelling the playing field: gendered electoral financing of women candidates -The Constitution Unit Blog.
  • 2019. Internasjonalt fokus på de viktigste politiske begivenheter i 2018. .
  • 2019. EGAP Brief 62: Evaluating Discrimination Against Women Candidates in Malawi.
  • 2019. Candidate selection and informal soft quotas for women: gender imbalance in political recruitment in Zambia. Politics, Groups, and Identities. 401-411.
  • 2019. (How) Do Voters Discriminate Against Women Candidates? Experimental and Qualitative Evidence From Malawi . Comparative Political Studies. 1-30.
  • 2018. Why the Gender of Traditional Authorities Matters: Intersectionality and Women’s Rights Advocacy in Malawi. Comparative Political Studies. 1-44.
  • 2018. Why some African Autocrats love Political Decentralization. Democracy in Africa.
  • 2018. Why campaigns to stop child marriage can backfire. The Washington Post.
  • 2018. Traditional Authority, Gender and Political Engagement in Malawi.
  • 2018. Time and Money in Women's Political Recruitment in Cape Verde and Ghana.
  • 2018. Representasjon av unge på Stortinget.
  • 2018. Polish Labour Migrants and Undeclared Work in Norway. Scandinavian Political Studies. 167-187.
  • 2018. Manipulating Political Decentralization: Africa's Inclusive Autocrats.
  • 2018. Likestilling og økonomisk utvikling.
  • 2018. Gender, Party Primaries, and the Cost of Elections in Malawi.
  • 2018. En av verdens yngste nasjonalforsamlinger.
  • 2018. Democracy, gender equality, and economic development.
  • 2018. DO DONOR ENDORSEMENTS HELP OR HURT? USC Center on Public Diplomacy.
  • 2018. Counter-Mobilization against Child Marriage Reform in Africa. Political Studies. 851-868.
  • 2018. CET Klimasnakk: Flykvoter - er det realistisk og hva må til? Live- innspilling av podcast 13.11.18 med stortingsrepresentant Ketil Kjenseth.
  • 2017. kvinner, politikk og samfunn i Norge.
  • 2017. When Do Donor Endorsements Help or Hurt? A Survey Experiment on Quotas and Land Reform in Malawi .
  • 2017. When Do Donor Endorsements Help or Hurt? A Survey Experiment on Quotas and Land Reform in Malawi.
  • 2017. Unpacking the Effect of Candidate Selection on Adopting Gender Quotas: Resisting Change in Zambia .
  • 2017. The Personal Costs Of Campaigning: Electoral Systems And Public Funding In Ghana And Cape Verde .
  • 2017. The Personal Costs Of Campaiging: Electoral Systems And Public Funding In Ghana And Cape Verde .
  • 2017. The Local Governance Performance Index (LGPI) in Malawi: Selected Findings on Gender. .
  • 2017. Sultkatastrofe i Afrika.
  • 2017. Power calculations and political decentralisation in African post-conflict states. International Political Science Review. 56-69.
  • 2017. Mobilisering mot barneekteskapsreform i Afrika - Blogg Sakutuelt.
  • 2017. How Voters Evaluate Candidate Gender: Experimental Evidence from Malawi.
  • 2017. GENDERED ELECTORAL FINANCING IN DEMOCRATIC AND DEMOCRATIZING STATES (Key note).
  • 2017. Finance for Women in Politics.
  • 2017. Extending Gender Quotas to Social Institutions: Survey Experiments of Representatives and Citizens in Norway.
  • 2017. Difor har me tre kvinner på topp i regjeringa, medan USA aldri har hatt ein kvinneleg president.
  • 2016. Why tradition is distinct from religion: Explaining variation in counter-mobilization against child marriage reform in Africa.
  • 2016. Why does the impact of western donor endorsements depend on the type of women's rights? Experimental evidence from Malawi.
  • 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. Substantive Representation: From Timing to Framing of Family Law Reform in Morocco, South Africa and Uganda. 25 sider.
  • 2016. Spent før dagens valg i Uganda.
  • 2016. Redefining the Traditional and Religious State: Framing Child Marriage Reform in Sudan and Zambia.
  • 2016. Pynt og prakt, men mest makt.
  • 2016. Political capital of ruling parties after regime change: contrasting successful insurgencies to peaceful pro-democracy movements. Civil Wars. 175-191.
  • 2016. Nordic model of aiding dysfunctional families in childcare. An analysis of the perception of the situation of Poles and their families in Norway / Nordycki model wspierania rodzin niewydolnych w opiece nad dzieckiem. Analiza sytuacji Polaków oraz ich rodzin w Norewgii. Research Papers of Wroclaw University of Economics. 116-133.
  • 2016. Money Talks: Gendered Electoral Financing in Malawi .
  • 2016. Money Talks: Gender Electoral Financing in Malawi and Zambia.
  • 2016. Hvis kvinner styrte verden – Du verden!
  • 2016. Gendered Citizenship: The Politics of Representation. 1-14.
  • 2016. Gendered Citizenship and the Politics of Representation. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • 2016. Dette blir de viktigste sakene i 2016.
  • 2016. Bistand til kvinnebevegelser i Afrika virker. Bistandsaktuelt.
  • 2015. The Quality And Stability Of Subnational Elections In Africa: A Methodological and Conceptual Tool. 22 sider.
  • 2015. Redefining the Traditional and Religious State: Framing Child Marriage Reform in Sudan and Zambia.
  • 2015. Power calculations and territorial politics in African post-conflict states: The effects of winning.
  • 2015. Opposition parties and the decentralisation process in South Africa and Zambia. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. 475-496.
  • 2015. Opposition Parties and the Decentralization Process in South Africa and Zambia.
  • 2015. Intervju om Nigerias utfordringer i forbindelse med et 'Frokost med Frank' arrangement.
  • 2015. Hvorfor jobber noen arbeidsinnvandrere svart?
  • 2015. Hvem er Boko Haram?
  • 2015. Frokost med Frank: Nigerias utfordringer.
  • 2015. Explaining Variation in Government Parties’ Willingness to Build Party Organization in Africa.
  • 2015. Alternatives to Gender Quotas: Electoral Financing of Women Candidates In Malawi.
  • 2014. Nelson Mandela 24 år i frihet.
  • 2014. Methodological and Conceptual Tools for Comparing Subnational Elections: Applied on nine Democraticing States in Africa.
  • 2014. Alternatives to gender quotas : electoral financing of women candidates in Malawi. Representation. 393-404.
  • 2013. Å være sin mann lydig. Bergens Tidende.
  • 2013. Variation in Party Mobilization through Decentralization in Africa: The Legacy of Regime Transitions.
  • 2013. Traditional Authorities. 19 sider.
  • 2013. The reversed contagion effect: Explaining the unevenness of women's representation across South African municipalities. Women's Studies: International Forum. 150-159.
  • 2013. The ANC and power concentration in South Africa: does local democracy allow for power-sharing? 19 sider.
  • 2013. Signe Arnfred: Sexuality and Gender Politics in Mozambique - Rethinking Gender in Africa. Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning. 92-96.
  • 2013. Party affiliation in new democracies: Local reactions to the split of the ruling party in Malawi. African Journal of Political Science and International Relations. 190-199.
  • 2013. Party Adaptions to Municipal Elections in Post-transitional Regimes: Exploring Democratic Decentralization in Zambia and South Africa.
  • 2013. Ikonet Mandela. Bergens Tidende.
  • 2013. Gatekeepers under Pressure: Women's Representation and Party Competition in Malawi and the Western Cape Municipalities in South Africa.
  • 2013. Exploring the relationship between democratization and quota policies in Africa. Women's Studies: International Forum. 89-93.
  • 2013. Alternatives to gender quotas? The public funding of women candidates experiment in the 2009 Malawian elections in comparison.
  • 2013. Afrika: Kvoter gjev kvinneeksplosjon.
  • 2013. Africa's women rise on quota.
  • 2012. Studying Moving Targets: Advices for Collecting Data for Multiple Case Studies in Hybrid Regimes.
  • 2012. Reaching SADC's 50-50 target on women's representation: Fast track South Africa compared with the incremental track in Malawi.
  • 2012. Nigeria: En stormakt på leirføtter.
  • 2012. Lik rett til jord er fortsatt en fjern drøm. Bergens Tidende.
  • 2012. Land Policies in South Africa: Before, under and after Mandela.
  • 2012. Institutionalizing Local Elections in Eastern and Southern Africa: Stability, Participation, Competition and Legitimacy.
  • 2012. Food security as a political issue: the 2009 elections in Malawi. Journal of Contemporary African Studies. 377-393.
  • 2012. Executive dominance and the politics of quota representation in Uganda. The Journal of Modern African Studies. 309-338.
  • 2012. Consolidating dominance: decentralisation in Africa revisited.
  • 2012. Avdekker Sør-Afrikas bakside.
  • 2011. Zuma i maktstrid med unge radikale.
  • 2011. Traditional Institutions and Decentralisation: A Typology of Co-Existence in Sub-Saharan Africa. Forum for Development Studies. 87-107.
  • 2011. Tilfellet Malawi. Hubro. Magasin for Universitetet i Bergen. 56-57.
  • 2011. The ANC and power concentration in South Africa: does local democracy allow for power-sharing? Democratization. 1067-1086.
  • 2011. Slik er Zumas stormakt.
  • 2011. Legislating identity representation in Uganda.
  • 2011. Fredspris til Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf og Leymah Gbowee.
  • 2011. Afrikanske/Latinamerikanske/Globale utfordringer.
  • 2011. Afrikanske utfordringer - En innføring i afrikansk politikk, -boksalong.
  • 2011. Afrikanske utfordringer - En innføring i afrikansk politikk. Cappelen Damm Høyskoleforlaget.
  • 2010. Malawi - et kort innblikk i kultur og politikk.
  • 2010. Food security in Malawi: Understanding the landslide victory of the incumbent in the 2009 presidential election.
  • 2010. Afrika: Feltarbeid - evaluering og innhenting av informasjon.
  • 2009. ”Utfordringer knyttet til realiseringen av demokratiske ideer og institusjoner md vekt på Afrika”.
  • 2009. The strength of presidential parties in local elections: A comparative analysis of Malawi, South Africa and Uganda.
  • 2009. Strategier for informasjonsinnsamling i en annen kulturell kontekst.
  • 2009. Reintroducing a Local-Level Multiparty System in Uganda: Why Be in Opposition? Government and Opposition. 91-112.
  • 2009. Politikk og kultur i Uganda.
  • 2009. Party Affiliation in New Democracies: Reactions to the split of the ruling party in Malawi.
  • 2009. Organisator av Panel 4 Concentration of power in South Africa: Is local democracy the road to power-sharing?
  • 2009. Local democracy and political opposition in South Africa.
  • 2009. Local Perspectives on the 'neutrality' of traditional authorities in Malawi, South Africa and Uganda. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. 28-51.
  • 2009. Forskningsetikk: Redelighet og den frie tanke.
  • 2009. Fjorten år som ompalompa.
  • 2009. Eliteintervju.
  • 2009. Bruk av observasjon som metode i Statsvitenskap.
  • 2009. ANC og maktkonsentrasjon i Sør-Afrika: Åpner lokaldemokratiet for maktdeling? Politica - Tidsskrift for politisk videnskab. 283-299.
  • 2008. Ålesunder med doktorgrad om demokratisering i Afrika.
  • 2008. Popular representation in Africa: The politics of expectations.
  • 2008. Local democracy and political opposition in South Africa.
  • 2008. Is Democratic Decentralisation more likely to succeed in Dominant Party Systems? Comparing the cases of Malawi, South Africa and Uganda.
  • 2008. Democratic Decentralisation and the Pull towards the Government Party.
  • 2008. Afrika: Feltarbeid – evaluering og innhenting av informasjon.
  • 2008. Affection and Defection: Local Perspectives on the Pull Towards the Government Party in Malawi, South Africa and Uganda.
  • 2007. Why local democracy failed in Malawi: Notes from a field study.
  • 2007. Strategier for informasjonsinnsamling i annen kulturell kontekst.
  • 2007. Staying loyal to the party or the president? Party institutionalisation at local level in Malawi.
  • 2007. Re-introducing Multiparty system at the Local Level in Uganda: Why be in opposition?
  • 2007. Observasjon og Observasjon i praksis.
  • 2007. Hvorfor velge UiB som arbeidsplass? Stipendiattilværelsen ved UiB.
  • 2007. Feltarbeidet og etikk.
  • 2007. Experience from a Fieldwork in Malawi, South Africa and Uganda.
  • 2007. Det Kvalitative Intervju: Eksempel fra forskning på Uganda.
  • 2007. Det Kvalitative Intervju: Eksempel fra forskning på Uganda.
  • 2007. Chiefs in Malawi: Substituting Local Democracy, Accommodating National Politics.
  • 2006. Variations in perceptions of popular representation at local level in Malawi, South Africa and Uganda.
  • 2006. Utfordringer knyttet til Feltarbeid.
  • 2005. Dilemmas Connected to Recognising Customary Law and Courts in South Africa. 15 sider.
  • 2005. Chiefs in Local Democracy: Framework for Analysing Local Governance in East and Southern Africa.
  • 2004. Det sivile samfunn og demokratiutvikling i Afrika.
  • 2004. Decentralisation and the political force of traditional authorities.
  • 2002. Two Bulls in a Kraal - Recognising cultural difference in post-Apartheid South Africa.

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EDUCATION

2008 Ph.D, Departmenet of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen.

2002 Cand. Polit. Degree. Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen.

1996 Cand. Mag. Degree. Faculty of Social Science, University of Bergen.

 

POSITIONS

2015 Associate Senior Researcher, Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Bergen, Norway.

2013 -  Associate Professor,Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen.

2010 Visiting Scholar, Department of Sociology, University of California (Berkeley).

2009 - 2013 Post-doctor,Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen.

2005-2006 Visiting scholar, Department of Political Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

2005 Visiting scholar, Political Science and Public Administration, Makerere University, Uganda.

2004 Visiting PhD-student, The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden. 

2004 - 2008 PhD Student, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen.

2002 - 2004 University lecturer, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen.

Money Talks: Gendered Electoral Financing in Democratic and Democratizing States.

Ragnhild L. Muriaas (Project leader). Research project financed by FRIHUMSAM, the Research Council of Norway (2016-2020).

Dette prosjektet ser på betydningen av penger i politikk på tvers av ulike regioner ved å studere sammenhengen mellon kjønnede valgkampfinansieringsformer og kvinners deltakelse i politikken. Med internasjonale organisasjoner som FN i ryggen har flere land og ikke-statlige organisasjoner i de siste årene innført ulike former for kjønnet valgkampfinansiering. En form for kjønnet valgkampfinansiering går direkte til politisk aktive kvinner for å øke deres motivasjon til å stille til valg og til å vinne frem i kampen mot antatt mer pengesterke menn.  En annen form søker å motivere politiske parti til å fremme likebalanse i sine valgnominasjoner, ved å gi en ekstrabevilgning til parti som har en viss kjønnsbalanse eller gi mulkt til de som ikke har det. Men hva er effekten av denne form for finansiering på rekruttering av kvinner i politikken? Hvordan påvirker denne form for økonomiske stimuli nominasjonsprossessene innad i politiske parti og øker de kvinners mulighet til å bli valgt inn i politiske embet? Prosjektet er komparativt (utvikler typologi og datasett) og har Irland, Frankrike, Kapp Verde, Kenya, Malawi, Storbrittania og Tunisia som hovedcase. 

 

Engineering gender equality: The effects of aid to women’s political representation in Malawi, Sudan, Uganda and Zambia.
Liv Tønnessen (project leader). Research project financed by NORDGLOBAL, the Research Council of Norway (2013-2017).

Ragnhild Louise Muriaas er hovedforskerne i prosjektet. I de siste tiårene har det internasjonale samfunnet satt spørsmål knyttet til kvinners deltakelse i politikken på agendaen. En pådriver for denne politikken har vært en antakelse om at der er en sammenheng mellom økt numerisk kvinnerepresentasjon og, for det første, innføring av kvinnevennlige reformer (substansiell representasjon) og, for det andre, aksept for kvinner som politiske aktører (symbolske representasjon). Dette prosjektet studerer det internasjonale engasjementet for spørsmål knyttet til kvinnerepresentasjon ved å studere endringer i fire ulike case som alle har vært hovedmottakere for kjønnet bistand de siste tiårene (Malawi, Sudan, Uganda og Zambia). Muriaas sitt hovedbidrag til dette prosjektet er å studere prosesser knyttet opp mot reformer om barneekteskap i Zambia og Malawi, samtidig som hun arbeider med survey eksperiment som tester hvordan kvinnevennlige reformer oppfates forskjellig ut fra hvem som er budbringeren. Surveyen gjennomføres som et sammarbeid med The Progamme of Governance and Local Development at Gothenburg (GLD), se http://gld.gu.se/malawi.html .


Labor migration and the moral sustainability of the Norwegian welfare state.

Stein Kuhnle (project leader). Research project funded by VAM, the Research Council of Norway (2013-2017).

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