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Staffan I. Lindberg
234 Anderson Hall, rm 207 P.O. Box 117 325 Gainesville, FL, 32611
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Lindberg is a Ph.D. (2005) from Lund University,
Sweden. His dissertation won the American Political Science
Association's Juan Linz Award for best dissertation 2005. He has
democratization, state building, military interventions, popular
perceptions of state legitimacy, political clientelism,
legislative-executive relations, MPs and accountability, women's
effects of electoral systems, opposition parties, political parties,
party systems and elections based on his cross-national research.
book, Democracy and Elections in
Africa (Johns Hopkins UP, 2006)
demonstrates the positive causal effect of elections on the spread of
democracy. It was awarded "Outstanding Title" by Chocie in 2007. In a
collaborative follow-up project, the causal role of
elections in processes of both autocratization and democratization were
investigated on a global scale. Lindberg is the editor of the resulting
volume Democratization by Elections
- A New Mode of Transition (Johns Hopkins UP, 2009).
He has also done
in-depth work on Ghana, and has published
on political clientelism, voting behavior and party alignment, as well
as the workings of the Ghanaian legislature. He was the co-PI for a
consortium research program involving five other institutions from
Europe and Africa called "African Power and Politics" that runs from
2007 to 2012. He taught at Lund University, then Kent State University,
years in Ghana as parliamentary advisor, and consults on a regular
basis for donors in Africa.
Professor Lindberg is currently on leave from UF.
He is Research
Director for the World Values Survey project Sweden, Research Fellow at
the Quality of Government Institute, and Associate Professor at the
Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.