Professor, Political science, University of Gothenburg, V-Dem Institute
Membership period 2014–2019
I am one of four Principal Investigators for the world’s most far-ranging democracy-measurment project ever: Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem), which involves some 2,500 scholars and practitioners from across the globe. I have published on elections and democracy in Africa, political clientelism, women’s representation, parties, and electoral systems as well as on young Swede’s attitudes to democracy.
Family: My daughter Omma, 19 years.
Interests: Icehockey, hunting, fishing, nature, friends, family.
Other: Have played high-level icehockey. Was in 1986 the manager for the largest music festival in Sweden (Gärdesfesten) with 60.000 visitors. Have worked as a theatre assistant director and production manager and as recroding manager for TV and films before higher studies and academic career.