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Ellen Lust


Ellen Lust
+46 31 786 6534

Room number: B522
Postal Address: Box 711, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 41123 Göteborg

Department of Political Science (More Information)
Box 711
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 411 23 Göteborg

About Ellen Lust


Ellen Lust is the Founding Director of the Programs on Governance and Local Development at Yale University (est. 2013) and at the University of Gothenburg (est. 2015), and Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. She also serves as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Project on Middle East Democracy in Washington, DC. She received her M.A. in Modern Middle East and North African Studies (1993) and PhD in Political Science from the University of Michigan (1997). She held faculty positions at Rice University and Yale University, and was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Graduate Studies (Geneva, Switzerland) and the Straus Institute at NYU.

Ellen has conducted fieldwork and implemented surveys in Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia. She has authored numerous books and articles, including most recently, Trust, Voice and Incentives: Learning from Local Successes in Service Delivery in the Middle East and North Africa, (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2015) in collaboration with Hana Brixi and Michael Woolcock.

Her current research is aimed at developing local governance indicators and examining the role of social institutions in governance. She was a co-founder of the Transitional Governance Project, a founding associate editor of Middle East Law and Governance, and has served as an advisor and consultant to such organizations as the Carter Center, Freedom House, NDI, UNDEF, UNDP, USAID, and the World Bank. Foundations such as the Moulay Hicham Foundation, National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and the Swedish Research Council have supported her work. More at http://gld.commons.yale.edu/ and http://transitionalgovernanceproject.org


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Elections Under Authoritarianism
Ellen Lust, Jennifer Gandhi
Annual review of political science, Journal article 2009
Journal article


Political participation in the Middle East
Ellen Lust, Saloua Zerhouni
Lynne Rienner, Book 2008

Reform in Syria: Steering Between the Chinese Model and Regime Change
Marina Ottaway, Julia Choucair-Vizoso, Ellen Lust
Beyond the Facade: Political Reform in the Arab World, Brookings Institution Press, Chapter in book 2008
Chapter in book

The tug of war over the status of Jerusalem: Leaders, strategies and outcomes.
Ellen Lust, A.F.K. Organski
International Interactions, Journal article 2008
Journal article


Comparative Politics of the Middle East and Academic Freedom
Ellen Lust, Lisa Anderson, Steven Heydemann, Mark Tessler
CP-APSA Newsletter, Editorial letter 2007
Editorial letter

The Management of Opposition: Formal Structures of Contestation and Informal Political Manipulation in Egypt, Jordan and Morocco
Oliver Schlumberger, Ellen Lust
Debating Arab Authoritarianism: Dynamics and Durability in Nondemocratic Regimes, Stanford University Press, Chapter in book 2007
Chapter in book

Elections under Authoritarianism: Preliminary Lessons from Jordan
Frédéric Volpi, Francesco Cavatorta, Ellen Lust
Democratization in the Muslim World: Changing Patterns of Authorty and Power, Routledge, Chapter in book 2007
Chapter in book

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