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Marina Nistotskaya

Senior lecturer

Marina Nistotskaya
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 6691

Room number: B547
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 Marina Nistotskaya

I am Associate Professor (Docent) at the Department of Political Science and research fellow at the Quality of Government Institute, University of Gothenburg. 


My research focuses on:

  • how public bureaucracies are organized around the world. I am PI of the QoG Expert Survey on bureaucratic structures and bureaucratic behaviour in countries across the world and across Russia's regions;
  • State capacity conceptualization and measurment
  • Effects of New Public Management reforms
  • Women political representation in authocratic regimes

I have published on these and related topics in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Governance, Public Administration, the European Journal of Political Research, Environment and Planning C and Journal of East African Studies.

Please see my CV for a more detailed overview of my publications and previous and current projects.


I teach BA, MA and PhD-level courses. I am the course coordinater for Quality of Government in Comparative Perspective (MA), Delegation to Executives: Dilemmas and Institutional Solutions (BA) and Advanced Study of the State, its Citizens and its Institutions (PhD). 

Under my supervision more than 30 studentsd have succesfully defended their MA dissersations at the University of Gothenburg. I also supervise BA students and doctorants.  

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The Irish Tax State and Historical Legacies: Slowly Converging Capacity, Persistent Unwillingness to Pay
Michelle D'Arcy, Marina Nistotskaya
Douglass Kanter and Patrick Walsh (eds.) Taxation, Politics, and Protest in Ireland, 1662-2016. , London, Palgrave Macmillan, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book


Getting to Sweden: The Origins of High Tax Compliance in the Swedish Tax State
Marina Nistotskaya, Michelle D'Arcy
Steinmo S. (ed.). The Leap of Faith: The Fiscal Foundations of Successful Government in Europe and America, Oxford, Oxford University Press, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

State Capacity, Democracy and Public Goods Production: the Case of Child Mortality
Marina Nistotskaya, Michelle D'Arcy
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Working paper 2018
Working paper

Public Bureaucracy and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Russia’s Regions
Marina Nistotskaya, Anna Khakhunova
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Working paper 2018
Working paper

Hur incitamentstrukturer påverkar den offentliga sektorn: empiriska belägg och kvarvarande frågor
Marina Nistotskaya
Politik som organisation: förvaltningspolitikens grundproblem, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

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